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By Paul Alexander

After making his mark at the American literary scene, Salinger retreated to a small city in New Hampshire the place he was hoping to conceal his existence clear of the area. With dogged decision, although, journalist and biographer Paul Alexander captured Salinger's tale during this, the one whole biography of Holden Caulfield's author released to date.

Using the documents at Princeton, Yale, Harvard, Columbia, NYU and the hot York Public Library in addition to examine in ny and New Hampshire, Alexander has created a very good biography of Salinger that's additional enriched via interviews with the various maximum literary figures of our time: George Plimpton, homosexual Talese, Ian Hamilton, Harold Bloom, Roger Angell, A. Scott Berg, Robert Giroux, Ved Mehta, Gordon Lish and Tom Wolfe.

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Salinger: A Biography

After making his mark at the American literary scene, Salinger retreated to a small city in New Hampshire the place he was hoping to conceal his lifestyles clear of the realm. With dogged decision, although, journalist and biographer Paul Alexander captured Salinger's tale during this, the single whole biography of Holden Caulfield's author released up to now.

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