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Jan 16, 2019 - 07:32 AM By Ian Hamilton

In trying to research the details of J.D Salinger s life for this book, Ian Hamilton forced the writer out of his reclusive hideaway to challenge his discoveries in an American court of law When Ian Hamilton set out in 1983 to write a biography of Salinger, he knew that there would be difficulties Just how great those difficulties would be, what implacable hostility heIn trying to research the details of J.D Salinger s life for this book, Ian Hamilton forced the writer out of his reclusive hideaway to challenge his discoveries in an American court of law When Ian Hamilton set out in 1983 to write a biography of Salinger, he knew that there would be difficulties Just how great those difficulties would be, what implacable hostility he would meet from Salinger and what astonishing finds he would stumble on, he could not have guessed.
  • Title: In Search of J.D. Salinger
  • Author: Ian Hamilton
  • ISBN: 9780747536406
  • Page: 238
  • Format: Paperback

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Evan Jan 16, 2019 - 07:32 AM
In addition to writing one of the most popular and beloved novels of all time (The Catcher in the Rye) along with a few more high-profile books, J.D. Salinger had written stories for widely read pubs including the New Yorker and Esquire and The Saturday Evening Post.Notice in all of that I did not say that J.D. Salinger wrote these things and then lock them away in a vault unseen, or allow them to be published only in the most obscure high school newspapers where they would be guaranteed to rema [...]
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Jodi Kasten Jan 16, 2019 - 07:32 AM
I think that Hamilton's shame almost drowns out any useful or interesting information that may have been gained from reading this book. Salinger doesn't want to be found and there's nothing wrong with that.
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Mervyn S Whyte Jan 16, 2019 - 07:32 AM
Intermittently interesting. Not sure about the alter ego format.
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Larry Bassett Jan 16, 2019 - 07:32 AM
I have a thing for J.D. Salinger and even I am not quite sure what that means. I wrote a paper about him in college that has little to recommend itself. I did append to the paper several short stories by Salinger that were published in The Saturday Evening Postin the 1940s. I painstakingly typed them out on my manual portable Hermes typewriter, probably on corraseable paper so I wouldn’t have to use white-out. The professor was not impressed. It did not jumpstart my writing or literary career. [...]
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Longfellow Jan 16, 2019 - 07:32 AM
I picked this up because of Nick Hornby's Housekeeping vs. the Dirt, which I was browsing one evening, procrastinating more important responsibilities. "Housekeeping" is Hornby's journal of a year of book buying and reading. He spoke highly of Ian Hamilton, and I had recently gone through a Salinger phase, so I was ready to enjoy this for a couple of reasons.Hamilton's detective style writing is fun and I suppose he covers pretty much what there is to know about Jerome David Salinger, the best n [...]
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Carl Rollyson Jan 16, 2019 - 07:32 AM
This is the book that made life difficult for biographers. Not that Ian Hamilton intended to do so. But his use of Salinger's letters became the tipping point for the reclusive author, who sued the biographer. In an unfortunate ruling Harold Baer virtually destroyed the idea of fair use for unpublished writing. Congress has since rectified the judge's decision but not before that decision had a chilling impact on the publishing industry. Hamilton turns his thwarted book into a kind of Search for [...]
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Alinola Jan 16, 2019 - 07:32 AM
Ho comprato questo libro per capire perchè Salinger si é ritirato a vita privata.Ora l'ho capito. Ma, nonsotante questo, non sono riuscita ad apprezzare il libro per le troppe parti in cui i due biografi hanno supposto delle cose dell'autore e perchè troppo spesso si è cercato di capire chi dei personaggi narrati fosse Salinger.Insomma mi stato utile capire il contesto storico e sociale in cui Salingere ha scritto, mi ha aiutato a capire come sono nati racconti e romanzi splendidi ma no, non [...]
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Joel Jan 16, 2019 - 07:32 AM
I used to own this but have lost it somewhere during 6 or 7 times I've moved in the last decade. This is really the only good biography of Salinger -- Paul Alexander's is all rumors and gossip, and the ones by literary critics are too hoity-toity. The final chapter is perhaps the most interesting.A few choice quotes from the dust-jackets of the first editions of Salinger's books made me realize / reminded me just how much he actually did reveal about the autobiographical nature of his work. He a [...]
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Henry Withers Jan 16, 2019 - 07:32 AM
this is a very interesting, if slightly frustrating biograpy of JD Salinger. I had tried to read one before which was very trite and boring - while it described Salinger's reclusiveness, it did not explore it or try to solve the mystery. That mystery solving what I liked about this book, however there is no Da Vinci Code-like Holy Grail lying in wait at the end, only some disappointing legal wranglings.
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Le Paginestrappate Jan 16, 2019 - 07:32 AM
lepaginestrappate.wordpress[] Sono tanti i motivi per cui leggere In cerca di Salinger è stata un’esperienza… interessante. Sia per il fremito di sporcarsi le mani frugando nella vita di un “mito”, sia per l’emozione di riscoprire dettagli di opere amate. Ma soprattutto per le riflessioni che la lettura stimola. E il diritto al silenzio.
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Texx Norman Jan 16, 2019 - 07:32 AM
Sadly Mr. Salinger is dead, but during life he was crazy about his privacy. When an unauthorized biography was in the works the author and THE AUTHOR had exchanges. When the courts ruled against him, the guy wrote a book about his efforts to write the book, and, as you can guess, a lot of the illegal manuscript ended up in this alternate version.
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Howard Jan 16, 2019 - 07:32 AM
Gonzo style Hamilton chases around the famously reclusive (so no doubt neurotic, paranoid and grumpy) Salinger. Hamilton is more thoughtful than HST, Plimpton or the hilarious nutter who stalked Graham Greene so this is an independent work of great writing skill as well as a companion piece to Salinger's great pieces
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Sheldon Compton Jan 16, 2019 - 07:32 AM
I just love a good mystery. And even though it was another low moment for our judicial system, the section where they ask Salinger all those questions under oath about what he's been working on was just kind of amazing. Amazing and also sick-making at the same time. A fun book for Salinger fans, probably. I dug it anyways.
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Terence Manleigh Jan 16, 2019 - 07:32 AM
Fascinating if frustrating. Hamilton's book is the memoir of a thwarted biographer, with the reclusive Mr. Salinger lurking behind the castle walls pouring down boiling oil. The reader leaves the book more tantalized, if possible, than at the start.
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James Eckert Jan 16, 2019 - 07:32 AM
This book did a tremendous job making me feel sorry for Salinger. I thoroughly enjoyed the excerpts from his letters, but even more so Hamilton's own battle with the right and wrong of publishing this information. It's a real goodread!
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Joshua Mark Jan 16, 2019 - 07:32 AM
A fascinating book. Says more about Hamilton than about Salinger but that's okay. A very interesting journey and, of course, the background to the court case which changed how scholars could use author's personal letters, documents, etc.
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Mima Jan 16, 2019 - 07:32 AM
The one good thing about this book isNope, it is impossible to finish that sentence. It shouldn't have been published, it shouldn't be read.
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Matt Jan 16, 2019 - 07:32 AM
I will describe this a an interesting little book. I find anything about J.D. Salinger interesting.
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Meg Jan 16, 2019 - 07:32 AM
LOL Salinger is painfully crotchety.Thank you, Ian Hamilton.
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Davide Rubini Jan 16, 2019 - 07:32 AM
The score is high because Ian did exactly what for years I have been dreaming to do and that now csnnot be done no more. A book that brings Salinger the man out of the legend
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Jen Jan 16, 2019 - 07:32 AM
J.D. Salinger is one weird dude. He seems like a real manipulative jerk, but I still love his writing.
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Mark McKenny Jan 16, 2019 - 07:32 AM
Felt like I was cheating reading this, but loved it all the same. I'll never grow tired of reading about one of my favourite authors.
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Dot Jan 16, 2019 - 07:32 AM
Disappointing. Little about JDS, a lot about the author and his imaginary sidekick. Shows Salinger really could control information about himself.
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In Search of J.D. Salinger By Ian Hamilton In trying to research the details of J.D Salinger s life for this book, Ian Hamilton forced the writer out of his reclusive hideaway to challenge his discoveries in an American court of law When Ian Hamilton set out in 1983 to write a biography of Salinger, he knew that there would be difficulties Just how great those difficulties would be, what implacable hostility heIn trying to research the details of J.D Salinger s life for this book, Ian Hamilton forced the writer out of his reclusive hideaway to challenge his discoveries in an American court of law When Ian Hamilton set out in 1983 to write a biography of Salinger, he knew that there would be difficulties Just how great those difficulties would be, what implacable hostility he would meet from Salinger and what astonishing finds he would stumble on, he could not have guessed.

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