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My Salinger Year

Joanna Smith Rakoff


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 the plush, wood-panelled agency, where Dictaphones and typewriters still reign and old-time agents doze at their desks after martini lunches, and at night she goes home to the tiny, threadbare Brooklyn apartment she shares with her socialist boyfriend. Precariously balanced between glamour and poverty, surrounded by titanic personalities and struggling to trust her own artistic sense, Joanna is given the task of answering Salingers 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 agencys decades-old form response. Instead, drawn inexorably into the emotional world of Salingers devotees, she abandons the template and begins writing back. Poignant, keenly observed and irresistibly funny, My Salinger Year is a memoir about literary New York in the late 1990s, a pre-digital world on the cusp of vanishing, where a young woman finds herself swept into one of the last great stories and entangled with one of the last great figures of the century. Above all, it is the coming-of-age story of a talented writer and a testament to the universal power of books to shape our lives.



Sayfa Sayısı: 272

Baskı Yılı: 2014


Dili: İngilizce
Yayınevi: Bloomsbury

My Salinger Year. By: Joanna Rakoff. Published: 02-07-2015. Format: Paperback . RRP: £9.99 ...

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ACAR YALÇIN

20 Feb 2020 ... 'My Salinger Year': Film Review. Joanna Rakoff's memoir of working for a New York literary agency is no 'Devil Wears Prada,' pitched more to ...

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Movies: My Salinger Year Director: Philippe Falardeau Cast: Margaret Qualley, Sigourney Weaver, Douglas Booth, Seána Kerslake Production Co: Genres: Drama Runtime: 101 min Country: Canada... A college grad takes a clerical job working for the literary agent of the renowned, reclusive writer J.D. Salinger. The Worst Year of My Life. N/A 2015 81m.

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DOĞAN KARA

My Salinger Year looks beautiful – until reading the credits, this reviewer didn’t realise it was shot in Montreal rather than in New York. The costume and set design are delightful and work to heighten the nostalgic 1990s atmosphere, skilfully reinforcing the theme of an analogue world about to be overthrown by the digital age.

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ÖZTÜRK ÖZDEMİR

The much-anticipated new film by Academy Award®-nominated writer/director Philippe Falardeau ('Monsieur Lazhar'), MY SALINGER YEAR unites three-time Oscar®-nominee Sigourney Weaver and radiant new talent Margaret Qualley ('Once Upon A Time… in Hollywood') for a hugely enjoyable adaptation of Joanna Rakoff’s internationally bestselling memoir.It’s the mid-90s: idealistic twenty ...

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ÇELİK YILDIRIM

My Salinger Year. 507 likes · 1 talking about this. My Salinger Year Un film de Philippe Falardeau Avec Margaret Qualley, Sigourney Weaver Prod:...