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Mesmerized and somewhat unnerved by his 97-year-old father's vitality and optimism, David Shields undertakes an original investigation of our flesh-and-blood existence, our mortal being.Weaving together personal anecdote, biological fact, philosophical doubt,…

SALINGER

by David Shields

|March 13, 2014

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER THE BOY WHO BECAME A REBEL. THE REBEL WHO BECAME A SOLDIER. THE SOLDIER WHO BECAME AN ICON. THE ICON WHO DISAPPEARED. Raised in Park Avenue privilege, J. D. Salinger sought out combat, surviving five bloody battles of World War II, and…

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“Reading How Literature Saved My Life is like getting to listen in on a really great, smart, provocative conversation. The book is not straightforward, it resists any single interpretation, and it seems to me to constitute nothing less than a new…

Salinger

by David Shields

|September 9, 2014

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An instant New York Times bestseller, this “explosive biography” ( People ) of one of the most beloved and mysterious figures of the twentieth century is “as close as we’ll ever get to being inside J.D. Salinger’s head” (…

Other People: Takes & Mistakes

by David Shields

|This title releases February 21, 2017

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An intellectually thrilling and emotionally wrenching investigation of otherness: the need for one person to understand another person completely, the impossibility of any such absolute knowing, and the erotics of this separation. Can one person know another…

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In this truly one-of-a-kind book, the author/narrator—a representative, in extremis, of contemporary American obsession with beauty, celebrity, transmitted image—finds himself suspended, fascinated, in the remoteness of our wall-to-wall mediascape. It…

Salinger

by David Shields

|June 3, 2014

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`De oorlog die hem vernietigde, schiep hem als schrijver Gedurende acht jaar deed Shane Salerno voor een ambitieuze filmdocumentaire onderzoek naar het leven van J.D. Salinger (1919-2010), de wereldberoemde auteur van The Catcher in the Rye . Salinger publiceerde…

Other People: Takes & Mistakes

by David Shields

|This title releases February 21, 2017

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An intellectually thrilling and emotionally wrenching investigation of otherness: the need for one person to understand another person completely, the impossibility of any such absolute knowing, and the erotics of this separation. Can one person know another…

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What does it mean to construct a self? What does it mean to turn your life into a narrative? What's gained? What's lost? What lies inevitably get told? What deeper truths are reached or at least reached for? Enough About You has no answers to these questions,…

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In That Thing You Do With Your Mouth, actress and voice-over artist Samantha Matthews offers-in the form of an extended monologue, prompted and arranged by New York Times bestselling author (and Matthews’s cousin once removed) David Shields-a vivid investigation…

Salinger

by David Shields

|January 21, 2014

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J. D. Salinger es una de las fi guras más emblemáticas del siglo XX. Autor de El guardián entre el centeno, cuyo poder ha ejercido un influjo único generación tras generación, se convirtió en un mito cuando, abrumado por la fama, decidió dejar de publicar y…

Salinger

by David Shields

|January 16, 2014

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Jerome David Salinger é uma das figuras mais intrigantes da história recente da literatura mundial. Autor do cultuado romance O apanhador no campo de centeio, ele é reverenciado por milhões de pessoas e influenciou incontáveis escritores e cineastas. No entanto,…