SALINGER, JEROME DAVID. 1919-2010.  4 Autograph Letters, 2 of which Signed ("Jerry") and 6 Typed Letters, 2 of which Initialed ("J"), 25 pp, 4to and 8vo, various places including Cornish, New Hampshire, Windsor, Vermont, and Vienna, Austria, July 1978-February 1982,
Lot 144
SALINGER, JEROME DAVID. 1919-2010.
4 Autograph Letters, 2 of which Signed ("Jerry") and 6 Typed Letters, 2 of which Initialed ("J"), 25 pp, 4to and 8vo, various places including Cornish, New Hampshire, Windsor, Vermont, and Vienna, Austria, July 1978-February 1982,
US$ 30,000 - 50,000
£23,000 - 39,000

Voices of the 20th Century

7 Dec 2016, 13:00 EST

New York

Lot Details
SALINGER, JEROME DAVID. 1919-2010.
4 Autograph Letters, 2 of which Signed ("Jerry") and 6 Typed Letters, 2 of which Initialed ("J"), 25 pp, 4to and 8vo, various places including Cornish, New Hampshire, Windsor, Vermont, and Vienna, Austria, July 1978-February 1982, many with original transmittal envelopes.

In these warm letters to a young woman Salinger befriended in the late 1970s and with whom he corresponded for several years, the highly private author writes unguardedly in his full "voice." His tone is often introspective, self-critical, or sardonically funny, injected with wordplay and puns; Salinger often signs with silly aliases. He discusses how a writer's only job is to write well, with no obligation to divulge details of his/her private life, and of how very few writers warn young writers about that fact. He writes enthusiastically about writing, films, novels, and music he loves, and he expounds on Eastern religion and philosophy, homeopathic medicine, his son, Matthew, and other subjects. A rare glimpse into the daily life and working habits of this extremely private writer.
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