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Nine Stories 1953 is a collection of short stories by American fiction writer J D Salinger published in April 1953 It includes two of his most famous short stories A Perfect Day for Bananafish and Fo. If I can get serious for a moment and cast aside the brittle smartassed persona that the social networking aspect of goodreads tends to bring out I'd like to try to express what it is that drives me in this life It is the following belief instilled primarily by my mother an exceptionally smart woman who never suffered fools gladly but had the mitigating grace to be one of the warmest most generous women you could ever hope to meet as well as having one of the greatest voices you can imagine Buttercup Here's the main thing she taught me each of us has an inescapable responsibility to take whatever talent we have been given on this earth and to develop it as far and as well as life allowsThis is so deeply ingrained in my beliefs that I can pretty much trace every major decision I've made in my life back to itWhat does this have to do with the price of eggs Well it's the reason Jerome David Salinger makes me as mad as all get out Because I can certainly understand why given the perfection of the stories in this collection any writer might not want to risk spoiling his reputation by following up with work that might not reach the same level Hell nothing could possibly reach the perfection of the stories For Esme with Love and Sualor The Laughing Man Down by the Dinghy or Just Before the War with the Eskimos And while I'm not really a great fan of Seymour Glass A Perfect Day for Bananafish is pretty damned awesome as wellSo yeah JD after those stories it's hard to imagine anything better Even anything comparableBut that's still no excuse for not trying you arrogant egotistical bastard You were dealt a monumental unimaginable talent And for you to suat there in fucking communicado in your bloody bunker in New England resting on your admittedly golden freaking laurels is an act of unconscionable unpardonable selfishness I could almost convince myself that your genius crossing over into madness was the explanation for your lack of output but you seem craftily able to sic your lawyers on anyone perceived to encroach on your goddamned privacySo while I can understand the impulse of not wanting to risk your reputation I sure as hell can't forgive it You were granted an incredible gift You should be using itAnd sorry folks it's far beyond me to locate exactly where the genius lies in the particular stories mentioned You really just need to read them for yourselves

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Nine StoriesR Esmé – with Love and Sualor Nine Stories is the US title; the book is published in many other countries as For Esmé with Love and Sualor and Other StoriesThe stories areA Perfect Day for Banana. If I were put together I’d have nine tiny one sentence reviews for this and talk about each story but I’m not and so as is it’s a miracle that I have any notes on it at all and also am writing this less than three months after reading itI always know if I REALLY like a book that is of VERY high uality if it makes me miss being in literature classes This one for example made me desperately wish I were in one so I could debate “Pretty Mouth and Green My Eyes” for at LEAST one million yearsBut alas I am a genius and therefore no longer in college Plus I don’t think I ever would have read this in any class anywaySome of these stories didn’t work for me but I REALLY liked some of them as indicated above Salinger writes so gorgeously and there are some truly lovely characters here Esmé and Charles Teddy the Glass familyIt is a very small book of very small stories that I liked very muchBottom line What I just said earlier i stated that i am JD Salinger trashthis statement is confirmedreview to come 4 stars

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Nine Stories Read & download ✓ 9 ↠ Nine Stories 1953 is a collection of short stories by American fiction writer J D Salinger published in April 1953 It includes two of his most famous short stories A Perfect Day for Bananafish and For Esmé – with Love and Sualor Nine Stories is the US title; the book is published in many other countries asFishUncle Wiggily in ConnecticutJust Before the War with the EskimosThe Laughing ManDown at the DinghyFor Esmé – with Love and SualorPretty Mouth and Green My EyesDe Daumier Smith's Blue PeriodTed. Adverbs It's all because of adverbs that I read this collection I asked a wonderful teacher of mine about adverbs whether to use them and all that and the main gist of his answer was Read Nine Stories by JD Salinger He's the master of the adverbGood lord he is The almost 200 page collection is positively see what I did there LITTERED with them One beautifully ha placed adverb after the next In one paragraph I counted five Five gorgeous adverbs in a single solitary paragraph And it works oh how it works magnificently Take that Stephen KingBesides the adverbs I found two of the most incredible short stories I've ever read A Perfect Day for Bananafish and For Esmé with Love and Sualor Both of these stories left me with a catch in my throat my pulse racing and not just because of the adverbs and a compulsion to peel the pages back and re experience the power and emotions through this man's cunningly chosen words I tried to explain Esmé to my mother and found myself choking up with tearsInterestingly I could do this all day both stories are similar though one is devastating and the other hopeful Both involve a post WWII soldier suffering from PTSD Both involve the absolute delightful innocence of a child Both feature the most perfect dialogue Actually all of the nine stories feature dialogue I'm going to have to re read this one day just to study the dialogue One of the stories is almost 100% one side of a telephone call I mean this guy was brilliant I just wish he'd written Not all the stories contain the potency of the two I mentioned But each story deserves to be read thoughtfully and enjoyed fully methodically even reverently 5 stars for Esmé