Posted by: nchslibrary | February 3, 2010

RIP J.D. Salinger, 1919-2010

The world lost a literary legend last week when J.D. Salinger died on Wednesday, January 27. A famous recluse, Salinger died at his home in New Hampshire.
From a National Public Radio article, “Salinger’s published works include Nine Stories, a short-story collection, and Franny and Zooey, a novella about one of his favorite fictive subjects, the sensitive Glass family. His last published work was a short story that took up almost the whole New Yorker magazine in 1965 — though rumors have Salinger stashing reams of unpublished fiction in a vault.” 
Here are the NCHS Library’s books by and about Salinger. You can click on the covers to see our library catalog record for each book. (Please refresh the page if it does not display correctly.):

The Catcher in the Rye

Call Number: F S255j 1951

The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger
Story of Holden Caufield with his idiosyncrasies, penetrating insight, confusion, sensitivity and negativism. The hero-narrator of The Catcher in the Rye is an ancient child of sixteen, a native New Yorker named Holden Caulfield. Through circumstances that tend to preclude adult, secondhand description, he leaves his prep school in Pennsylvania and goes underground in New York City for three days.

Nine Stories

Call Number: F S255j 1953

Nine Stories, by J.D. Salinger
“DeDaumier-Smith’s Blue Period,” “Teddy,” and “A Perfect Day for Bananafish” are among the nine works in a collection of Salinger’s perceptive and realistic short stories. (The library has two copies of this title available to check out.)

Franny and Zooey

Call Number: F S255j 1961

Franny and Zooey, by J.D. Salinger
Meet Franny and her younger brother, Zooey, in two Salinger stories. (The library has two copies of this title available to check out.)

Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters: and Seymour, an Introduction

Call Number: F S255j 1963

Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters: and Seymour, an Introduction, by J.D. Salinger 
Buddy Glass introduces his older brother and describes the events of Seymour’s wedding day. 

J.D. Salinger

Call Number: 813.54 S255jYf 1963

J.D. Salinger, by Warren French
This book includes biographical information about J.D. Salinger as well as critical interpretations of his work.

Studies in J.D. Salinger: Reviews, Essays, and Critiques of The Catcher in the Rye, and Other Fiction

Call Number: 813.54 S255jYl 1963

Studies in J.D. Salinger: Reviews, Essays, and Critiques of The Catcher in the Rye, and Other Fiction, edited by Marvin Laser and Norman Fruman
This book is a collection of articles written by various literary critics about aspects of J.D. Salinger’s work. Includes “A Checklist of J.D. Salinger’s Work” and “Suggested Topics for Writing” in the appendices at the back of the book.
*Book descriptions for the first 4 titles above are taken from WorldCat records.
 
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