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Title:My Salinger Year
Format Type:Ebook
Author:Joanna Rakoff
Publisher:Bloomsbury ANZ
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Number of Pages:249
Category:Non fiction, Memoir, Books about books, Biography, New york

My Salinger Year by Joanna Rakoff

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC My Salinger Year At twenty three after leaving graduate school to pursue her dreams of becoming a poet Joanna Rakoff moves to New York City and takes a job as assistant to the storied literary agent for J D Salinger She spends her days in the plush wood panelled agency where Dictaphones and typewriters still reign and old time agents doze at their desks after martini lunches and at night she goes home to the tiny threadbare Brooklyn apartment she shares with her socialist boyfriend Precariously balanced between glamour and poverty surrounded by titanic personalities and struggling to trust her own artistic sense Joanna is given the task of answering Salinger s voluminous fan mail But as she reads the candid heart wrenching letters from his readers around the world she finds herself unable to type out the agency s decades old form response Instead drawn inexorably into the emotional world of Salinger s devotees she abandons the template and begins writing back .

Poignant keenly observed and irresistibly funny My Salinger Year is a memoir about literary New York in the late s a pre digital world on the cusp of vanishing where a young woman finds herself swept into one of the last great stories and entangled with one of the last great figures of the century Above all it is the coming of age story of a talented writer and a testament to the universal power of books to shape our lives See more at a target blank href http www bloomsbury com au my salinger year sthash jAaZ LQ dpuf rel nofollow http www bloomsbury com au my salin a

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