Franny And Zooey by J.D. Salinger

I admire how well Salinger captured colloquial speech on the page, although it’s more the colloquial speech of television (or radio, as Salinger calls it) than of real life. I didn’t enjoy the parts where it seems like a manifesto (presumably the author’s) is being spouted by characters in the story – isn’t that propaganda instead of literature?

I think Franny is pregnant.



Franny and Zooey is J.D. Salinger’s third book, the two parts of which were originally published as a short story and a novella in The New Yorker in 1961. Franny and Zooey, a sister and brother both in their 20s, are the two youngest members of the Glass family, which was a frequent focus of Salinger’s writings. The action of both parts takes place over a long weekend in November 1955.