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    review Franny and Zooey J.D. Salinger Î 3 summary Franny and Zooey) [Pdf Read] ✓ J.D. Salinger “I’m just sick of ego ego ego My own and everybody else’s I’m sick of everybody that wants to get somewhere do something distinguished and all be somebody interesting It’s disgusting” This was my first real exposure to Salinger I’ve made attempts in the past to read Catcher in the Rye but I was never able t

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    read Ø eBook or Kindle ePUB Î J.D. Salinger J.D. Salinger Î 3 summary Franny and Zooey) [Pdf Read] ✓ J.D. Salinger This is in actuality two short stories combined by the enigmatic writer to form a novel and even together not very long at that The opening looks rather ordinary a boy waits for his girl at a train station set in the 1950's in an unnamed city in the eastern US as the unpleasant cold winter weather freezes the college stude

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    Franny and Zooey) [Pdf Read] ✓ J.D. Salinger So this semester I am teaching a course on postwar American novels I am basically a former high school English teacher wh

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Franny and Zooey

Franny and Zooey review Þ 3 J.D. Salinger Î 3 summary The short story Franny takes place in an unnamed college town and tells the tale of an undergraduate who is becoming disenchanted with the selfishness and inauthenticity she perceives all around herThe novella Zooey is named for Zooey Glass the second youngest member of the Glass family As his younger sister Franny suffers a spiritual and existential breakdown in her parents' Manhattan living room leaving. If you liked Catcher in the Rye than your average novel then you probably have considered reading Franny and Zooey It s one of very few books that JD Salinger wrote because he kind of turned into a weird old recluse I was really excited about reading this I expected big things Needless to say I was very disappointedProblem number one Zooey who is essentially the protagonist or one of two main characters is pretty much identical to the main character from Catcher in the Rye Holden Caulfield And so is every other guy character in Franny and Zooey They all talk and act the same It s all Jesus Christ goddam and you can t tell them apartProblem number two the plot If you thought Catcher in the Rye was short on plot check out this book NOTHING happens I mean it Nothing The first uarter of the book is just Franny sitting in a restaurant talking to her boyfriend The remaining three fourths is Zooey sitting in the bathtub talking to his mom then getting dressed and talking to his sister in the living room That s it They don t do anything They don t go anywhere The entire book is just characters talking to each other And it s boring pointless dialogue too It d be one thing if they were interesting characters but they re not And all they do is smoke Every one of them They chain smoke like it s the only thing Salinger could think of to put into his novel that wasn t in uotation marksHmm what can Zooey do when he s not talkingI ve got it He can smoke a cigar BrilliantMore like frustrating That makes two books in a row that I ve read and been disappointed with

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Franny and Zooey review Þ 3 J.D. Salinger Î 3 summary Bessie her mother deeply concerned Zooey comes to her aid offering what he thinks is brotherly love understanding and words of sage adviceSalinger writes of these works FRANNY came out in The New Yorker in 1955 and was swiftly followed in 1957 by ZOOEY Both stories are early critical entries in a narrative series I'm doing about a family of settlers in twentieth century New York the Glasses It is a long. I m just sick of ego ego ego My own and everybody else s I m sick of everybody that wants to get somewhere do something distinguished and all be somebody interesting It s disgusting This was my first real exposure to Salinger I ve made attempts in the past to read Catcher in the Rye but I was never able to connect with it My friend Spenky raved about Salinger s Franny and Zooey so I decided this would be my introduction to Salinger To say I was enthralled with Salinger s writing would be an understatement My first thought upon reading the final page was finally I finished this book It s usually not a good thing when you re relieved once you finish a book but I feel that it s different with Salinger s book This was a journey for me and the characters in which I and they work through problems Of course you re relieved when you find the answers at the end And thankfully Salinger does give answers Rather than bore you with my take on Franny and Zooey here s a description of the book by Salinger himself FRANNY came out in The New Yorker in 1955 and was swiftly followed in 1957 by ZOOEY Both stories are early critical entries in a narrative series I m doing about a family of settlers in twentieth century New York the Glasses It is a long term project patently an ambiguous one and there is a real enough danger I suppose that sooner or later I ll bog down perhaps disappear entirely in my own methods locutions and mannerisms On the whole though I m very hopeful I love working on these Glass stories I ve been waiting for them most of my life and I think I have fairly decent monomaniacal plans to finish them with due care and all available skill These are two short stories but so closely related Zooey a novella starts where Franny a short story ends that it is probably better for both stories to be read together Zooey Glass and Franny Glass are brother and sister and the two youngest of seven children All of them have been on a uiz radio show A Wise Child which seems to have led to all of them having difficulty in dealing with other people Franny centers on her going to meet her boyfriend Lane for the weekend which turns into a disaster on the first day because she seems to be out of sorts Zooey then offers an explanation of this from the brother s perspective as she comes home to be consumed in her problems We get an insight into their history and an explanation and solution for Franny s problemPerhaps Franny was my favorite of the two perhaps perhaps Zooey is the better of the two perhaps I found myself often agreeing with Zooey Salenger s observations of college students and their attitudes how I miss those days are funny and also uite true He exposes the phony self congratulatory and self importance that is even present now than when he wrote these works Yes Salinger is terribly judgmental or at least his characters are It s that realization that no matter who you are you are a very small piece in a much larger whole and the need to accept that that s crushing Franny She wants to partake in the world without feeling let down with its banality It seems the challenge Salinger is putting out there for Franny to face is how to love the world for what it is without condescending to it It s a sentiment felt at one time or another by everyone with any self awareness

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Franny and Zooey review Þ 3 J.D. Salinger Î 3 summary Term project patently an ambiguous one and there is a real enough danger I suppose that sooner or later I'll bog down perhaps disappear entirely in my own methods locutions and mannerisms On the whole though I'm very hopeful I love working on these Glass stories I've been waiting for them most of my life and I think I have fairly decent monomaniacal plans to finish them with due care and all available ski. So this semester I am teaching a course on postwar American novels I am basically a former high school English teacher who became an English educator preparing people to become English teachers themselves and only relatively recently have been asked to teach straight lit courses at my university as I usually have taught methods of teaching classes though also YA and Graphic Novels in the past uarter century I just turned 61 and have not read many of these novels for this course for literally decades many of them since I was in my early twenties when they were truly identity forming for me as reader teacher less so this because I have almost taught none of them in all my nearly forty years of teaching and person for sure I see them now as Great Books but not uite in the classical canon sense because when I think of the Canon I think of Shakespeare and Milton and not Kerouac and Heller Prior to teaching this course I thought of the period 1945 1980 as basically the Beats fifties drugs and self and Hippies sixties and early seventies drugs and social causes and Beyond some postmodern stuff less chemical and fictional experimentation basically When I first began choosing the books for this course I went to Goodreads lists and picked out maybe 75 American novels I thought were important for one reason or the other in the years 1945 1980 I knew we could only read 12 14 of them and I knew some of them might be pretty long so I starred ones on my list that I really wanted to re read books I had loved and came up with maybe 18 20 My thinking at this point was that the course would be kind of about ME a kind of Re reading My Self course reading as autobiography as in What do I recall these books meant to me then how did I understand them and how do I read them differently now Who do I think I was then who do I think I am now and how diddo these books figure in the process Shoshana Felman wrote a book called What Does a Woman Want Reading and Sexual Difference which among other things makes the point that with some books they are essentially autobiographical that we read ourselves in and through them so much that we see them as telling our own stories In her book she illustrates this by telling stories about some of her favorite books I like that Reading a book through your life in part with some books at least And for the process I even have some old copies of texts with underlined passages and margin commentary from the old days Cool rightMost college courses are probably usually like that in some ways in that they are all about the teacher s project or research or obsessions so it wouldn t be weird for students to experience a class like that though most college English classes have nothing to do with reader response or subjective readings of texts they are all about close readings or some postmodern theoretical frame for the reading but I have not usually done things this way thinking it as kind of narcissistic so I changed my mind and did what I often do I invited the registered students to help me choose the books About half of the students enthusiastically participated I went with their enthusiastic choices of certain books even if they were not on my primo list though I did keep a couple from my own original list I also ended up with a couple on the final list I had never read which is cool Oh the list Salinger s Franny and Zooey Nabokov s Lolita Kerouac s On the Road Plath s The Bell Jar Kesey s One Flew Over the Cuckoo s Nest Heller s Catch 22 Vonnegut s Slaughterhouse Five Pynchon s Gravity s Rainbow which was our last book so we only began reading it maybe half Capote s In Cold Blood and Mailer s Executioner s Song which we did not end up reading Lots of white men you say Guilty as charged but then a lot of male and female students helped me What follows is the first book we read in this coursePostwar Novel Story 1 Franny and Zooey is usually the book you read after you join the 60 90 million people who have read Catcher in the Rye If you hate Holden this will end your Salinger journey but for those of us who feltfeel he speaks for us in naming all the phoniness in the world we next read the somewhat kinder gentler Franny and Zooey and especially fall in love with Franny the female Holden a fragile driven to nervous breakdown early twenties kid like Holden than Zooey Franny s somewhat harsher but also insightful older brother In fact and this is a Salingerism to say things like in fact and interjections like this you see Holden and probably Salinger himself in all the Glass family suicidal Seymour Buddy the writerrecluse who retreats to the New Hampshire woods 20 something drop out nervous breakdown actress Franny and commercially successful but self and other loathing 25 year old Zooey No plot summary will I write but the two separate but related stories that comprise this collection are the separately published in The New Yorker 1955 Franny which is about a meeting with her current hilariously phony boyfriend Lane in The City focusing on Franny in spiritualpsychological crisis and Zooey published two years later also in The New Yorker focusing on the family s attempts at intervention into Franny s crisis while also addressing Zooey s very related crisis Both are kinda early twenties stuck wondering how to live their lives with Purpose and Meaning as I was then There s very little plot to tell even if were to try actually most of both stories are a series of extended dialogues broken up mainly by a lot of chain smoking but the dialogues are amazing sometimes exasperating in that the Glass family is pretty messed up and self absorbed but also sometimes uite moving in that their struggles are spiritual in response to a messed up world where the Glass kids find they are lost and struggling to find themselves in what Salinger and they saw as pure versions of spiritual truth such as Buddhist and Hindu notions of self lessness ideas Salinger was steeped in since the late forties until he died which Franny finds imbedded in two books on Christ consciousness books about a pilgrim learning the Jesus Prayer Lord Jesus Christ have mercy on me which are also books about what it means to pray without ceasing to become prayerChristBuddhaDharmaSatori and so on Basically the concern is how to live a life of integrity if not uite ethical commitment Though it s still about self and the goal of artistic perfection Salinger wanted for himself free of Fame and Media and Buzz than ethical commitment though really It s what you should do for yourself Individualism one siren song of the fifties after all that patriotism and the war But also spirituality after a horrific world war Back to life as usual Salinger hopes notWhen I first read this book I had borrowed and still have it from the bedroom Marthena Bosch had vacated in what became my sister Shirley s house in Holland MI Marthena was maybe fifteen years older than me and had broken from the Dutch Reformed faith I was basically also raised in She had books on her shelf like an edited collection of The Beats On the Road all of Salinger Hesse and books on Zen Buddhism I consumed these books in the late sixties in my late teens and probably read Franny after Catcher in my junior or senior year in high school What political and spiritual turmoil the late sixties were for me starting with books about race from the sixties race riots Black Like Me Nigger by Dick Gregory Dr King s works Malcolm X the women s movement I actually read Marthena s copy of The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvior at 16 to find out something about feminism all this bra burning and female anger I was startled to see and this type of person a girl that aside from my sisters and mom I had absolutely no experience with the Vietnam War I drove to Ann Arbor to encounter the SDS Weatherman Black Power Marx Mao anti war protests and read books on all these topics and great psychedelic and angry and ecstatic folk rock music always going to concerts Dylan Joni CSNY I had been raised to attend this very conservative Calvinist church in Grand Rapids Michigan going to church twice every Sunday went to a Christian high school and Calvin College and even started out my teaching in Christian high schools but all my teens and twenties were about spiritual struggle about doubt than pure faith and ultimately I sought how to live a spiritual and ethical life without the shackles of Calvinist religion Or any religion having left the church finally at 28 though at 18 I was pretty God haunted wanting to live as Christ which for me was something like what I learned from Franny and Zooey to live without ego to live for others Franny s cry against ego ego ego was a struggle for me because I liked acting and writing stories and getting published and had set a goal to have a book of fiction published in my twenties and Zooey s commitment to living a life focused on perfecting a devotion not to fame but to art for him and Franny acting for Buddy and me writing made sense for me I struggled with the inherently self ish nature of artwriting writing fiction was really all about me in many ways versus the Dr King commitment to changing the world through teaching and I still write and teach and try to balance these things Is it okay to write a poem about myself or would it be better to write a story about students in an urban classroom Are both okayI was struck in this present reading of the book that Salinger has two basic ghosts in the machine of his art one is the war since he served in WW II and was part of the liberation of concentration camps and fought at D Day and other significant battles His turn to Zen and Hinduism is a turn away from the enlightenment Reason that had led to the Holocaust and Hiroshima that Drive to Certainty that ledleads to Corporate America and the Military Industrial Complex So much Darkness So he writes of Buddy s retreat from consumerism and mass media that became his own retreat and Franny and Zooey help us see self lessness as a remedy for the madness of the world A second ghost in Salinger s work is Innocence Beauty something the War ended for the world in many ways and very specifically ended for him personally when the girl he had loved at 20 16 year old Oona O Neill left him for Charlie Chaplin when he was abroad fighting the War Salinger is severely criticized by some for his lifelong interest in younger women but the way I see it work out in his fiction is that young children and maybe particularly girls okay come to symbolize innocence for him beauty things that got destroyed by the war and the adult world generally so in this book you see Buddy Seymour Zooey all notice young girls and sort of hold them up with some frail hope as what we must in some sense hold on to innocence I mean We got to get ourselves back to the Garden Joni Mitchell says Holden wants to play catcher in the rye to save children from growing up and going crazy from phoniness and materialism and selfishness and Franny is just entering adulthood and is seeing the emptiness of much of the post war self absorbed world and so is Zooey who has had five years of success in it It s hard to have integrity in this world they seem to say and I feel the same way as I did then about this I agree with them When I first read this book I think part of my attraction to it was class envy too I was a working class kid whose Dad worked himself to the bone every day long days all his life and I wanted a contemplative artistic live with plenty of time for reflection Franny and Zooey were messed up in certain ways sure but they seemed to have enough leisure to spend time talking about Big Ideas and Purpose and the Meaning of Life and because they were educated and in the upper middle class they had time for that My parents and siblings were high school graduates and weren t into reading or the arts except sis Nancy an artist or serving the world like social workers or teachers did and like I was considering doing I knew I needed college to help me carve out a scholarlyartistic life When I read Franny now I can see that class envy I had I wanted that life of privilege though I wanted some kind of authentic spiritual life too I was still In the Church and hoping to find a way to Be Me in it So I didn t think of the Glass family as merely rich and privileged whiny kids as many do now in reading them I saw them as having a life of ideas I wanted for myselfNow as I read Franny and Zooey again I feel a little nostalgic for the explicit struggles with faith and religion that I had then Franny s struggle makes me long for that moves me makes me realize my life is missing something Maybe I think I need a little of that praying without ceasing stuff that my friend Tony is experiencing in his Grand Rapids urban ministry Zooey inspires me to live that better spiritual life anyway While I did not choose it Salinger s retreat from NYC makes perfect sense to me now The struggle for Salinger and Buddy and Zooey was to live life without arrogance okay Zooey s a little blunt and even a little mean to Bessie and Franny even when he is right without being judgmental which I find pretty difficult to do in this Tea Party world What do I learn or relearn about teaching and learning from it I relearn there s a big difference between knowledge and wisdom and that schools generally teach the former without the latter which is what gets us in so much Trouble I relearn that sometimes the Eastern no knowledge or unknowing would be better for us than the certainty that leads to arrogance That being good and doing good teaching and writing and art without ego if at all possible is better than any honor or award or accomplishment or even paycheck There s a Dr Tupper that teaches Franny who is actually a fraud a fake a pretentious academic phony Having read of him how can I not resist being like him as I teach this class this book I loved this book then and love it even now as I think I understand it better It s a kind of preachingteaching book with a moral to it but it s one I likeAnd what gorgeous writing there is in this book with terrific dialogue especially completely convincing and real to me The Glass family is a kind of prototype for the Royal Tenenbaum family too in many ways all these precocious f ed up rich kids never really uite adjusting to the world Dealing with the madness of the world in ways that bring them close to madness My reading and teaching have come full circle back to issues of self in good ways they hadn t really seen in any focused way for decades I m glad for the trip back and forward now through the reading Oh and I just saw the recent Salinger biography after I read it which I thought was terrible on the whole but still sometimes interesting Leave him alone we say it s his choice but we still obsess about him and want to talk with him

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  • Franny and Zooey
  • J.D. Salinger
  • English
  • 25 December 2018
  • 9780316769020