For Esme - with Love and Squalor
"For Esme With Love and Squalor" includes two of Salinger's most famous and critically acclaimed stories, and helped to establish him as one of the contemporary literary greats. The title story recounts a Sergeant's meeting with a young girl before being sent into combat. When it was first... show more
"For Esme With Love and Squalor" includes two of Salinger's most famous and critically acclaimed stories, and helped to establish him as one of the contemporary literary greats. The title story recounts a Sergeant's meeting with a young girl before being sent into combat. When it was first published in "The New Yorker" in 1950 it was an immediate sensation and prompted a flood of readers' fan-letters. 'A Perfect Day for Bananafish' is the first of the author's stories to feature the Glass family, the loveable and idiosyncratic family who would appear in much of Salinger's later fiction. A haunting and unforgettable piece of writing, the story follows the eldest sibling, Seymour Glass, and his wife, Muriel, as they embark on an ill-fated honeymoon in Florida.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: May 13th 2010
Pages no: 149
Edition language: English
, Adult Fiction
, Literary Fiction
, 20th Century
, Short Stories
, High School
In fairness, this is probably close to a 3.5 star review, because I found myself getting bored a few times throughout, and generally was not nearly as captivated as I would need to be for a perfect 4 star review. That said, with a short story collection I prefer to rate according to my favorite shor...
I have been reading lots of short stories this past week, maybe because I'm supposed to be writing my dissertation and reading short things makes me feel less guilty - I'll just read one and get back to it, I'll think. Of course this is just a way to deceive myself, but I'll be voluntarily deceived ...
I loved "To Esme With Love and Squalor"
Am parcurs cartea pe etape, fiindca povestirile aveau viata lor proprie si nu prea mergeau citite una dupa alta. Recunosc, mi s-a parut straniu cand am terminat-o pe prima (cea cu pestii-banana) si am constatat ca povestea este lasata in aer. La fel a fost si urmatoarea, si urmatoarea. M-am lamurit ...
I hated the repetitiveness. I mean I hated the repetitiveness. A few stories were okay, though. But for the most part they were confusing to me.