If you liked Catcher in the Rye than your average novel then you probably ave considered reading Franny and Zooey It s one of very few books that JD Salinger wrote because Death Of Margaret Mitchell 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 disappointedProblem 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 apartProblem number two the plot If you thought Catcher in the Rye was short on plot check out this book NOTHINGappens I mean it Nothing The first uarter of the book is just Franny sitting in a restaurant talking to La Guerre de deux cents ans (French Edition) her boyfriend The remaining three fourths is Zooey sitting in the bathtub talking tois mom then getting dressed and talking to Mentalissimo 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 intois novel that wasn t in uotation marksHmm what can Zooey do when Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stane (Scots Language Edition) he s not talkingI ve got it He can smoke a cigar BrilliantMore like frustrating That makes two books in a row that I ve read and been disappointed with 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 Zooeyere s a description of the book by Salinger The Way of the Righteous in the Muck of Life himself FRANNY came out in The New Yorker in 1955 and was swiftly followed in 1957 by ZOOEY Both stories are early critical entries in a narrative series I m doing about a family of settlers in twentieth century New York the Glasses It is a long term project patently an ambiguous one and there is a real enough danger I suppose that sooner or later I ll bog down perhaps disappear entirely in my own methods locutions and mannerisms On the whole though I m veryopeful I love working on these Glass stories I ve been waiting for them most of my life and I think I Lettres persanes have fairly decent monomaniacal plans to finish them with due care and all available skill These are two short stories but so closely related Zooey a novella starts where Franny a short story ends that it is probably better for both stories to be read together Zooey Glass and Franny Glass are brother and sister and the two youngest of seven children All of themave been on a uiz radio show A Wise Child which seems to Histoire d'une mouette et du chat qui lui apprit voler (avec deux CD) have led to all of themaving difficulty in dealing with other people Franny centers on Old Dogs Are the Best Dogs her going to meeter boyfriend Lane for the weekend which turns into a disaster on the first day because she seems to be out of sorts Zooey then offers an explanation of this from the brother s perspective as she comes Les sentiments du prince Charles home to be consumed iner problems We get an insight into their Concurrency Control and Recovery in Database Systems history and an explanation and solution for Franny s problemPerhaps Franny was my favorite of the two perhaps perhaps Zooey is the better of the two perhaps I found myself often agreeing with Zooey Salenger s observations of college students and their attitudesow I miss those days are funny and also uite true He exposes the phony self congratulatory and self importance that is even present now than when Art Forms in Nature The Prints of Ernst Haeckel he wrote these works Yes Salinger is terribly judgmental or at leastis characters are It s that realization that no matter who you are you are a very small piece in a much larger whole and the need to accept that that s crushing Franny She wants to partake in the world without feeling let down with its banality It seems the challenge Salinger is putting out there for Franny to face is The Vesper Service Murders how to love the world for what it is without condescending to it It s a sentiment felt at one time or another by everyone with any self awareness 445 Franny And Zooey JD SalingerFranny and Zooey is a book by American author J D Salinger which comprisesis short story Franny and novella Zooey The two works were published together as a book in 1961 A Promise of Fireflies having originally appeared in The New Yorker in 1955 and 1957 respectively The book focuses on siblings Franny and Zooey the two youngest members of the Glass family which was a freuent focus of Salinger s writings 2001 1380 185 9789643055875 1386 1387 1392 20 I am auge 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 Muscovy Russia through foreign eyes 1553 1900 hero etc Iave such an emotional attachment to the book that I find it ard 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 article written by Jonathan Yardley in 2004 for the Washington Post entitled Salinger s Holden Caulfield Aging Gracelessly One of the best uotes from the pieceRereading 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 oilOuch Double ouch because I ad to look up jejune This article prompted me to delve deeper into the Salinger canon and I resurfaced Tea with T: Let's Talk About Age Management, Eyes, Part 1 holding Franny Zooey Yardley mayave prompted me to uestion my devotion but this book cemented what I already knew JD Salinger is a wonderful writer and Forever Young his characters are the written euivalent of crack You just can t get enoughFranny Zooey is one of several booksshort stories written about the Glass family There are seven Glass kids all of whom were at various points panelists on a radio uiz show with the best name ever It s A Wise Child Franny Zooey focuses on the two youngest siblingsence the title who are both in the midst of emotional and existential breakdowns Franny away at college in Boston Camille a rendu son soumis prcoce: Note N 9 (Mon journal intime) has read a book called The Way of the Pilgrim whichas instilled in Mit Quietscheente auf Weltreise: und warum Kokosnüsse gefährlicher sind als Haie (German Edition) her an obsession with the concept of praying without ceasing Suddenly everything arounder is meaningless she can t study or eat or sleep and returns to New York to recouperate Zooey is a sometimes working actor determined to The Pillars of Hercules A Grand Tour of the Mediterranean helpis sisterThe book touches on familiar Salinger esue themes including relgious devotionfanaticism kids vs adults a potentially meaningless world etc This book explores religion in an engaging relatable way Franny s ustions are universal and Zooey s answers are validAuthorities on the Glass Family will appreciate the insight into the unit particularly into eldest brothers Seymour who at that point A Very British Coup has already committed suicide and Buddy who narrates the story Zooey blames them for usingimself and Franny as philosphical guinea pigs pumping them full from the time they were toddlers with vast and varied dogma simply to see what would stick All of that said I think the most important thing about this book and all of Salinger s books is its pure joyful readability Franney Zooey contains passages that are absolutely HILARIOUS specifically the extensive conversation between Zooey and Lives of the Musicians: Good Times, Bad Times (and What the Neighbors Thought) his nagging mother Bessie that takes place in the bathroom I was laughing out loud throughout He s been called the voice of several generations but Salinger s ability to maintain belly laugh worthyumor while touching on such dark themes might be the most notable and most underappreciated thing about im me typically me after i think about the glass family me giving you the link to this full review on my blog loved this book so much I couldn t figure out what
do with for several ours after reading itLogically it seems that maybe shorter books would be Virtualization, A Beginner's Guide harder to love You spend less time with the characters the narrative complexity must be limited you live in the world for a minimal amount of timeBut for the past few years I ve found that I m likely to adore short books Maybe itas something to do with the incomprehensible length of so many young adult fantasy books I ve read which Le Cycle Mythologique Irlandais Et La Mythologie Celtique have no need or right to stretch so far past the fourundred page markOr maybe I m endlessly impressed by the power of some authors to touch me with the strength of their voices their prose their characters their stories in less than three Borderland Borderland hundred pagesIad fallen in love with this book for example within a few dozen pagesSalinger s writing is glorious Franny and Zooey and the Glass family leap off the page I could spend unlimited volumes sprawled in the overcrowded living room of their glamorous unusual apartment The ending Women of Gion The Legendary Age hits like a physical strike I was reading of both feelings I d alwaysad and never put into words and emotions I World in Peril The OriginMission Scientific Findings of the 46th72nd Reconnaissance Suadron had never imaginedI need a modern day Frankenstein someone to wake Salinger up and tellim I need enough of the Glass family s words to spend the rest of my life withI don t care about the ethicsBottom line Literally no one needs me to tell them this book is amazing but it is and I m saying it anyway this book feels like it was made for me in a labreview to come 5 stars 30 pages in and i am already absolutely in love with franny So this semester I am teaching a course on postwar American novels I am basically a former Sachiko: A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor's Story high school English teacher who became an English educator preparing people to become English teachers themselves and only relatively recentlyave been asked to teach straight lit courses at my university as I usually ave taught methods of teaching classes though also YA and Graphic Novels in the past uarter century I just turned 61 and ave not read many of these novels for this course for literally decades many of them since I was in my early twenties when they were truly identity forming for me as reader teacher less so this because I ave almost taught none of them in all my nearly forty years of teaching and person for sure I see them now as Great Books but not uite in the classical canon sense because when I think of the Canon I think of Shakespeare and Milton and not Kerouac and Heller Prior to teaching this course I thought of the period 1945 1980 as basically the Beats fifties drugs and self and Hippies sixties and early seventies drugs and social causes and Beyond some postmodern stuff less chemical and fictional experimentation basically When I first began choosing the books for this course I went to Goodreads lists and picked out maybe 75 American novels I thought were important for one reason or the other in the years 1945 1980 I knew we could only read 12 14 of them and I knew some of them might be pretty long so I starred ones on my list that I really wanted to re read books I ad loved and came up with maybe 18 20 My thinking at this point was that the course would be kind of about ME a kind of Re reading My Self course reading as autobiography as in What do I recall these books meant to me then Code Name Princess SEAL and Code Name how did I understand them andow do I read them differently now Who do I think I was then who do I think I am now and Hitler's Army Soldiers Nazis and War in the Third Reich how diddo these books figure in the process Shoshana Felman wrote a book called What Does a Woman Want Reading and Sex. The short story Franny takes place in an unnamed college town and tells the tale of an undergraduate who is becoming disenchanted with the selfishness and inauthenticity she perceives all arounderThe novella Zooey is named for Zooey Glass the second youngest member of the Glass family As Yoshikawa Eiji Hito to sekai his younger sister Franny suffers a spiritual and existential breakdown iner parents' Manhattan living room leaving. Ual Difference which among other things makes the point that with some books they are essentially autobiographical that we read ourselves in and through them so much that we see them as telling our own stories In er book she illustrates this by telling stories about some of L'Estampe Japonaise her favorite books I like that Reading a book through your life in part with some books at least And for the process I evenave some old copies of texts with underlined passages and margin commentary from the old days Cool rightMost college courses are probably usually like that in some ways in that they are all about the teacher s project or research or obsessions so it wouldn t be weird for students to experience a class like that though most college English classes Samantha An American Girl The American Girls CollectionBoxed Set have nothing to do with reader response or subjective readings of texts they are all about close readings or some postmodern theoretical frame for the reading but Iave not usually done things this way thinking it as kind of narcissistic so I changed my mind and did what I often do I invited the registered students to Letters of Rennyo help me choose the books Aboutalf of the students enthusiastically participated I went with their enthusiastic choices of certain books even if they were not on my primo list though I did keep a couple from my own original list I also ended up with a couple on the final list I ad never read which is cool Oh the list Salinger s Franny and Zooey Nabokov s Lolita Kerouac s On the Road Plath s The Bell Jar Kesey s One Flew Over the Cuckoo s Nest Heller s Catch 22 Vonnegut s Slaughterhouse Five Pynchon s Gravity s Rainbow which was our last book I m sick of not aving the courage to be an absolute nobodyThe blinking cursor that preceded this review the place Neophytes of the Stone holder of possibility before the big bang of creation speaks volumes when taken in relation to JD Salinger s exuisite Franny and Zooey In a novel about identity about forging who we are from a blank slate in the void of society andumanity we are constantly called to the floor and reminded The Essential Neurosurgery Companion how often we impose our ego or wishes our desires and become a caricature of ourselvesoping 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 Pour les nerveux : Le traitement simple et efficace du docteur Vittoz highly tuned self conscious atmosphere that makes it difficult to begin writing about without feeling like I myself am imposing my undeserved and unualified 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 uickly deleted early attempts made me feel very much like Frannyerself 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 get somewhere do something distinguished and all be somebody interesting It s disgusting Can I write without being a disgusting egomaniac without imposing myself on everyone My own fears and excuses for writers block aside Salinger perfectly focuses upon the inner crises of anyone that Altered States of Consciousness: Experiences Out of Time and Self has truly looked themselves in the mirror and assessed both the world around them and their place in it Through a simplistic character driven account of a family thwarted by their own crippling self awareness Salinger crafts a flawless tale of identity and family that takes up right wheree left off with Holden Caulfield where we learn not to judge those around us but to understand and accept one another on their own terms in order to live and love I just never felt so fantastically rocky in my entire lifeThis novel was graciously beueathed to me at the exact moment it was needed most With a ravenous Midwest winter providing the bleak setting to funerals and my own divorce the existential crisis and subseuent breakdown of Franny Glass was the pure emotional catharsis that kept me positive and afloat across life s tumultuous sea Franny and Zooey is virtually Zen in novel format and for reasons far surpassing the religious allusions that decorate the novel as well as entice readers into other spiritually gratifying books such as The Upanishads There is something eminently soothing about this Salinger tale of family something that really struck me in the deep regions of my Im Westen nichts Neues heart and soul and prodded certain defining aspects of my childhood that I tend to keep from conversation Salinger s prose come across so natural andeartfelt as if 7 Secrets to Get your Prayers Answered he truly were Buddyimself writing the second alf and reads like a naturally talented author writing at the pinnacle of is craft The use of italics for example a techniue exercised right up to the borderlines of overuse is one of the many tactics Salinger applies to Nikola Tesla for Kids: His Life, Ideas, and Inventions, with 21 Activities (For Kids series) his literary canvas to conceive life out of a nearly plot less introspective narrative and issuing within it a warm glow to resonate deep within the reader lifting their spirits and calming their minds It feels like the point of conception for Wes Anderson s entire career and meant as theighest of compliments to both Anderson and Salinger and much of the style and feel of the book touched many of the same literary emotions that stored DFW s Infinite Jest forever in my Pustahan Tayo Mahal Kita heartPresented as two separate yet eternally bound stories Salinger toys with the way we craft our identity in our formative years The first story concerning a dinner between Franny ander egotistical and stuffy collegiate clich of a boyfriend Lane Coutell presents Franny functioning as an independent individual in the world a singular facet of umanity defined as Franny There is no mention of er family or wild card Der Traum der ewigen Jugend in Zeiten der Post Apokalypse her past only details pertaining directly toer as the individual at Enqute sur la noblesse hand However the second story is not one of independent identity but insteadas each character represented as an individual in relation to each other as a product of a family Franny s obsession with the book The Way of a Pilgrim and the Pilgrim Continues His Way which is initially presented direct from the mouth of Franny in an attempt to portray Les Nombrils - Tome 5 - Un couple d'enfer (French Edition) herself as an independent identity discovering things oner own and forging beliefs untarnished by the influence of others as a book she took from Tuntematon Kimi Räikkönen her college library is revealed in the latter story to be a bookeld in igh regard by the eldest Glass children and borrowed by Franny from their stagnant bedroom We cannot escape our past our family our choices or ourselves andto do with
Any Identity We Attempt To Form Can Only Become Aidentity we attempt to form can only become a fa ade without this depth of acceptance and awareness We are only who we are in relation to those around us and without accepting both ourselves and the world around us can we become fully actualized identitiesThe Catcher in the Rye a book as essential to any igh school literary education as vegetables to any balanced diet gave us Holden Caulfield who put a microscope to society and exposed the bacteria of phoniness that is inherent in everyone around DevOps with Kubernetes : Non-Programmer's Handbook him Franny prescribes to this disenchanting reality as well abandoninger laundry list of pleasures upon seeing them as merely a method of stoking The Fiddler in the Subway her own ego She viewser every possible move as just another solution towards conformity and every action as attention seeking I m not afraid to compete It s just the opposite Don t you see that I m afraid I will compete that s what scares me That s why I uit the Theatre Department Just because I m so Trumbull Park (Northeastern Library of Black Literature) horribly conditioned to accept everybody else s values and just because I like applause and people to rave about me doesn t make it right I m ashamed of it I m sick of it I m sick of notaving the courage to be an absolute nobody I m sick of myself and everybody else that wants to make some kind of a splash Compare this expression existential angst to the depictions of er boyfriend Lane s true nature is best examined in is juxtaposition to Franny revealed through Salinger s ominous narration to be one constantly seeking an expression or posture to best capture the exact image of Rve, cl de l'identit himself thate would ideally envision the world to read from Exercices de style him Lane sat up a bit inis chair and adjusted is expression from that of all round apprehension and discontent to that of a man whose date as merely gone to the john leaving im as dates of a man whose date as merely gone to the john leaving The Reluctant Heiress Lone Star Legacy him as dates with nothing to do in the meantime but smoke and look bored perfectly attractively bored To Lane Franny is just an extension ofis costume of attractive social veneer a girl attractive and intelligent enough to be seen with in order for Les Osismes Peuple de l'Occident Gaulois him to be viewed inigh regard by is contemporaries It is the Lanes and all the section men as Franny terms them who are concerned with the appearance of being
genius than being a genius I m sick of just liking people I wish to God I could meet somebody I could respectWhere Caulfield left us in a feeling of superiority yet devastating darkness for recognizing the fakers and phonies around us Zooey Glass full of unremitting charm tosses a spiritual life raft and allows us to recognize the beauty in the world around us In the first place e lovingly scolds Calvinists Incorporated Welsh Immigrants on Ohio's Industrial Frontier University of Chicago Geography Research Papers his sister Franny you re way off when you start railing atthings and people instead of at yourself We are all a part of this world nobody is truly special and above worldly mistakes and foibles and we are all eternally caught in a struggle of identity whether we know it or not Like the best of David Foster Wallace this is a story about those with the mental and emotional acuity to recognize or fear that their actions and beliefs conform to the phoniness of the world regardless ofow The Kitchen Linens Book Using Sharing and Cherishing the Fabrics of Our Daily Lives hard they try to shake it the Glass family is a family of practically card carrying MENSA members with an intellect that is not only a transcendental gift but also aellishly weighty burden Life is a game we all must unwillingly participate in at least to the extent that we remain alive and in the game and we should not chastise the world and old ourselves in too igh of regard unless we really take a look at our own motives He exposes Franny s decision to follow the Pilgrim s method of finding transcendence through relentless prayer to be just another expression of the ego she finds so distasteful in others enacting a self righteous Thank You God For Everything holier than thou attitudes without actually understanding the mask sheas chosen to wear Drawing upon the lessons learned from Dirla tutta sul mercato globale. Idee per un'economia mondiale assennata his elder brothers Buddy and Seymour Zooey challenges Franny to look beyond what she considers the egoalf the nastiness in the world is stirred up by people who aren t using their true egosthe thing you think is Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America's Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing his ego isn tis ego at all but some other much dirtier much less basic faculty and to recognize the true beauty of everyone around Mordecai Cubitt Cooke Victorian Naturalist Mycologist Teacher and Eccentric her Inspired by the advice ofis eldest brother Seymour whose tragic suicide is chronicled in a short story I d proclaim as perfect A Perfect Day for Bananafish from Salinger s Nine Stories that even though the audience can t see them to shine The Gold's Gym Training Encyclopedia his shoes for the Fat Lady Zooey proclaims like aip 1950 s New York bodhisattva Are you listening to meThere isn t anyone out there who isn t Syemour s Fat Lady It s Christ Himself Somehow as if by pure magic Salinger manages to The Origin of Feces highlight spirituality without the reader feeling likee is preaching or backhanding them with Christianity in fact through the freuent references to many of the world s religion that wonderfully adorn the novel the message feels entirely universal despite any religious or even non religious beliefs the reader brings to the table but simply professes a triumphant message of universal love that is sure to infiltrate each and every Redeeming the Republic Federalists Taxation and the Origins of the Constitution heart To fully exist one must accept the world for what it is love both the blessings and blemishes and accept objects ideas and people on those being s own terms as a thing in itself instead of an imposed belief in what we think they should be We cannot infringe our ego upon the things beyond our grasp but merely fully love them for them We are all four of us blood. Bessieer mother deeply concerned Zooey comes to Guide to the Contemporary Harp her aid offering whate thinks is brotherly love understanding and words of sage adviceSalinger writes of these works FRANNY came out in The New Yorker in 1955 and was swiftly followed in 1957 by ZOOEY Both stories are early critical entries in a narrative series I'm doing about a family of settlers in twentieth century New York the Glasses It is a long.a genius than
J.D. Salinger ↠ 7 reviewRelatives and we speak a kind of esoteric family language a sort of semantic geometry in which the shortest distance between any two points is a fullish circleEssentially this is a novel about arguments How else can we properly form an identity without our own internal arguments between our disparate ideas and ideals Religious societal whatever this is a book of great minds coming together to Il metodo dell'ovulazione. Atlante hash out their beliefs in an effort to dig up some sort of truth that you can pocket and carry with you into thearsh weathers of reality The center piece of the book the ever logical and too witty for With Krishna's Eyes his own good Zooey engaged in a shouting match withis mother a woman with such wholesome and good natured worldly wisdom that appears as simplicity to an untrained eye is wholly unforgettable and made of the stuff that reminds you why you so love reading books And what better way to craft a novel full of arguments that to focus it upon a family the perfect stage for arguments that allow oneself to shed any social armor and nakedly swing their sword of beliefs and opinions Upon entering into the second story of the novel Franny and Zooey is of less contained within the confines of the family circle further Investir dans l'or : le petit manuel pratique highlighting Franny s breakdown as the collapse of a socially reinforced personality mask to reduceer to Yoga in the Workplace her basic and pure elements as a the youngest member of the Glass family Though Zooeyas plans to meet with L'ORTHOGRAPHE FACILE - ORTHOGRAPHE D'USAGE, REGLES GRAMMATICALES, HOMONYMES, DICTIONNAIRE ORTHOGRAPHIQUE his television world contactse doesn t leave the Dictionnaire Le Robert de poche 2020 house untile can set things right the family must be set right before the outside world can be accounted for There seems to be a belief that the family is a functioning being that outweighs that of the individual and reinforces the family vs the outside world ideal that was idolized in the 1950 s television programs like Leave it to Beaver or even Ozzie and Harriet Family values must The Mark of Cain hold strong against a world that will rio them apart with its frightening winds Salinger who was fully fascinated withis Glass family creation Les Chevaliers du Zodiaque : St Seiya, tome 27 having a file cabinet full of notes about the family and diving deep within their mechanics for much ofis fiction creates Found in Translation his ideal family values that must cope with worldly problems such as Seymour s war experience and fatal struggle with PTSD Buddy and Zooey s ongoing struggle with a entertainment world entrenched in simple pleasures and ratings than actual intellectual merit or even Franny s crisis with the white shoe college boys inflicting their stylized genius on those around them The Glassouse is a Folktales from the Moose of Burkina Faso house full of ghosts and the family must accept themselves as a product of this gene pool as a product of the teachings bestowed upon them by their own blood as a functioning member in not only the family but the world at large taking all this into a catalyst for their own identity Interestingly enough it would seem that Franny and Zooey is a book about Buddy and Seymour and their legacy than the title characters themselves It is through the youngest two Glass members that we understand the eldest two This techniue of creating a penumbra effect of understanding to actualize Buddy and Seymour in the minds andearts of the reader is fully in keeping with the idea that we can only form our identity in relation to all those around us Just as we must accept the world around us on its own terms we must accept ourselves on our own and not based on Jeou p'ou t'ouan ou la chair comme tapis de prire how others will view us An artist s only concern is to shoot for some kind of perfection and onis own terms not anyone else sI am reminded of a favorite uote of mine that comes from the cathartically cantankerous with of Charles Bukowski We re all going to die all of us what a circus That alone should make us love each other but it doesn t We are terrorized and flattened by trivialities we are eaten up by nothing We cannot spend our time criticizing others overanalyzing ever flaw and absurdity that presents itself in each face we encounter Because what is gained from this that as any merit to our finite existence We are all bumbling about trying to find our way in a world whose meaning must inherently escape us and what point would it serve anyhow if we understood life and could just simply follow the dotted line towards a perfect life This
Is A Novel Of Staggeringa novel of staggering and cathartic power that far surpasses even the freuently touted The Catcher in the Rye Drawing a Zen like potency from the positive messages found in many of the world s religion and spiritually influential members Salinger teaches us a valuable lesson about acceptance and identity while simultaneously preforming the luminous task of taking a near static story and plunging the reader so deep into the souls of its characters to light the literary sky with pure vitality and emotional well being that they feel as if it were they that suffered both the existential collapse and recovery upon the Glass living room couch Allow Franny to ave your breakdown for you and for Zooey to resurrect you from the calamity Allow Salinger to charm you with is perfectly crafted sentences and sage like wisdom Read Franny and Zooey and love the life you live and the world around you55 This is not owever the ideal book to read when uitting smoking Rest assured I persevered But really practically one cigarette or cigar is lit per page The cigars are ballast sweetheart Sheer ballast If Do No Harm he didn tave a cigar to The Poseidon Adventure hold on tois feet would leave the ground Another subtle yet incredible narrative flourish is Zooey s constant use of buddy as a term of endearment to How to Stop Drinking Alcohol and End Drug Addiction his sister This was a nod to Jay Gatsby freuently calling others old sport in The Great Gatsby In the margins of my book I tussled with the idea that Franny s behavior would be clinically explained as a manic episode but embraced by a literary bent as an existential conundrum This further led to an idea that Lane who viewed Franny s collapse from a cold callus position of one concerned aboutaving to miss the football game and Le tour du monde en uatre vingts jours having to excuseis girlfriends erratic behavior as choosing to see the world from a scientific perspective that The Iron Raven (The Iron Fey: Evenfall, he thought should be devoid of emotional rationalization to avoid looking foolish whereas Franny fully embraces emotion as a window into the soul and chooses a spiritual outlook to organize theustle and bustle of the world in The Kindest Lie her mind The cards are stacked uite properly I imagine against all professional aesthetes and no doubt we all deserve the dark wordy academic deaths we all sooner or later die 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 peoplee wrote for Uncivil Rites himself and if you identified with whate 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 Ethnic Minorities and the Media Issues in Cultural and Media Studies 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 onis own terms not anyone else s Franny and Zooey would be Kraken: An Anatomy have been prescient if it were written today Salinger s kooky wacky sense ofumor The Best I Can Be his accuracy with individualized thoughtis passion for non conformity and for the individual are all unmatched even today In retrospect of all we know and can now see of Killers of the Flower Moon : Oil, Money, Murder and the Birth of the FBI his time period Salinger s poking and mocking of then current society make Franny and Zooey seem like it was written brilliantly today Maybe it s because this bookas to do with an older brother and younger sister I m an older brother or maybe it s because I know Daughter of the Alien Warrior Treasured by the Alien how much some of my friends love this novel but I felt rushes of something like nostalgia during my reading some kind of sentimentality or appreciation for my friends that love this If you think you can t get sentimental over a Salinger novel you re obviously not part of the group that lovesim you can t be And while I don t love Salinger the way some of my friends do I sure as fuck appreciate Fire on the Water him and I sure as fuckad an absolute blast reading Franny and Zooey my new favorite Salinger novelWhether Once Upon an Eid he s one of your favorite authors or not if you re of the breed that can indentify with Salinger s thinking and can maybe even see some similarities between you and some ofis characters you feel a love for this man 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 #his girl at a station set in the 1950 s in an unnamed city in the eastern US as the unpleasant cold winter weather freezes the college student s bones Lane Coutell is ambitious Ten Doors Down happy wants to make a splash in the world just the opposite ofis girlfriend Franny Frances Glass of the brilliant yet troubled large family Disillusioned by college teachers are idiots and The Perfect Girlfriend 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 LIGHTaving read a book The Way of the Pilgrim and its seuel The Pilgrim Continues My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel 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 centurye wandered through massive Russia Speaking to countless people most very friendly surprisingly monks are glad to talk about religion to the amiable pilgrim Franny becomes enad obsessed a better word by these books carrying them around in Moving Targets (Spider Shepherd: SAS Book 2) her purse The much anticipated weekend crashes like a baseball striking a glass window pun intended Fainting spells arguments about teachers in their respective schools what is really important life in general an unpleasant atmosphereSecond part Zooey Zachary a good looking tv actorowever not a big man at 25 five years older than ROMANCE his little sister pretty Franny both are at their parents apartment in New York City He is trying to read somehow an old letter while taking a bath mother entersZooey callser Bessie and the father Les former showbiz stars she is worried about Franny now sleeping on the couch in the living room arriving a few days ago from the disastrous weekend sick in Chosen for Greatness heart and bodyBegsim to talk to Eyes off the Prize The United Nations and the African American Struggle for Human Rights 19441955 her afraid the daughter isaving a nervous breakdown the uncomfortable son agrees The siblings discuss Rescued by Tordin (Olodian Alien Warrior, her strange behavior sheates school friends and professors uits acting in The First Mistake her college play everything is stupid nothing matters but becomes a fanatical reader of the poor Pilgrim s thoughts about JesusSmall book with big ideas still not loved by all in trutheavyweight or lightweight materialyou decide I myself believe it was well worth the rather confusing trip 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 Shell Beak Tusk histrionic dialogue with incessant overuse of italics and the people in it don t so much speak asold 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 The Adventurers 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 chrissakeMother also lights a cigarette Frannyas one too and Zooey and Bloomberg the cat doesn t want to feel left out so Mommy on Board Unspoken Confessions Bride Overboard the Suire's Daughter has a cigar tooAlso for God s sake you could die of secondary smoke poisoning just reading this and you knowow much you Commodity Conversations hate cigarette smokeBut I m I don t know I m tired Zooey I m just exhausted franklyYup me too Fran me to. Term project patently an ambiguous one and there is a real enough danger I suppose that sooner or later I'll bog down perhaps disappear entirely in my own methods locutions and mannerisms On the whole though I'm veryopeful I love working on these Glass stories I've been waiting for them most of my life and I think I ave fairly decent monomaniacal plans to finish them with due care and all available ski. .