David Shields

Salinger

Spirituality in Salinger’s Writing

With references to works such as Franny and Zooey, Uncle Wiggily Goes to Connecticut, and Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters,  J.D. Salinger’s spirituality and struggle to accept living in an imperfect world are are addressed in this film outtake from Salinger. Commentary on wisdom, balance, Zen, Buddhism and meditation in Salinger’s writing comes from writer […]

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The Impact of World War II on Salinger’s Writing

In this film outtake from Salinger, writer David Shields discusses the relationship between Salinger’s writing and his grisly experience of World War II, where he faced both the D-Day landing and the atrocities at a subcamp of the concentration camp Dachau. Watch Film Outtake of Salinger David Shields sees World War II as a “covert […]

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Shane Salerno, Filmmaker Interview

Filmmaker Shane Salerno dedicated ten years of his life to answering three questions about the elusive, yet famous writer, J.D. Salinger. In this interview with the writer and director of Salinger, find out what inspired Salerno, and what it took to find the answers. The director’s cut of Salinger, with 15 minutes of new material, […]

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Book Introduction to Salinger

Introduction from Salinger. Simon & Schuster. 2013. 720 pages. By David Shields and Shane Salerno J. D. Salinger spent ten years writing The Catcher in the Rye and the rest of his life regretting it. Before the book was published, he was a World War II veteran with Post-traumatic Stress Disorder; after the war, he […]