"J.D. Salinger's writing is original, first rate, serious and beautiful. Here are nine of his stories, and one further reason that they are so interesting, and so powerful seen all together, is that they are paradoxes. From the outside, they are often very funny; inside, they are about heartbreak, and convey it; they can do this because they are pure."Salinger, J. D. is the author of 'Nine Stories', published 1991 under ISBN 9780316769501 and ISBN 0316769509.