[Item #5317] The Complete Uncollected Stories Volumes 1 & 2. J. D. Salinger.
The Complete Uncollected Stories Volumes 1 & 2
The Complete Uncollected Stories Volumes 1 & 2
The Complete Uncollected Stories Volumes 1 & 2
The Complete Uncollected Stories Volumes 1 & 2
The Complete Uncollected Stories Volumes 1 & 2

The Complete Uncollected Stories Volumes 1 & 2

n/p: n/p, c. 1974. First Unauthorized Editions Thus. Softcovers. "Between 1940 and 1965, J.D. Salinger published a total of thirty stories and one novel. Of these, thirteen were collected into his three well known volumes: Nine Stories, Franny & Zooey, and Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour: An Introduction; the remaining twenty-two have long since remained buried, and largely unknown (except to the faithful few), in the magazines. These twenty-two stories constitute the material of these two volumes. Some immature, some excellent in themselves, together, they are perhaps the skelton (sic) key to Salinger's continuously developing religious theme, tracable from the earliest social struggles of the suburban adolescents, to the frustrations of the wartime intellectual, and to the literary-mystic figure of Seymour. (sic) himself, the culmination of a tradition of deepening self-consciousness." (Preface, Vol. 1) Both volumes of the notorious bootleg compilation of short stories by J(erome) D(avid) Salinger (1919-2010), the canonical American author. The stories, written over a quarter-century & including the earliest of Salinger's famously truncated legendary career, were originally published separately in various magazines including The New Yorker, & were forbidden to reappear in any official form during his lifetime or since. These volumes are the first of two bootleg editions- the other being a single volume in which these stories were collected. Trade-format softcovers, with no information as the illicit publisher evaded the wrath of the famously litigious & reclusive Salinger. In the years following Salinger's death, a big hulabaloo regarding a hidden cache of voluminous writings that would finally be released occurred, in a slew of biographies, documentaries etc. Alas, nothing has been officially published as of this writing. We sadly suspect that something out of Joseph Mitchell's Joe Gould's Secret may have been the true situation of Salinger during the secluded last near-half century of his life. But, we have the immortal novel The Catcher in the Rye & the other three volumes which Salinger deigned to publish & remain in print, popular as ever; & some limited access to his long-unpublished stories through this collectible compilation. Both volumes in relatively near-fine-verging-on-fine condition with mild rubbing, browning, scratching & occasional light spotting, spot-staining to front, back covers & spines; mild wear & some tiny bumps, creases at/near edges & corners of same; moderate browning & mild rubbing, spotting & light spot-staining at edges of text blocks; what appear to be remainder marks across length of upper edges of same near spine (bleeding slightly onto blank back covers at/near upper edges). Interiors mostly very fine with only slight browning mostly at blank margins of page leaves; spotting at/near side edges of a few of same; tiny bumps at corners of a few of same. Near Fine- Fine. [Item #5317]

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