Hapworth 16, 1924

Added on September 24, 2012

Hapworth 16, 1924 J.D. Salinger New Yorker Magazine, New York, June 19, 1965 This short story was the last piece of J.D. Salinger’s fiction published in his lifetime. Although Salinger tried to publish it outside of this New Yorker magazine, it was never included in any collection, except for pirate editions. Reviewers, both contemporary and [...]

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Pretty Mouth and Green My Eyes

Added on May 30, 2012

Pretty Mouth and Green My Eyes J.D. Salinger New Yorker Magazine, New York, July 14, 1951 Pretty Mouth and Green My Eyes is perhaps one of Salinger’s most ironic short stories. A man calls his older friend late at night, frantically worrying about the whereabouts of his young and pretty wife. The older man talks [...]

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Added on March 23, 2012

Franny J.D. Salinger New Yorker Magazine, New York, January 29, 1955 The first appearance of Franny, one of Salinger’s most revered stories, was in this 1955 New Yorker Magazine. Two years later, the New Yorker published Salinger’s novella Zooey, and in 1961 these two stories were featured in the Little, Brown and Company publication aptly [...]

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Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut

Added on December 18, 2011

Uncle Wiggily in Conneticut J. D. Salinger New Yorker Magazine, New York, March 20, 1948 Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut made its first appearance in this 1948 edition of the New Yorker, but is probably better known as one of the short stories from Salinger’s collection Nine Stories, published by Little, Brown and Company five years later. [...]

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A Perfect Day for Bananafish

Added on October 1, 2011

A Perfect Day for Bananafish J. D. Salinger New Yorker Magazine, New York, January 31, 1948 Up to this time, the New Yorker had published only one of Salinger’s short stories (Slight Rebellion Off Madison — December 21, 1946). According to Wikipedia, because of the ‘singular quality’ of A Perfect Day for Bananafish, Salinger was offered [...]

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A Silver Dish

Added on January 27, 2011

A Silver Dish Saul Bellow New Yorker Magazine, New York, Sept 25, 1978 This New Yorker magazine is the true first printing of A Silver Dish, Bellow’s dense and intellectual novella; his first published story after winning the 1976 Nobel Prize. A luxurious signed limited edition of A Silver Dish was published one year later [...]

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Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters

Added on September 10, 2010

Raise High the Roof Beam Carpenters J.D. Salinger New Yorker Magazine, New York, November 19, 1955 Although it is really impossible for me to choose a favourite Salinger story, this novella would be right up there. It is better known in its book format, paired up with the novella Seymour: An Introduction. The two ‘Glass family’ stories [...]

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Re/Search #4/5

Added on September 8, 2010

Re/Search #4/5 William S. Burroughs Re/Search Publications, San Francisco, 1982 This special book issue of Re/Search magazine contains interviews, articles and fiction by William S. Burroughs, as well as Brion Gyson and Throbbing Gristle. Gyson, like William Burroughs, used the Cut-Up method of writing, which is an avant-garde method wherein the text is literally cut [...]

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Soft-Boiled Sergeant

Added on August 2, 2010

Soft-Boiled Sergeant J.D. Salinger Saturday Evening Post, U.S.A. April 15,1944 This is one of 22 Salinger short stories that were never legally reprinted, although a two-volume pirated collection entitled J.D.Salinger Complete Uncollected Short Stories did come out in two printings in the mid-1970′s. Salinger’s original title for this story was Death of a Dogface. According [...]

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A Boy in France

Added on July 27, 2010

A Boy in France J.D. Salinger Saturday Evening Post, U.S.A. March 31, 1945 This is the only legal appearance of this short story. It was never re-issued, except in a couple of quickly shut-down pirate collections that came out in the 1970′s. This Saturday Evening Post, with its Norman Rockwell cover art, is in unbelievable [...]

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