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nine-stories-j-d-salingerTeddy, Teddyhe trouble is ... most people don’t wantto see things the way they are. Sources: New York Times, PBS, Vanity FairCopyright © 2017 Course Hero, Inc.TimeKeeping track of time and significant dates connects people.WaterWater brings simple joy and recedes when innocence wanes.WarWar provides a backdrop and indicates psychic disruption.MotifsPrecocious 10-year-old boy in Teddy”; predicts his own death moments before it happensTeddyThoughtful young soldier in “For Esméwith Love and Squalor”; suffers from battle fatigueStaff Sergeant XBitter housewife in “Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut”; haunted by the deathof an old beauEloise WenglerTroubled veteran in A Perfect Day for Bananafish”; commits suicide on his second honeymoonSeymour GlassMain CharactersAfter serving in World War II, Salinger returned to the United States to become a career writer. He is best known for stories about troubled young adults who feel alienated fromthe materialism of postwar American society. Nine Stories traces Salingers own spiritual progression while studying Zen Buddhism and Hinduism.J.D. SALINGER19192010AuthorLife can seem like a living death, and actual death is sometimes redemptive.DeathChildren lose their wonder when they enter adulthood and gain knowledge.Innocence & ExperienceMaterialism and conformity are enemies of the imaginative soul.AlienationA cast of alienated New Yorkers search for meaning and connection in Salingers first collection of short stories. Published two years after his novel Catcher in the Rye, Nine Stories depicts an American society disillusioned, yet still idealistic, in the wake of World War II.Tales of PostwarAlienationTHEMESEnglishOriginal Language1953Year PublishedJ.D. SalingerAuthorNine StoriesFictionShort Stories

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