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My Salinger year, Joanna Rakoff

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My Salinger year
Title
My Salinger year
Statement of responsibility
Joanna Rakoff
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
At 23, after leaving graduate school to pursue her dreams of becoming a poet, Joanna Rakoff moves to New York City and takes a job as assistant to the storied literary agent for J.D. Salinger. She spends her days in the plush, wood-panelled agency, where Dictaphones and typewriters still reign and old-time agents doze at their desks after martini lunches, and at night she goes home to the tiny, threadbare Brooklyn apartment she shares with her socialist boyfriend. Precariously balanced between glamour and poverty, surrounded by titanic personalities and struggling to trust her own artistic sense, Joanna is given the task of answering Salinger's voluminous fan mail. Poignant, keenly observed and irresistibly funny, this book is a memoir about literary New York in the late 1990s, a pre-digital world on the cusp of vanishing, where a young woman finds herself swept into one of the last great stories and entangled with one of the last great figures of the century. Above all, it is the coming-of-age story of a talented writer and a testament to the universal power of books to shape our lives
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1972-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith Rakoff, Joanna
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Smith Rakoff, Joanna
  • Salinger, J. D.
  • Literature publishing
  • Authors, American
  • Literature publishing
  • Literary agents
Target audience
adult
Label
My Salinger year, Joanna Rakoff
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"This is a Borzoi book"--T.p. verso
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000051783257
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
249 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781408855508
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Label
My Salinger year, Joanna Rakoff
Publication
Note
"This is a Borzoi book"--T.p. verso
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000051783257
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
249 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781408855508
Isbn Type
(paperback)

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