J.D. Salinger's ironic fiction and enigmatic persona captured the imagination of post-World War II critics and students. This volume includes an introduction by Professor Harold Bloom, an extensive biography of Salinger, and a critical analysis of his work, including "The Catcher in the Rye," "Franny and Zoey," and "Nine Stories."
Bloom’s BioCritiques is edited by Harold Bloom, Sterling Professor of the Humanities, Yale University; Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Professor of English, New York University Graduate School; the preeminent literary critic of our time. This series presents lengthy and engaging biographies that explore the lives of the world’s greatest writers. Each book also includes an original critical analysis detailing the important themes, symbols, and ideas that appear in the writer’s body of work, as well as additional essays that represent some of the best criticism available on the writer and his or her work. These volumes are the perfect introduction to critical study of the important authors currently read and discussed in high schools, colleges, and graduate schools.
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Offers an overview of the noted author's life and critically examines themes, symbols, and ideas in his body of work.About the Author:
Harold Bloom is Sterling Professor of Humanities, Yale University, and Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Professor of English, New York University Graduate School
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Book Description Chelsea House Publications, 2002. Library Binding. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0791061752