Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: " My Salinger Year is at heart--and it has lots of heart--an affecting coming-of-age memoir about a nave, eager literary aspirant who, like a character out of Salinger (Franny Glass, for one), ''was trying to figure out how to live in this world'' . . . What adds freshness to My Salinger Year is not just its wry take on the writer of the rye but Rakoff''s sympathetic mix of passivity, navet, stoicism, earnestness, understated intelligence, and finely honed literary sensibility . . . Rakoff wisely--and deftly--weaves her Salinger story into a broader, more universal tale about finding one''s bearings during a pivotal transitional year into real adulthood." --Heller McAlpin, The Washington Post "A breezy memoir of being a ''bright young assistant'' in the mid-1990s . . . Salinger himself makes a cameo appearance . . . The real star of My Salinger Year remains the Agency itself, with its Dictaphones and fox stoles, its wistful attempts to cling to the days of ''"Thin Man" movies and steamship travel'' . . . The ''archaic charms'' of the Agency are comically offset by its refusal to acknowledge the Internet age." --Suzanne Berne, The New York Times Book Review "Glamorous . . . A time-capsule portrait . . . Rakoff does a marvelous job of capturing a cultural moment--the publishing industry on the cusp of the Internet era--and describing the ambition and anxiety of a young, bright, creative person living beyond her means in an expensive and relentlessly competitive city . . . What is most admirable is [her] critical intelligence and generosity of spirit." --Priscilla Gilman, The Boston Globe "Absorbing . . . Not only does Rakoff adeptly capture the uncertainty of youth--how one weaves down the road of responsibility, with hardly enough money for rent or sense for relationships--she also perfectly describes the agency''s office . . . A beautifully written tribute to the way things were at the edge of the digital revolution, and also to the evergreen power of literature to guide us through all of life''s transitions." --Kim Schmidt, Chicago Tribune "Charming . . . Accomplished . . . With her gimlet eye for detail, Rakoff captures 1996 hipster Brooklyn perfectly, although these creative, aspiring, slightly ridiculous people are eternal types . . . My Salinger Year ''s heart lies with Rakoff''s own story . . . Salinger is not a mentor to her but a muse who inspires her artistic independence." --Alix Ohlin, San Francisco Chronicle "Rings true . . . Rakoff is a keen observer . . . The loneliness of life after college, perfectly explained . . . There''s something Salingeresque about her book: it''s a vivid story of innocence lost." -- Entertainment Weekly "Gentle, funny, closely observed . . . Covers much more than just Salinger . . . The special unworldliness of the young literary person, who has reached adulthood without ever knowing or caring much about how the world works, is the real subject of My Salinger Year ." -- Tablet Magazine "Moving . . . Heartfelt . . . Rakoff uses Salinger--his fan mail and her favorite character, Franny--to help illuminate her inner life . . . The memoir is touching, and it''s easy to empathize with how Rakoff, like Franny, is ''trying to figure out how to live in this world.''" -- USA Today " My Salinger Year describes its author''s trip down a metaphorical rabbit hole back in 1996. She arrived not in Wonderland, but a place something like it, a New York City firm she calls only the Agency . . . An outright tribute to the enduring power of J.D. Salinger''s work." -- Salon "Gripping and funny . . . A coming-of-age story: an involving, evocative tale that will have bookish women everywhere shuddering in recognition. Like Rona Jaffe''s novel of the 50s, The Best of Everything , it is concerned with what it feels like to move to the big city, to take on your first job, and to struggle to survive on a tiny salary when all the while your. Codice inventario libreria
Riassunto: Poignant, keenly observed, and irresistibly funny: a memoir about literary New York in the late nineties, a pre-digital world on the cusp of vanishing, where a young woman finds herself entangled with one of the last great figures of the century.
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.
Rakoff paints a vibrant portrait of a bright, hungry young woman navigating a heady and longed-for world, trying to square romantic aspirations with burgeoning self-awareness, the idea of a life with life itself. Charming and deeply moving, filled with electrifying glimpses of an American literary icon, My Salinger Year is the coming-of-age story of a talented writer. Above all, it is a testament to the universal power of books to shape our lives and awaken our true selves.
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Keenly observed and irresistibly funny, My Salinger Year is a memoir about literary New York in the late nineties, a pre-digital world on the cusp of vanishing.
After leaving graduate school to pursue her dream of becoming a poet, Joanna Rakoff takes a job as assistant to the storied literary agent for J. D. Salinger. Precariously balanced between poverty and glamour, she spends her days in a plush, wood-paneled office?where Dictaphones and typewriters still reign and agents doze after three-martini lunches?and then goes home to her threadbare Brooklyn apartment and her socialist boyfriend. Rakoff is tasked with processing Salinger?s voluminous fan mail, but as she reads the heart-wrenching letters from around the world, she becomes reluctant to send the agency?s form response and impulsively begins writing back. The results are both humorous and moving, as Rakoff, while acting as the great writer?s voice, begins to discover her own.
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