[bookshare-discuss] Re: Replacement submitted

  • From: "Cheryl Fogle" <cfogle@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <bookshare-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2005 07:51:01 -0600

Dwayne, did you get the esther friesner Chicks and Chain mail from 
bookshare?  That scan is missing letters and words at the left margin making 
it hard to read.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Duane Iverson" <diverson@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: <bookshare-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, April 13, 2005 8:13 PM
Subject: [bookshare-discuss] Re: Replacement submitted

> You read that book?
> In One of Esther Friesner's Chicks in Chain Male series, Harry
> Turtledove writes a hilarious sendup of Catcher in the Rye.
> That story almost got me to forgive J.D. for writing the book so
> I had to read it in the first place.
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Shelley L. Rhodes" <juddysbuddy@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Cc: <bookshare-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Tuesday, April 12, 2005 10:38 PM
> Subject: [bookshare-discuss] Replacement submitted
>> Replacement for
>> The Catcher in the Rye
>> by J.D. Salinger
>> This is a revamped replacement copy for the one in the
> collection.
>> The validator should note, that there is a new long synopsis,
> but the old
>> short one works, and that this book SHOULD not be marked adult
> as it is used
>> in many high school literature courses, and since high
> schoolers can't see
>> adult marked books, well you see my logic.
>> From the Book Jacket:
>> Anyone who has read J. D. Salinger's New Yorker stories -
> particularly A
>> Perfect Day for Bananafish, Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut, The
> Laughing Man,
>> and For Esme - With Love and Squalor, will not be surprised by
> the fact that
>> his first novel is full of children.
>> The hero-narrator of THE CATCHER IN THE RYE is an ancient
> child of sixteen,
>> a native New Yorker named Holden Caulfield. Through
> circumstances that tend
>> to preclude adult, secondhand description, he leaves his prep
> school in
>> Pennsylvania and goes underground in New York City for three
> days.
>> The boy himself is at once too simple and too complex for us
> to make any
>> final comment about him or his story. Perhaps the safest thing
> we can say
>> about Holden is that he was born in the world not just
> strongly attracted to
>> beauty but, almost, hopelessly impaled on it.
>> There are many voices in this novel: children's voices, adult
> voices,
>> underground voices-but Holden's voice is the
>> most eloquent of all. Transcending his own vernacular, yet
> remaining
>> marvelously faithful to it, he issues a perfectly articulated
> cry of mixed
>> pain and pleasure. However, like most lovers and clowns and
> poets of the
>> higher orders, he keeps most of the pain to, and for, himself.
> The pleasure
>> he gives away, or sets aside, with all his heart. It is there
> for the reader
>> who can handle it to keep.
>> J. D. Salinger was born in New York City in 1919 and attended
> Manhattan
>> public schools, a military academy in Pennsylvania and three
> colleges (no
>> degrees). "A happy tourist's year in Europe," he writes, "when
> I was
>> eighteen and nineteen. In the Army from '42 to '46, most of
> the time with
>> the Fourth Division.
>> "I've been writing since I was fifteen or so. My short stones
> have appeared
>> in a number of magazines over me last ten years, mostly - and
> most happily -
>> in The New Yorker. I worked on THE CATCHER IN THE RYE, on and
> off, for ten
>> years."
>> Shelley L. Rhodes and Judson, guiding golden
>> juddysbuddy@xxxxxxxxxxxx
>> Guide Dogs For the Blind Inc.
>> Graduate Advisory Council
>> www.guidedogs.com
>> The vision must be followed by the venture. It is not enough
> to
>> stare up the steps - we must step up the stairs.
>>       -- Vance Havner

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