[Epub] Franny and Zooey By J.D. Salinger – Thomashillier.co.uk


Franny and Zooey Franny Ja Zooey Ovat Nuorimmat Sisarukset Glassin Perheess , Jonka V Rikk St El M St J D Salinger On Kirjoittanut Lukuisia Novelleja T M Teos Sis Lt Kaksi Laajaa Novellia, Jotka Ilmestyiv T Alun Perin Erikseen The New Yorker Lehdess Vuosina 1955 Ja 1957 Ensimm Isen Osan P Henkil N On Perheen Parikymppinen Tyt R Franny, Joka Ihmisten Itsekeskeisyyteen Kyll Styneen Ajatutuu Eksistentiaaliseen Masennukseen Apua Franny Etsii Uskonnollisesta Mystiikasta, Mutta H Nen Uudet Ajatuksensa Eiv T Saa Vastakaikua Poikayst V Lt Lanelta Toinen Osa Sijoittuu Ajallisesti Parin P Iv N P H N Ensimm Isen Novellin Tapahtumista Franny On Vajonnut Apaattiseen Tilaan Ja Lojuu Sohvalla Sy M Tt Ja Juomatta, Loputonta Rukousta Mutisten Huolestuneen Bessie Idin Patistamana Isoveli Zooey P Tt Palauttaa Frannyn Tolkkuihinsa Ja P Tyy Turvautumaan Erikoisiin Keinoihin Onnistuakseen Vaikeassa Teht V Ss N.Franny Ja Zooey Teoksessa Vakava Uskonnollis Filosofinen Pohjas Vy Sulautuu Salingerin Nokkelaan Ja Omaper Iseen Komiikkaan Luoden Vaikuttavan Kokonaisuuden.


10 thoughts on “Franny and Zooey

  1. says:

    I m sick of not having the courage to be an absolute nobody.The blinking cursor that preceded this review, the place holder of possibility before the big bang of creation, speaks volumes when taken in relation to J.D Salinger s exquisite Franny and Zooey In a novel about identity, about forging who we are from a blank slate in the void of society and humanity, we are constantly called to the floor and reminded how often we impose our ego, or wishes, our desires, and become a caricature of ourselves hoping that by creating a fa ade self, our true self will eventually follow the leader and fill the mold we ve forged for the world to see We constantly try to pigeonhole the world on our own terms, wrongly imposing our own perspective and missing out in the beauty that flowers when we embrace anything as itself without the confines of our implied impressions This creates a highly tuned, self conscious atmosphere that makes it difficult to begin writing about without feeling like I, myself, am imposing my undeserved and unqualified ego by casting these words into the world That damned blinking cursor amidst a field of white on my screen, returning again and again after each quickly deleted early attempts, made me feel very much like Franny herself, sick of realizing that every action is an attempt at being noticed I m just sick of ego, ego, ego My own and everybody else s I m sick of everybody that wants to...


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    I am a huge JD Salinger fan, and I m one of those people who s read Catcher in the Rye like 200 times, several times a year since I was about twelve I buy into every cliche said about it it changed my life, it made me want to write, it validated my own teen angst, Salinger captures teen speak amazingly well, Holden Caulfield is vulnerable and wise, a kid hero, etc I have such an emotional attachment to the book that I find it hard to tolerate much criticism of it Case in point I recently came across an article written by Jonathan Yardley in 2004 for the Washington Post entitled J.D Salinger s Holden Caulfield, Aging Gracelessly One of the best quotes from the piece Rereading The Catcher in the Rye after all those years was almost literally a painful experience The combination of Salinger s execrable prose and Caulfield s jejune narcissism produced effects comparable to mainlining castor oil Ouch Double ouch because I had to look up jejune This article prompted me to delve deeper into the Salinger cano...


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    If you liked Catcher in the Rye than your average novel, then you probably have considered reading Franny and Zooey It s one of very few books that J.D Salinger wrote because he kind of turned into a weird old recluse I was really excited about reading this I expected big things Needless to say, I was very disappointed.Problem number one Zooey, who is essentially the protagonist or one of two main characters is pretty much identical to the main character from Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caulfield And so is every other guy character in Franny and Zooey They all talk and act the same It s all Jesus Christ, goddam and you can t tell them apart.Problem number two the plot If you thought Catcher in the Rye was short on plot, check out this book NOTHING happens I mean it Nothing The first quarter of the book is just Franny sitting in a restaurant talking to her boyfriend The remaining three fourths is Zooey sitting in the bathtub talking to his mom, then getting dressed and talking to his sister in the living room That s it They don t do anything They don t go anywhere The entire book is just characters talking to each other And it s boring, pointless dialogue, too It d be one thing if they were interesting characters but they re not And all they do is smoke Every one of them They chain smoke like it s the only thing Salinger could think of to put into his novel that wasn t in quotation marks.Hmm, what can Zooey do whe...


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    This is great it really is In many ways it s the anti Cornwell Patterson Grisham King Coben Brown Franny and Zooey isn t fast paced or plot driven it isn t thrilling in the traditional sense , and its concepts aren t surfaced based or easy to come by or even embraced by the mainstream populace , but Salinger didn t write for these people he wrote for himself and if you identified with what he wrote, good for you if not, so be it Even so, it s not flourishy or fancy there s nothing pretentious about it There is a general disdain for snobbery running through its veins You raved and you bitched when you came home about the stupidity of audiences The goddam unskilled laughter coming from the fifth row And that s right, that s right God knows it s depressing I m not saying it isn t But that s none of your business, really That s none of your business, Franny An artist s only concern is to shoot for some kind of perfection, and on his own terms, not anyone else s Franny and Zooey would be have been prescient if it were written toda...


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    I m just sick of ego, ego, ego My own and everybody else s I m sick of everybody that wants to get somewhere, do something distinguished and all, be somebody interesting It s disgusting This was my first real exposure to Salinger I ve made attempts in the past to read Catcher in the Rye, but I was never able to connect with it My friend Spenky raved about Salinger s Franny and Zooey, so I decided this would be my introduction to Salinger To say I was enthralled with Salinger s writing would be an understatement My first thought upon reading the final page was finally, I finished this book It s usually not a good thing when you re relieved once you finish a book but I feel that it s different with Salinger s book This was a journey, for me and the characters, in which I and they work through problems Of course you re relieved when you find the answers at the end And, thankfully, Salinger does give answers Rather than bore you with my take on Franny and Zooey here s a description of the book by Salinger himself FRANNY came out in The New Yorker in 1955, and was swiftly followed, in 1957 by ZOOEY Both stories are early, critical entr...


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    Most people of my generation read JD Salinger s A Catcher in the Rye back in high school, were amused by it s vulgarity and forthrightness and then forgot about it I personally haven t reread it since Instead, for this online Yale class on US lit since 1945, I read Franny and Zooey as it is on the syllabus It is an interesting diptych The shorter first part has Franny Glass meeting her boyfriend Lane at Yale and going to eat before a football game Yale Harvard perhaps The boyfriend rereads her last love letter to him and meets her at the train station His attitude is that she is of a trophy girlfriend Franny, it turns out, is a basketcase When they get to the restaurant, she lays into him for no apparent reason, cries in the bathroom, returns to drink a second martini on an empty stomach leaving her chicken sandwich how uncouth and uncivilized to have ordered such peasant food muses Lane , and then passes out at the bar Curtain falls Act 2 happens in the Glass house an apt name for this cracked family with her brother taking a long bath and conversing with his mother Bessy as both of them chain smoke he in the tub hidden behind the shower curtain, his m...


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    Did you know that Zooey Glass was voted People magazine s Sexiest Man Alive in 1961 What No, I m kidding Why would you have ever believed that Did you think the magazine even existed back in 61 Geez.But if it did, fictional or not, Zooey could almost certainly have been a contender And back then he would have been eligible, too Of course, you wouldn t get the Zooey Glass looks without a little of the Zooey Glass attitude, and are you sure you d want to have dealt with that It was a littleI don t knowcaustic At least three levels above endearing sarcasm and those are three levels in the wrong direction, by the way , Zooey could chew you up and spit you out without even blinking an eye But yeah, I get it He s hot.Franny s not so bad looking herself, but she like her delightful brother may not have made the best dinner date companion Franny, who seems to me an older, wiser, and less retarded version of Holden Caulfield and I say this affectionately because I love Holden in all his beautiful retardedness , expresses a whole slew of disgust for the world around her, and for the state of the arts and of academia in particular In fact, they both do Franny and Zooey , to an extent that is both sad and comical at the same time.So what is up with the Glass kids Why ar...


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    This is in actuality two short stories combined by the enigmatic writer to form a novel , and even together not very long at that. The opening looks rather ordinary, a boy waits for his girl at a train station set in the 1950 s in an unnamed city in the eastern U.S., as the unpleasant cold, winter weather freezes the college student s bones Lane Coutell is ambitious, happy, wants to make a splash in the world, just the opposite of his girlfriend, Franny Frances Glass of the brilliant, yet troubled large family Disillusioned by college, teachers are idiots and hypocrites, like their victim, the students Only caring about themselves and lacking passion for their jobs, going through the motions, and nothing acting FRANNY HAS SEEN THE LIGHT, having read a book, The Way of the Pilgrim , and its sequel, The Pilgrim Continues his Way , by an anonymous writer, a poor peasant, with a bad arm, a seeker of truth trying to find God s will, from the 19th century , he wandered through massive Russia Speaking to countless people, most very friendly surprisingly...


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    Well you are stupid Mum, you are one of the most stupid people I know, really what were you thinking when you decided to even read this for God s sake Lights another cigarette I mean to say, for God s sake, it s full of this kind of histrionic dialogue with incessant overuse of italics, and the people in it don t so much speak as hold forth as if they were on the stage somewhere for God s sake, and they just go on and on about Jesus and chakras and anahata and all this goddam mystical stuff, well surely Mother you should have realised that you wouldn t really enjoy it all that much, I mean it s not you is it Mysticism and religion and stuff, you never did get that did you, so why did you read it for chrissake Mothe...


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