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4.19 of 5 stars 4.19  ·  rating details  ·  104,514 ratings  ·  2,884 reviews
Se le avventure di Holden hanno avuto per l'America un valore emblematico, è in questi racconti che lo humour, la spietatezza, le grazia e la tragica amarezza di Salinger trovano la loro perfetta espressione. Il loro punto di partenza è il "parlato" più colloquiale e modulato sulle effimere cadenze della moda. Per Salinger solo i bambini e chi ha vissuto l'orrore della gue ...more
Paperback, 237 pages
Published 2004 by Einaudi (first published 1948)
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Oct 08, 2009 brian rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to brian by: david
i know of three people who are totally obsessed with j.d. salinger:

john hinckley
mark david chapman
goodreads david

i know of four reasons why i (must) love this book:

1) because i don't want to see a list that looks like this:

ronald reagan
john lennon
goodreads brian

2) because in the early 80s salinger was a huge fan of the sitcom mr. merlin which was based on the premise -- wait for it… wait for it... -- that merlin (yeah, that merlin) is alive and well in san francisco and working as a mechanic.

If I can get serious for a moment, and cast aside the brittle, smartassed, persona that the social networking aspect of goodreads tends to bring out, I'd like to try to express what it is that drives me in this life. It is the following belief, instilled primarily by my mother, an exceptionally smart woman who never suffered fools gladly, but had the mitigating grace to be one of the warmest, most generous women you could ever hope to meet, as well as having one of the greatest voices you can im ...more
Steve Sckenda
I never realized that there are so many graceful ways to describe the way a person dangles a cigarette, flicks an ash, tosses back a cocktail, or lobs an insult like a grenade. Salinger reveals the story indirectly through dialogue. In my opinion, “the rule” that good writers show not tell is mere cant-–but I recognize Salinger’s talent for "showing" is of the highest order. I also appreciate his originality because I had no idea where any of these stories was going until the last couple of para ...more
Paul Bryant
If kidnappers had snatched up J D Salinger some time in the early 1970s, driven like madmen through the night and the next day too and imprisoned him in a small but pleasant room somewhere near Boise, furnished him with with all mod cons, and told him he wasn't going anyplace soon until he'd finished at the very least another nine stories, and at best three or four complete novels; and if the kidnappers - due to an endearing cocktail of naivete and compassion (because you know they were just lit ...more
Mar 06, 2007 Rolls rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of rainy days, Belle and Sebastian and Wes Anderson
Salinger's "Nine Stories" should be renamed "How to Write Short Stories." While many hold up "Catcher in the Rye" as the zenith of his achievements for me it will always be this wistful and brave little book. I re-read it two or three times or year. I love it that much.

To be honest out of the nine stories collected here I would say that only a third are Salinger's best. "Perfect Day for Banafish," "For Esme - With Love and Squalor," and "The Laughing Man" are to me the peaks of short fiction. E
Mar 12, 2011 Mariel rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Rocky Dennis in Heaven
Recommended to Mariel by: the girl from back then
It has been a long time since I read Nine Stories. For once I don't care about getting older. This wasn't about that. So I started rereading Nine Stories in my car on my work lunch breaks. Getting through the day necessities stuff. I really needed an old friend. I was at a loss in a bad depths of despair kinda way that I cannot put in a meaningful way that will mean shit to anyone else. I remembered Nine Stories was good to me. I'm in no mood for anything more than that. Friends.

This probably wo
I was sitting at my cube farm today, moving numbers from one spreadsheet to another, cursing the internet tracking that keeps me from daytime Goodreading and daydreaming of pixies and unicorns when I received an email from my wife that utterly rocked my world. ":( Salinger's dead," read the short missive, and with that my world grew a little more gray. Normally news of celebrity death does little but placate my immense Schadenfreude, but Salinger's death is a serious blow to me and I feel compel ...more
Nov 15, 2014 Ginny_1807 rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Ginny_1807 by: Marco Tamborrino
Quando ho iniziato questo libro, attratta dalle numerose recensioni entusiastiche, le mie aspettative erano piuttosto elevate, ma mai mi sarei aspettata una simile incantevole suggestiva prodigiosa opera d'arte.
I nove racconti sono, nessuno escluso, tra i più belli e stilisticamente perfetti che abbia mai letto, e ciò anche per merito della eccellente traduzione di Carlo Fruttero, che ne sottolinea la ricchezza linguistica esaltandone la pregevole fattura.
Si intuisce, a monte di questa prosa e
Jeanette  "Astute Crabbist"
This is one of "those" books. The ones where I turn the final page and sigh and wonder how I can convince other people that it's worth reading. Consider this: There are 30,520 ratings for this book here on Good Reads. The average of all those ratings is 4.18. Nothing I could say would be more convincing than that. Read it and marvel.

My two favorite stories are For Esme--With Love and Squalor, and Down at the Dinghy. I think I liked these best because I love the way Salinger writes about childre

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Most of these stories make a statement (or two, or more) about how our past, and our interactions with each other, affect our lives. I had this feel that in some way, the stories represented our disconnections from one another, from reality, and from full knowledge; the slippery grasp we have of our perceptions, and our tendency to judge too quickly.

Salinger often gets this across through arresting dialogue among individuals, typically with at least one of the individuals in some way being "di
Nove Histórias...
Nove obras de arte...
Nem sempre de fácil entendimento, obrigando a pensar e a reler e a pensar...
Andrew Smith
To me, short stories always feel like sampling the chef’s taster menu – afterward I never feel fully sated and just wish I could have had more of the courses I liked the most. It’s set of appetisers without the satisfaction of a full meal. That said there was a lot here to admire and enjoy.

Even a minimal amount of research on Salinger throws up the fact that as a GI in World War 2 he was traumatised by the Battle of the Bulge and Nazi concentration camps. So, it’s not surprising to see this refl
Noran Miss Pumkin
Mar 15, 2008 Noran Miss Pumkin rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: one and all
Recommended to Noran by: JEF
simply my best friend during a 21 day 1,800 mile solo road trip along the Oregon coast--14 years ago, after my mother's passage. i was 33 and this was the first time i had gonw anywhere and done anything alone like this ever. this book dined with me for lunch and dinner--charming and a delight.
others were jealous of us, and the fun we had. i read slow,just like sipping a fine wine--to make it last as long as possible.

yes i had other with me, and i sent boxes of purchases back as well, this one h
These nine stories are, one and all, variations on a single theme: the idealization/fetishization of childhood innocence. Put another way: all nine of these stories touch upon Salinger's pet topic --- the tragic demise of emotionally fragile man-children who are unable to come to grips with such stresses as modern warfare and the depersonalization of 20th-century urban living.

This recurring theme is handled with tenderness, humor, and, often, undeniable genius. Salinger's amazingly lifelike port
Creative writing teachers the world over who deserve the title should have a portrait of Salinger hanging in their office above the words of that shop-worn classroom mantra "Show, don't tell." In this book Salinger does an incredible job of telling stories between the lines of the physical words on the page.

A truly monumental event occurred in the tadpole household as I was reading this book. That event was that my wife also picked it up and started reading behind me. Usually, I think that if s
Parastoo Ashtian
شاعرها هميشه وضعيت هوا را شخصي مي كنند. هميشه احساساتشان را درگير مسئله اي مي كنند كه به هيچ وجه احساسي نيست.

از متن كتاب
Alright, well. That was umm... I don't know what that was.

I needed to read a non-Goodreads friend recommended book for a challenge, and this is what I got saddled with. I've never read any Salinger, and honestly, this doesn't have me rushing out to change that fact.

Thankfully, it was short. I started it at the dentist today, thinking that short stories would be suited better to the name-called-then-sit-and-wait, rinse, repeat style of office visits. And it was, because I sure as hell didn't mi
May 23, 2015 Susan rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: علاقمندان ادبیات آمریکایی
به اون خوبی که فکرمیکردم نبود اما داستان "تقدیم به ازمه" اونقدر عالی بود که به خاطراون امتیاز سه دادم.
داستان دلتنگی های نقاش هم خوب و جالب بود.
باوجودی که داستان کوتاههایی که غافلگیری دارند رو دوست دارم،اما داستانای این مجموعه هم عجیب به دلم می نشست.یک طنز خاص سلینجری داشت که دوست داشتنی بود،حتی برای منی که خیلی دوست ندارم سلینجر رو.
طرح جلد،اسم کتاب و اسم داستانا هم عالی بودند.واقعا بیست می دهم بهشون.خلاقیتی که توی اسم گذاری داستانها به کار رفته خارق العاده است و ازاین اسم ها برای عنوان خاطراتم ا
I always felt Salinger was overrated. Nine Stories is a perfect example of this. This really is the birth of New Yorker upper-crust fiction and for that alone I would go back in time to stop Salinger from writing this book. It would lead to an endless train of stories about upper-crust kids finding ennui at summer camp or the dissolution of another seemingly happily marriage that underneath -- shock! horror! yes, you guessed it -- is really not all it's cracked up to be.

In these stories, Salinge
Marco Tamborrino
"Teddy lo guardò in faccia per la prima volta. - È un poeta, lei? - chiese.
- Un poeta? - disse Nicholson. - Dio del cielo, no. Purtroppo no. Perché me lo chiedi?
- Non so. I poeti prendono sempre il tempo come una faccenda personale, mi pare. Stanno sempre a ficcare le loro emozioni in cose che non hanno emozioni."

In questi nove racconti, lo scrittore de "Il giovane Holden" raggiunge vette letterarie impressionanti. A mio parere, tutte e 9 le storie rientrano a pieno titolo tra i migliori racco
What is there to say? Salinger is brilliant. His ear is impeccable. The way his characters talk!! Ah me, it's just perfect. And the children! Goodness, these are the people for whom the word precocious was invented. Earnestly, touchingly, achingly precocious. And I don't even like children!

But the real point, of course, is that everyone and everything is just so sad. These are some of the saddest characters in literature, maybe. Everyone drinks too much, smokes too much, talks too much, cries to
Това издание съдържа и „По-горе билото, майстори!“

По-горе билото, майстори! *****
Идеален ден за лов на рибка-бананка *****
Долу при платноходката *****
Човекът, който се смее ****
На Есме – с любов и омерзение *****
В навечерието на войната с ескимосите *****
Мече-буболече *****
Синият период на де Домие-Смит *****
Теди ****

Когато прочетох деветте разказа за първи път, те ме очароваха напълно, късият разказ стана веднага любимият ми жанр и започнах да го търся целенасочено в избора си на четива. Сега ч
Nick G
This was suggested by a contact as being one of the best short story collections in existence. It did not let me down.

I read Catcher In the Rye years ago, and havent given much thought to Salinger since. But after reading these stories, I intend to read his other two popular novels as well.

I won't say every short story in here is the best short story ever, but they nearly all reflect his uniquely great writing style. What this is, to me, is his ability to "show" instead of "tell". Often written
همیشه داستان کوتاهها رو میذارم برای وقتی که توی مستراحم. اساسا یکی از لحظات افتخارآمیز زندگی هر کسی میتونه این باشه که موقع بیرون اومدن از مستراح، اشک شوق توی چشماش جمع شه و لذت ببره از اینکه به جای زور زدن و سرخ و سیاه شدن، تونسته با آرامش یه داستان کوتاه رو تموم کنه. بعد این وسط گاهی نویسندهها، انگار که خبر داشته باشن که خواننده کجاست، رو دست میزنن به آدم و شروع میکنن به رقابت در کاری داری انجام میدی. یکی از همین نویسندهها جی. دی. سلینجر خودمون هست که یکی از مزخرفترین مجموعههای داستانیش رو کتا ...more
The first and last of JD Salinger's Nine Stories are the best - A Perfect Day for a Bananafish and Teddy. All the stories have something to offer, though. I like Salinger's writing because he doesn't offer a tidy beginning or end. It's like he's saying "Here's the tidbit I'm giving you, so work with it or don't." There's no blatant theme that strings the stories together. Salinger's characters are psychologically complex, and often outsiders. Their method of thinking (if it's a story where we ar ...more
Everyone has his or her own personal journey to follow. As a friend or relative, you can be there for them, offer advice and caution them when you see danger, but in the end, each person has to make a choice about how to live their lives. Only something inside of you will make a difference in you.

Just like Nemo and Marlin in Finding Nemo.

I finished J.D. Salinger’s Nine Stories last night. I find that I enjoy reading Salinger. Unlike my experience with Virginia Woolf, who writes beautiful and poi
Of course Salinger's skill sets the bar high, so I must clarify that my 3 star rating is based on level of enjoyment. As always, his sentences are the perfectly crafted envy of aspiring authors. The characters have depth and the plot draws you in. However, most of these 9 stories seem to stop rather than end. I love short stories, but I am not the type of reader who enjoys an open end. I'm left dissatisfied if the story doesn't come to a clearly defined, plausible conclusion. That doesn't happen ...more
2.5 stars.

I just don't think I'll ever be a J.D. Salinger fangirl, no matter how much I wish I could be.

I thought this was collection was okay. There were definitely stories in here that I preferred more than others. Just Before the War with the Eskimos was particularly memorable with characters that were truly individual, and both A Perfect Day for Bananafish and Pretty Mouth and Green My Eyes both had excellent dialogue that felt wholly convincing. Who am I kidding, Salinger is brilliant
Barry Pierce
Salinger is great isn't he? Ever since my initial reading and love affair with "Catcher" three summers ago I've been meaning to read more of his work. I liked this collection of nine stories. My favourites? A Perfect Day for Bananafish, Down at the Dinghy, For Esmé - With Love and Squalor, De Daumier-Smith's Blue Period, and, of course, Teddy. The others were good but just... forgettable. If you enjoyed Catcher then read this!
Селинджър е любимият ми писател и за мен е толкова над всички останали, че когато ме питат за любимия ми писател, се случва дори да не го спомена. И защо ми е - не понасям, когато някой ме погледне с недоумяващ поглед (дали защото не го е чел или въобще не го е чувал), а честно казано вече не ми е приятно и да говоря с хората за Семейство Глас, за умопомрачителната симетрия (и проникващия, неизчерпаем хаос) на деветте разказа, за съвършената книга, която е Спасителят в ръжта... въобще, както сам ...more
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Jerome David Salinger was an American author, best known for his 1951 novel The Catcher in the Rye, as well as his reclusive nature. His last original published work was in 1965; he gave his last interview in 1980. Raised in Manhattan, Salinger began writing short stories while in secondary school, and published several stories in the early 1940s before serving in World War II. In 1948 he publishe ...more
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