The Young Folks

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"The Young Folks" was J. D. Salinger's first published story, published in Whit Burnett's Story magazine in the March–April 1940.[1] Burnett was the teacher of short story writing at Columbia University, where Salinger took his course. Salinger himself was 21 at the time of its publication.

Summary[edit]

The story satirizes the selfish concerns of a pair of young adults at a party and the festering shallowness of their lives.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alexander, Paul (1999). Salinger: A Biography. Los Angeles: Renaissance. pp. 55, 63–65. ISBN 1-58063-080-4.