Tag: short story

The Laughing Man

Added on January 29, 2016

The Laughing Man J.D. Salinger New Yorker Magazine, N.Y. March 19, 1949 The Laughing Man is another Salinger story which appeared first in the New Yorker, then more famously in his collection Nine Stories. This New Yorker is the true first printing of the story; a story within a story about the end of youth. [...]

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Teddy

Added on November 30, 2015

Teddy J.D. Salinger New Yorker Magazine, New York, Jan. 31, 1953 Due to its unhappy ending, Teddy is definitely one of Salinger’s most controversial stories. This 1953 New Yorker magazine is the true first printing. Later the same year (1953), Teddy was incorporated into the collection Nine Stories. Harper’s magazine, in its review of Nine [...]

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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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Mexican Manifesto

Added on September 21, 2013

Mexican Manifesto Roberto Bolano New Yorker Magazine, New York, April 22, 2013 This story is the most recent of Bolano’s posthumously discovered works to be translated into English. It is a strange tale of a couple who frequent the bathhouses of Mexico City. The narrator of Mexican Manifesto, along with his female companion, prefer one [...]

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For Esme — With Love and Squalor

Added on May 20, 2013

For Esme — With Love and Squalor J.D. Salinger World Review Magazine, U.K. August, 1950 Time magazine called For Esme — With Love and Squalor “the warmest and best of the┬áNine Stories”. It was an instant huge success; according to Wikipedia, Salinger received more fan mail for it than for any other story. It first [...]

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For Esme — With Love and Squalor

Added on December 9, 2012

For Esme — With Love and Squalor J.D. Salinger New Yorker Magazine, New York, April 8, 1950 Here is one the most — if not the most — rare of the Salinger New Yorkers. It is certainly one of his most popular stories. Within two weeks of the publication of For Esme — With Love [...]

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Just Before the War with the Eskimos

Added on November 3, 2012

Just Before the War with the Eskimos J.D. Salinger New Yorker Magazine, N.Y. June 5, 1948 Just Before the War with the Eskimos first came out in this 1948 New Yorker magazine, but is probably better known as one of the stories from Salinger’s 1953 collection Nine Stories. After Salinger’s death in 2010, a number [...]

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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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Franny

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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