Berlinale 2020 opening film My Salinger Year, based on Joanna Rakoff’s memoir, fails to rise above its subject matter
My Salinger Year is a tastefully done tribute to Rakoff’s years at Salinger’s literary agency but at the lack of narrative tension or real friction, it feels flat like a bottle of champagne left out too long, hence lost its fizz.
The Catcher in the Rye author JD Salinger's unpublished work, spanning 50 years, to be published soon
JD Salinger published just four books in his lifetime: Nine Stories, The Catcher in the Rye, Franny and Zooey and a volume with the two novellas Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour: An Introduction. The last work to come out in his lifetime was the story Hapworth 16, 1924, which appeared in The New Yorker in 1965.
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