A boxed set for the writer’s centenary confirms him as the master of possibility
Two new biographical sketches depict the great recluse as agent of growth, emblem of permanent adolescence, and cipher
Plus Salinger’s letters show the real Jerry
J.D. Salinger’s most famous book has its birthday
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Reading books like Franny and Zooey as a child in California made Jews seem an exotic minority. In New York, they seem like any old hegemony.
Plus an evening with Salinger, and more
Do Jews no longer push cultural buttons?
Plus the mumps hit, meowing in Auschwitz, and more
Salinger may have predated Roth, but he was also a step ahead
Plus J.D.’s Jewishness Unease, blustery Dubai, and more
Remembering Salinger, paled pictures from the Pale, and more
In New England, Salinger could be a puritanical scold and a back-to-nature Buddhist Jew
‘The Catcher in the Rye’ author was Jewish
Soloveitchik, Céline, Salinger, and more
My brother and I carried our shared past in different directions
The author of ‘Stern’ remembers his heady first days on the literary scene
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