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Franny e Zooey (1961)

di J. D. Salinger

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Serie: Glass Family (2)

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Meet Franny and her younger brother, Zooey, in two Salinger stories.
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    Alzate l'architrave, carpentieri e Seymour: introduzione di J. D. Salinger (kxlly)
  2. 10
    L'ultimo samurai di Helen DeWitt (girlunderglass)
    girlunderglass: More child prodigies one falls head over heels with.
  3. 10
    Nove racconti di J. D. Salinger (charlie68)
    charlie68: Maybe read this one before,some of the plot will be better understood.
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    Incontro d'estate di Truman Capote (ashleylauren)
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 Author Theme Reads: Looking ahead to Salinger7 non letti / 7edwinbcn, Dicembre 2013

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Bello nel modo in cui sa esserlo Salinger, anche se il primo racconto - brevissimo - rasenta la perfezione mentre il secondo eccede nell'intellettualismo dei dialoghi, che però regalano non poche perle. A proposito, la frase più divertente del libro: “Le note a piè di pagina sono un’offesa all’estetica, ma qui temo sia inevitabile farne una”. ( )
  d.v. | May 16, 2023 |
I went into this book thinking it was about lesbian women.

It's not.

In fact, Zooey is a man.

This book is the type of book that as soon as I closed it, I wanted to pick it back up and start it over again. Franny and Zooey are sister and brother from the large Glass family. Franny, a college student, is struggling with the meaning of life and is depressed. Like many, she has gone home to her family and turned to religion to help cope with her depression. Zooey is probably the last person you would think would have any insights that would help Franny. He's sarcastic, cynical, blunt and somewhat hostile. The story really is a dialogue by and large between Franny and Zooey. The book is all about their relationship, but it touches upon a lot of fascinating philosophical subjects such as religion, ego, the meaning of life, etc. If you go into reading it as if it were a play, I think your appreciation for it will be greater.

Truly thought provoking, timeless and fresh at the same time, and really made me a) want to read more Salinger and b) want to re-read this tale which may end up as five stars in the end. ( )
  Anita_Pomerantz | Mar 23, 2023 |
The very short novel Franny and Zooey by J. D. Salinger is in actuality a short story and a novella which were originally published separately but in 1961 were put together as published as one. The book focuses on sister Franny and brother Zooey, the two youngest members of the colorful Jewish/Irish Glass family.

The short story, entitled “Franny” tells a story about Franny going to visit her boyfriend at his university. Franny is going through a difficult time as she has become disenchanted with academia and she is questioning the importance of a college education as well as the selfishness and falseness that she sees all around her. Her boyfriend, Lane is rather obtuse and much more concerned with his affairs than in trying to help Franny. The novella, Zooey, takes place very shortly after while Franny is still in the throes of a breakdown. The mother is very concerned and approaches Zooey, in a very amusing bathroom scene, and ask him to help Franny. He does try but fails in his first attempt. He then phones her and pretends to be one of the other brothers, she eventually sees through this ruse, but they continue to talk and Franny appears to be more peaceful when the book ends.

I have to admit that it took the second story before I fully understood that Franny was having an emotional crisis. I thought that she was pregnant and having difficulty dealing with this. Apparently I was not alone in this misconception, even Salinger’s publishers thought that the short story was about a college girl facing up to pregnancy. I also have to admit that I didn’t fully understand what the author was hoping to accomplish with these stories although he does seem to stress that life can become meaningless and that religion can help in engaging one’s devotion in a meaningful way. ( )
  DeltaQueen50 | Aug 22, 2022 |
If you like his other Glass family stories, then you'll probably enjoy the two in this volume. I preferred the first story ("Franny") over the second, but the second picks up where the first leaves off, so the book is almost like a novel. ( )
  gtross | Jun 27, 2022 |
I read Franny and Zooey in school; I think I was about 13 or 14, and it must have been on a reading list in English class; I am sure we didn't read it as a class or I would have understood it properly. As it was, I was totally seduced by it and wanted to be Franny.
Some 55 years later I am Zooey, or some aspects of him, particularly his cynicism, but what I'm not sure he realized (though I am sure Salinger did) was that he tended to be exactly what he despised. But maybe he did.
There is so much about the book left unsaid that it's almost annoying, but the description of the time and the caricatures of people were pretty much spot on. I think I would really like to know if Salinger himself was as affected as his characterizations.
This is no kind of review but I can't do better with it. I will say that I know why it's no longer on reading lists in high school - I can't imagine any of the teenagers I know being able to relate to it in any way. ( )
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Nome dell'autoreRuoloTipo di autoreOpera?Stato
J. D. Salingerautore primariotutte le edizionicalcolato
Böll, AnnemarieTraduttoreautore secondarioalcune edizioniconfermato
Böll, HeinrichTraduttoreautore secondarioalcune edizioniconfermato
Schönfeld, EikeÜbersetzerautore secondarioalcune edizioniconfermato
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As nearly as possible in the spirit of Matthew Salinger, age one, urging a luncheon companion to accept a cool lima bean, I urge my editor, mentor and (heaven help him) closest friend, William Shawn, genius domus of the New Yorker, lover of the long shot, protector of the unprolific, defender of the hopelessly flamboyant, most unreasonably modest of born great artist-editors, to accept this pretty skimpy-looking book.
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Franny: Though brilliantly sunny, Saturday morning was overcoat weather again, not just topcoat weather, as it had been all week and as everyone had hoped it would stay for the big weekend - the weekend of the Yale game.
Zooey: The facts at hand presumably speak for themselves, but a trifle more vulgarly, I suspect, than facts even usually do.
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Then, like so many people, who, perhaps, ought to be issued only a very probational pass to meet trains, he tried to empty his face of all expression that might quite simply, perhaps even beautifully, reveal how he felt about the arriving person.
I'm sick of just liking people. I wish to God I could meet somebody I could respect.
The worst thing that being an artist could do to you would be that it would make you slightly unhappy constantly.
The Glasses' living room was about as unready to have its walls repainted as a room could be.
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