Tag Archives: J.D. Salinger

Books you need to read

I expect this list to grow as I continue reading, but as of right I now, I recommend reading these books. Which books do you recommend to others? Classics Winesburg, Ohio-Sherwood Anderson Persuasion-Jane Austen Pride and Prejudice-Jane Austen The Canterbury Tales-Geoffrey Chaucer As I Lay Dying-William Faulkner The Great Gatsby-F. Scott Fitzgerald For Whom the …

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The Letter Project–Recent Letters

Check out my recent letter to Theresa at The Letter Project. It is decorated from quotes of Salinger’s short stories.   *Originally appeared on Tumblr

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Prompt–Sunday, August 14

“He ached from head to foot, all zones of pain seemingly interdependent. He was rather like a Christmas tree whose lights, wired in series, must all go out if even one bulb is defective.” (161) The quote above is from J.D. Salinger’s “Nine Stories,” specifically the short story “For Esme—with Love and Squalor.” Reading these …

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Salinger’s “Nine Stories”

I finished reading J.D. Salinger’s “Nine Stories.” Each one is unique and offers interesting characters and situations. I especially love it when fiction refers to poetry. Robert Stone does this in “Bear and His Daughter” with the short stories “Porque no Tiene, Porque le Falta” and “Bear and His Daughter.” For some reason it amuses …

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Reading Salinger and more

Today I read the short story “Just Before the War with the Eskimos” by J.D. Salinger. Last year I read “The Catcher in the Rye” and really loved it, especially the voice of Holden Caulfield in how he told a story. So the short story was interesting in how the small actions matter. The body language told so …

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