This is a collection of nine exceptional short stories from the author of "The Catcher in the Rye", J D Salinger. The book includes two of Salinger's most famous and critically acclaimed pieces, which helped to establish him among contemporary literary greats. The title story - a soldier's... read more
“The worst that being an artist could do to you would be that it would make you slightly unhappy constantly. However, this is not a tragic situation, in my opinion.”Jean de Daumier-Smith (pseudonym)
“The tallest boy, in the foreground of the picture, appeared to have rickets in one leg and elephantiasis in the other - an effect, it was clear, that Miss Kramer had deliberately used to show that the boy was standing with his feet slightly apart.”Jean de Daumier-Smith (pseudonym)
“Poets are always taking the weather so personally. They're always sticking their emotions in things that have no emotions.”Theodore McArdle (Teddy)
“If I were God, I certainly wouldn't want people to love me sentimentally. It's too unreliable.”Theodore McArdle (Teddy)
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