Salinger: A Critical and Personal Portrait

Salinger: A Critical and Personal Portrait by Henry Anatole Grunwald

MLA Citation:

Grunwald, Henry A. Salinger: A Critical and Personal Portrait. New York: Harper, 1962. Print.

First Paragraph:

“There is a feeling in many quarters that altogether too much fuss is being made about J. D. Salinger.”

from the Introduction, page ix

Summary:

Grunwold’s book was the major study to come out and at the height of the “Salinger Industry” It is a collection of essays by various authors. We are listing the table of contents below, a post will be forthcoming on each of the essays that will include more detailed analyses.

  1. The Invisible Man: A Biographical Collage
  2. The Good American – Arthur Mizener, David L. Stevenson
  3. Is ‘Cute’ the Word? – Alfred Kazin, John Updike, Leslie Fiedler
  4. Magician, Clubman, or Guru? – Seymour Krim, David Leitch, Joan Didion, Isa Kapp, George Steiner
  5. A Slight Case of incest – Maxwell Geismar, Frederick L. Gwynn, Joseph L. Blotner
  6. The Cures for Banana Fever – William Wiegand
  7. Sensitive Outside vs. Vulgarian – Ihab Hassan
  8. Between Miracle and Suicide – Josephine Jacobsen, Donald Barr, Dan Wakefield, Granville Hicks
  9. Holden and Huck: A Quest – Arthur Heiserman, James E. Miller, Jr., Edgar Branch
  10. Against the Cult of the Child – Leslie Fiedleer
  11. The Phonies – Martin Green, Christopher Parker
  12. Postscripts
  • Appendix A – The Early Stories – Gwynn and Blotner
  • Appendix B – The Language of The Catcher in the Rye – Donald P. Costello

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