JD Salinger

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‘You think wrong!’: top 10 rants in literature
Some distrust kvetching in print, but writers from Shakespeare to Valerie Solanas show there’s nothing wrong with constructive – and even destructive – criticism

Lucy Ellmann

25, Aug, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Top 10 stories about bored teenagers | John Patrick McHugh
Writers from Alice Munro to JD Salinger capture the restless ennui and dangerous passions of the do-nothing years before adulthood sets in

John Patrick McHugh

28, Jul, 2021 @12:22 PM

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Sally Rooney: 'I want the next thing I do to be the best thing I’ve ever done'
The Normal People author on the joy of Jeeves and the influence of JD Salinger’s Franny and Zooey

Sally Rooney

17, Apr, 2020 @9:00 AM

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My New York Year (aka My Salinger Year) review – bafflingly insipid literary memoir clunks hard
Based on Joanna Rakoff’s book, this simpering knock-off of The Devil Wears Prada is so wet you could shoot snipe off it

Peter Bradshaw

20, Feb, 2020 @7:00 PM

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JD Salinger exhibition to unveil photographs, letters and notebooks
New York Public Library exhibit will show a mix of personal and literary effects, and will run for three months

Tom McCarthy in New York

07, Oct, 2019 @4:14 PM

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JD Salinger estate finally agrees to ebook editions
Author’s son explains that wish for accessibility has persuaded trustees to look past his father’s dislike of digital media

Sian Cain

12, Aug, 2019 @3:49 PM

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From everyteen to annoying: are today's young readers turning on The Catcher in the Rye?
JD Salinger’s Holden Caulfield once seemed the universal voice of teenage angst, but now he’s too quaint for young people. Can we learn to love it again, asks Dana Czapnik

Dana Czapnik

01, Aug, 2019 @7:00 AM

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Top 10 teenage friendships in fiction |
From Great Expectations’s Pip and Estella to My Brilliant Friend’s Elena and Lina, these volatile years have inspired many brilliant novels

Kate Hamer

29, May, 2019 @10:30 AM

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Book clinic: what shall I read while my teenager goes off the rails?
From JD Salinger to Jeanette Winterson and Caitlin Moran, all kinds of literature can see you through the worst of adolescent angst

Tim Adams

23, Feb, 2019 @6:00 PM

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JD Salinger's unseen writings to be published, family confirms
Exclusive: The Catcher in the Rye author’s son tells the Guardian estate will publish almost ‘all of what he wrote’ over next decade

Alison Flood

01, Feb, 2019 @8:00 PM

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The Guardian view on modern writers: the myth of the reclusive author | Editorial
Editorial: These days, most writers cannot afford to live secluded from their public. But when a very private author like Thomas Harris announces a new novel, there’s always special excitement


07, Oct, 2018 @5:41 PM

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JD Salinger's teenage lover challenges her 'predator' reputation
Joyce Maynard, now 65, has published a new essay that asks if the #MeToo movement will allow her to tell her side of the story

Alison Flood

06, Sep, 2018 @5:28 PM

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