Phoneys and the dash man: the hypnotic voice of J. D. Salinger


Goodall, Jane. 2010. "Phoneys and the dash man: the hypnotic voice of J. D. Salinger." Australian Book Review.
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Phoneys and the dash man: the hypnotic voice of J. D. Salinger

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AuthorGoodall, Jane
Journal TitleAustralian Book Review
Number of Pages3
Place of PublicationMelbourne, Australia
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Salinger called himself 'a dash man', quintessentially a short story writer, but I'm not so sure about that. The Catcher in the Rye is an overblown short story, but the Glass family saga is something else. The dash is a breathless narrative momentum that keeps finding sources of

KeywordsAmerican fiction; 20th century fiction; Catcher in the Rye; adolescence; J. D. Salinger
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020470523. North American literature
470530. Stylistics and textual analysis
529999. Other psychology not elsewhere classified
Byline AffiliationsFaculty of Arts
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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