The author writes: FRANNY came out in The New Yorker in 1955, and was swiftly followed, in 1957 by ZOOEY. Both stories are early, critical entries in a narrative series I'm doing about a family of settlers in twentieth-century New York, the Glasses. It is a long-term project, patently an ambiguous one, and there is a real-enough danger, I suppose that sooner or later I'll bog down, perhaps disappear entirely, in my own methods, locutions, and mannerisms. On the whole, though, I'm very hopeful. I love working on these Glass stories, I've been waiting for them most of my life, and I think I have fairly decent, monomaniacal plans to finish them with due care and all-available skill.
Jerome D. Salinger wurde 1919 in New York geboren. Seit 1941 veröffentlichte er diverse Kurzgeschichten, 1951 folgten der weltbekannte "Fänger im Roggen" und bis 1963 drei weitere Romane. 2010 verstarb Jerome D. Salinger.