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Идеален ден за лов на рибка Бананка
Мече Буболече
В навечерието на войната с ескимосите
Човека, който се смее
Долу, при платноходката
На Есме - с обич и омерзение
Устата ми хубава, очите ми зелени
Синият период на Де Домие-Смит
Hardcover, 158 pages
Published 1995 by Анубис (first published 1948)
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Oct 08, 2009 brian rated it it was amazing  ·  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.

Feb 26, 2009 David rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Paul Bryant
Dec 30, 2010 Paul Bryant rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: short-stories
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 it was amazing  ·  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
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
Mar 12, 2011 Mariel rated it it was amazing  ·  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
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
A slightly mixed bag of stories with some gems among them, notably A Perfect Day for Bananafish and, especially, Teddy. All the stories, even when I didn’t love them, had small moments of either brilliance or craziness. And Salinger was a master of the quirky, zany dialogue full of 50s slang, non sequiturs and sarcastic repartees. There were laugh-out-loud moments, there were bizarre moments where I had no idea what he was on about, there was hyperbole galore, and there was much of the 1940s swa ...more
Nov 15, 2014 Ginny_1807 rated it it was amazing  ·  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

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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
Chiara Pagliochini
«Poi accadde una cosa assolutamente orrenda. Mi trovai come trascinato a pensare che qualunque cosa facessi per diventare un uomo capace di amministrare la sua vita con distacco, con buon senso o con eleganza, sarei sempre stato tutt’al più un visitatore in un giardino di orinali e pappagalli smaltati, con una cieca divinità di legno ritta in un angolo, vestita d’un cinto armato».

Sono felice, persino orgogliosa di aver salutato il 2015 e inaugurato il 2016 in compagnia di un tipetto come Salinge
I took 4 days to read this thin book, not because I didn't get enough time, but because all the nine stories had such an engrossing impact on me. Every time I finished reading a story, I'd HAVE to set the book aside and think about what just happened there. Every time it was like a big blow inside my head that'd block all other thoughts for some time, all but one.
I usually don't prefer short stories because I enjoy my reading mostly when I get a feeling that I know each and every character in an
May 25, 2015 Teresa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Nove Histórias...
Nove obras de arte...
Nem sempre de fácil entendimento, obrigando a pensar e a reler e a pensar...
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
Noran Miss Pumkin
Mar 15, 2008 Noran Miss Pumkin rated it it was amazing  ·  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
Jun 06, 2016 Roberto rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Come scrivere racconti e renderli memorabili

Questa raccolta di racconti mi ha consentito di riflettere, dopo tanto tempo (son tardo, lo so...), sulla grande differenza che c'è tra il racconto e il romanzo.

Il racconto, a differenza del romanzo, deve accalappiare immediatamente il lettore, non ha tempo per lunghi preamboli. E' una fotografia di un momento, di una situazione e deve quindi essere sintetico, deve dire tutto in poche parole. Questa estrema sintesi impedisce l'uso di ripetizioni; ogni
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
Andrew Smith
Jan 23, 2015 Andrew Smith rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Feb 10, 2010 Ken rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
Apr 10, 2016 Jenna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Stefania T.
Dec 29, 2014 Stefania T. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favourite

A battere le mani, sappiamo il suono delle due mani insieme.
Ma qual è il suono di una mano sola?

Molte delle recensioni su Salinger, lo avrete notato, iniziano sempre mettendo le mani avanti.
Premetto che non sono in grado di.
Non riuscirò mai a spiegare quanto.
Mi è difficile parlare di come.
E' come se, sparsi per il mondo e diversi per nazionalità cultura idee sesso età, non ci fossero i lettori di Salinger, ma i suoi adepti.
Siamo un'associazione. Una religione. Una setta, sì.
Ma nemmeno possiamo c
Jul 12, 2009 Matt rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Pooya Kiani
Jan 18, 2016 Pooya Kiani rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: short-stories
بسیار عالی. ترجمه خوب بود، ولی نه فوقالعاده.
حتما بخوانید.
اگر کسی فکر میکنه «این» سلینجر و نوبسندههای کارگاهرفتهی امروز آمریکا (و ایران) توی یک دسته میگنجن باید یک بار دیگه با دقت مضاعف هر دو گروه رو مطالعه کنه.
Greta tra le righe
Mi è bastato leggere il primo racconto, “Un giorno perfetto per i pescibanana”, per abbattere ogni barriera. La barriera della razionalità, gli argini costruiti dall'esperienza, le consuetudini del cercare determinate cose e fare attenzione ad altre, durante una lettura.
Potrei quindi dire tantissime cose su questi racconti: potrei parlare della maestria di Salinger nel tratteggiare storie brevi, che nascono da frammenti di frasi e gesti precisi, si costruiscono quasi da sole e improvvisamente si
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
May 23, 2015 Susan rated it liked it  ·  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
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!
Jun 12, 2016 Arwen56 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Descrizioni magistrali e folgoranti. Una semplice nonché minimalista manciata di sostantivi e aggettivi che, tuttavia, rende in modo pressoché perfetto ciascuna atmosfera e ogni singolo evento.

In particolare, mi ha incantata e affascinata Per Esmé: con amore e squallore, che, in poche pagine, riesce a raggiungere l’intensità e la compiutezza espressiva di un romanzo. Davvero notevole.
خوبی داستان های سلینجر این است که بی ادعا و خاکی هستند و بخاطر همین شما توقعاتتان از داستان هایش در حد و اندازه سبک خودش است. من همچنان بهترین اثر سلینجر را همان ناطور دشت می دانم، بنظرم تمام مهارت های سلینجر را می توان در همان رمان دید و لذت برد اما درمورد داستان های کوتاه باید بگویم برخی از روایت ها آنطور که باید مرا جذب نکرد. برخی دیگر شاید خیلی بیشتر از آنکه فکر می کردم مرا تحت تاثیر قرار داد.بهترین داستان بنظرم همان داستان دلتنگی های نقاش خیابان چهل و هشتم بود، مخصوصا زمانی که شخصیت اصلی رو ...more
Jan 27, 2010 Oriana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2010
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
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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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