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Franny and Zooey | Study Guide

J. D. Salinger

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Franny, Section 1 (Franny's Letter) "Franny" opens as a college student named Lane Coutell waits for the morning train that will bring his date for a footba... Read More
Franny, Section 2 (Lane and Flaubert) The scene opens in a small, pretentious restaurant called Sickler's where Franny and Lane are having prelunch martinis. ... Read More
Franny, Section 3 (Discussion about Poetry) Franny contradicts Lane. The two professors aren't real poets, just writers whose work turns up in anthologies. Franny i... Read More
Franny, Section 4 (The Little Green Book) Franny jumps. "This book, you mean?" She puts the book back and begins chattering about other items in the handbag. But ... Read More
Zooey, Section 1 (All about Buddy) Buddy Glass, Zooey's second-oldest brother, is the narrator in "Zooey," and he says from the start that he's narrating n... Read More
Zooey, Section 2 (Mrs. Glass Visits the Bathroom) Having finished the letter, Zooey turns his attention to a typed script lying on the floor next to the tub. He's just st... Read More
Zooey, Section 3 (Zooey at the Mirror) Five minutes later Zooey is shaving in front of the bathroom mirror. As always, he's staring into his own eyes as he sha... Read More
Zooey, Section 4 (Zooey in the Living Room) The Glasses' living room is supposed to be painted soon, but as Buddy says, it's "about as unready to have its walls rep... Read More
Zooey, Section 5 (The "Religious" Section) When Zooey stops talking and looks out the window, he sees an anguished little dog trying to find his owner. He's lost t... Read More
Zooey, Section 6 (Zooey on the Phone) In the hall Zooey almost collides with Mrs. Glass, whom he tells to look in on Franny. Then he goes into the bedroom Sey... Read More
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