Archive for November, 2014

On The Road – The Original Scroll

Added on November 23, 2014

On The Road – The Original Scroll Jack Kerouac Viking, U.S.A. 2007 For the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of On The Road, Viking put out this Original Scroll edition.┬áThis 2007 edition was the first time the controversial, unedited, and uncensored original manuscript was published. In 1951, Kerouac, reportedly on a constant amphetamine high, wrote [...]

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Franny and Zooey

Added on November 14, 2014

Franny and Zooey J.D. Salinger Little, Brown and Company, New York, 1961 Franny first came out in 1955 in the New Yorker magazine. Zooey would appear in the New Yorker in 1957. This classic pairing of two of Salinger’s most popular stories was published in 1961. Of course, Franny and Zooey are the two youngest [...]

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The Practical Heart

Added on November 7, 2014

The Practical Heart Allan Gurganus Alfred A. Knopf, U.S.A. 2001 Allan Gurganus studied with John Cheever at The University of Iowa and in the Iowa Writer’s Workshop. According to Wikipedia, Cheever mischievously sold one of Gurganus’ short stories to the New Yorker without telling him first. This collection of four novellas won the 2001 Lambda [...]

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