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1. What city does the "Zooey" section take place in?

2. How does Zooey Glass make a living?

3. What is the name of the oldest Glass sibling?

4. What do Franny Glass and Lane Coutell drink at Sickler's?

5. Why does Franny say she cannot remember Lane's friend?

6. Seymour wrote his diary on:

7. What does Bessie Glass usually wear around the apartment?

8. In what genre of theater did Bessie and Les Glass perform?

9. What kind of animal is Franny holding for most of "Zooey?"

10. What adjective does Bessie use in regard to the title of Zooey's script?

11. What is the object that Lane thinks is involved in Franny's breakdown?

12. Who does Zooey say made Franny and himself "freaks"?

13. What does Buddy not have at his house that Bessie wishes he did?

14. In Franny's dream, what are the girls from college trying to do to her?

15. What does Lane keep talking about at lunch with Franny?

16. Who does Zooey pretend to be on the phone with Franny?

17. What happens to Franny at the end of "Franny"?

18. Buddy writes a letter to Zooey on the three- year anniversary of what event?

19. What food does Franny's mother keep offering her?

20. What does Zooey say about this food?

21. Where does Zooey spend the first part of "Zooey"?

22. What do Seymour and Buddy have written on their door?

23. Which of part of Zooey's body does Bessie compliment?

24. Who did Seymour once tell Zooey to shine his shoes for?

25. Who of the following people is not a Glass sibling?

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huge JD Salinger fan

by johnclarke795, December 17, 2016

I am a huge JD Salinger fan, and I'm one of those people who's read "Catcher in the Rye" like 200 times, several times a year since I was about twelve. I buy into every cliche said about it: it changed my life, it made me want to write, it validated my own teen angst, Salinger captures teen-speak amazingly well, Holden Caulfield is vulnerable and wise, a kid-hero, etc.

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Franny and Zooey Examined

by RenAlex, June 21, 2017

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Review: J.D. Salinger’s Franny and Zooey

I struggled with clenched teeth to digest this dry, stiff, overly pedantic, wordy nonsense. To me, great literature is written in a clear, concise, simple fashion. This work is "frittered away by detail[s]" (Thoreau). Salinger pompously tries to express to his readers (through Franny, at least,) the absurdity of being uppity. If he is attempting to prove her point through his writing style, he should have offered his readers a butter knife rather than a machete to h... Read more