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My Salinger year, Joanna Rakoff

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My Salinger year
Title
My Salinger year
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Joanna Rakoff
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Language
eng
Summary
"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 a plush, wood-paneled office, where Dictaphones and typewriters still reign and old-time agents doze at their desks after martini lunches. At night she goes home to the tiny, threadbare Williamsburg apartment she shares with her socialist boyfriend. Precariously balanced between glamour and poverty, surrounded by titanic personalities, and struggling to trust her own artistic instinct, Rakoff is tasked with 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. Over the course of the year, she finds her own voice by acting as Salinger's, on her own dangerous and liberating terms" --
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Title
My Salinger year
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Summary
Traces the author's experiences in 1990s New York as the assistant to the agent of J. D. Salinger, a job that contrasted with her threadbare personal life and was enriched by the famous writer's fan letters. By the award-winning author of A Fortunate Age
Subject
Genre
Tone
Writing style
Award
School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2014
Biography type
autobiography
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10313206
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 818/.603
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3619.M592455
LC item number
Z46 2014
Literary form
non fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
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Joanna Rakoff
My Salinger year, Joanna Rakoff
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My Salinger year, Joanna Rakoff
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"This is a Borzoi book"--T.p. verso
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ocn854285692
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Dimensions
24 cm
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
249 pages
Isbn
9780307958006
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013026931

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