Re: intro-duct-ion

From: James Rovira <>
Date: Wed Feb 26 2003 - 12:35:54 EST

That is indeed a problem, isn't it? Seems like what I remember of
Alexander's bio that it didn't even properly read the stories, much less
archival material about the man's life. Margaret Salinger's _Dream
Catcher_ has too much of a personal agenda to be trusted a
biographically accurate about Salinger, but does offer some insights.

What we need is an Ellmann like guy to write a bio of Salinger :). I
think they're all waiting for the old guy to die before they even try.


Kim Johnson wrote:

>--- Yocum Daniel GS 21 CES/CEOE
><> wrote:
>>Also, I have seen in several branches of Barnes and
>>Nobles that
>>Alexander(?) copy of Jerome's biography hardback for
>>around 4 bucks. I
>>think it had a chronology. I haven't but the same
>>deal may be in their
>>on-line store as well.
>i'd say paul alexander's biography is more
>appropriately priced at $4. it sure wasn't worth the
>full list i paid when it came out.
>though at least he did some research in the new yorker
>archives; but not enough. those tidbits of info were
>the only worthwhile things in the book. otherwise, it
>was journalistic and mean-spirited.
>i forgot to check to see if it had a chronology.
>i have a feeling that the ascertainable facts of jds's
>life would cover only a handful of pages, single
>spaced. no doubt he would wish it to be even fewer.
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