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Salinger

David Shields

Based on eight years of exhaustive research and exclusive interviews with more than 200 people-and published in coordination with the international theatrical release of a major documentary film from the Weinstein Company-Salinger is a global cultural event: the definitive biography of one of the most beloved and mysterious figures of the twentieth century. For more than fifty years, the ever elusive author of The Catcher in the Rye has been the subject of a relentless stream of newspaper and magazine articles as well as several biographies. Yet all of these attempts have been hampered by a fundamental lack of access and by the persistent recycling of inaccurate information. Salinger remains, astonishingly, an enigma. The complex and contradictory human being behind the myth has never been revealed. No longer. In the eight years since Salinger was begun, and especially in the three years since Salinger's death, the authors interviewed on five continents more than 200 people, many of whom had previously refused to go on the record about their relationship with Salinger. This oral biography offers direct eyewitness accounts from Salinger's World War II brothers-in-arms, his family members, his close friends, his lovers, his classmates, his neighbors, his editors, his publishers, his New Yorker colleagues, and people with whom he had relationships that were secret even to his own family. Shields and Salerno illuminate most brightly the last fifty-six years of Salinger's life: a period that, until now, had remained completely dark to biographers. Provided unprecedented access to never-before-published photographs (more than 100 throughout the book), diaries, letters, legal records, and secret documents, readers will feel they have, for the first time, gotten beyond Salinger's meticulously built-up wall. The result is the definitive portrait of one of the most fascinating figures of the twentieth century.

Based on eight years of exhaustive research and exclusive interviews with more than 200 people-and published in coordination with the international theatrical release of a major documentary film from the Weinstein Company-Salinger is a global cultural event: the definitive biography of one of the most beloved and mysterious figures of the twentieth century. For more than fifty years, the ever elusive author of The Catcher in the Rye has been the subject of a relentless stream of newspaper and magazine articles as well as several biographies. Yet all of these attempts have been hampered by a fundamental lack of access and by the persistent recycling of inaccurate information. Salinger remains, astonishingly, an enigma. The complex and contradictory human being behind the myth has never been revealed. No longer. In the eight years since Salinger was begun, and especially in the three years since Salinger's death, the authors interviewed on five continents more than 200 people, many of whom had previously refused to go on the record about their relationship with Salinger. This oral biography offers direct eyewitness accounts from Salinger's World War II brothers-in-arms, his family members, his close friends, his lovers, his classmates, his neighbors, his editors, his publishers, his New Yorker colleagues, and people with whom he had relationships that were secret even to his own family. Shields and Salerno illuminate most brightly the last fifty-six years of Salinger's life: a period that, until now, had remained completely dark to biographers. Provided unprecedented access to never-before-published photographs (more than 100 throughout the book), diaries, letters, legal records, and secret documents, readers will feel they have, for the first time, gotten beyond Salinger's meticulously built-up wall. The result is the definitive portrait of one of the most fascinating figures of the twentieth century.
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Based on eight years of exhaustive research and exclusive interviews with more than 200 people-and published in coordination with the international theatrical release of a major documentary film from the Weinstein Company-Salinger is a global cultural event: the definitive biography of one of the most beloved and mysterious figures of the twentieth century. For more than fifty years, the ever elusive author of The Catcher in the Rye has been the subject of a relentless stream of newspaper and magazine articles as well as several biographies. Yet all of these attempts have been hampered by a fundamental lack of access and by the persistent recycling of inaccurate information. Salinger remains, astonishingly, an enigma. The complex and contradictory human being behind the myth has never been revealed. No longer. In the eight years since Salinger was begun, and especially in the three years since Salinger's death, the authors interviewed on five continents more than 200 people, many of whom had previously refused to go on the record about their relationship with Salinger. This oral biography offers direct eyewitness accounts from Salinger's World War II brothers-in-arms, his family members, his close friends, his lovers, his classmates, his neighbors, his editors, his publishers, his New Yorker colleagues, and people with whom he had relationships that were secret even to his own family. Shields and Salerno illuminate most brightly the last fifty-six years of Salinger's life: a period that, until now, had remained completely dark to biographers. Provided unprecedented access to never-before-published photographs (more than 100 throughout the book), diaries, letters, legal records, and secret documents, readers will feel they have, for the first time, gotten beyond Salinger's meticulously built-up wall. The result is the definitive portrait of one of the most fascinating figures of the twentieth century.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Shane Salerno, Peter Friedman, January LaVoy, Campbell Scott, Robert Petkoff

Length:

19h 34m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:47


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:23


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

11:16


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

45:02


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

01:07:43


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

46:55


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

19:25


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

34:06


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:41


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

34:41


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

02:57


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

26:30


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

22:57


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

37:34


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

57:23


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:29


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

50:21


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

51:08


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

45:53


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

19:55


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

29:40


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

02:28


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

01:16:10


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

01:27:18


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

01:44


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

01:04


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

32:45


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

02:53


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

25:58


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

40:51


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

10:55


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:17


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

15:27


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

59:38


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

01:00:38


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

59:58


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

39:10


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

27:05


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

10:06


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

01:34