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J. D. Salinger 1919-2010

Famous and famously reclusive author J.D. Salinger has died, his son said in a statement through his literary representative. He was 91.

Between 1951 and 1963, Salinger published just four books -- "The Catcher in the Rye," "Nine Stories," "Franny and Zooey" and "Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour: An Introduction." Although tremendously popular, Salinger withdrew from public life, refusing interviews for many decades. Although he was understood to have continued to write in his isolation, those manuscripts have remained private.

The last public encounter with Salinger was when Joyce Maynard, a Yale freshman, wrote a piece for the New York Times and Salinger wrote her a letter warning of the dangers of publicity. Maynard, 19, had a yearlong relationship with the author, then in his early 50s, and later wrote about it in her 1999 memoir, "At Home in the World."

Despite his seclusion, Salinger's work remained popular. For decades, "The Catcher in the Rye" was required reading for students in junior high and high school. The lively, contradictory voice of the novel's protagonist, Holden Caufield, was thought to be something adolescent readers could connect to. "It was so putrid," Holden says of a movie, "I couldn't take my eyes off it." No wonder that generations did.

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old January 28th, 2010, 19:21
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for some reason I expected this to happen or at least was thinking about it recently

apparently he has written loads of novels, stories and memoirs during his reclusion and probably many of them will be published. He had a problem with publishing things during his lifetime but as I understood he still wrote with the idea of one day these things getting published after he's gone.

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think I will pick up nine stories.

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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old January 29th, 2010, 13:01
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“You take somebody that cries their goddam eyes out over phoney stuff in the movies, and nine times out of ten they're mean bastards at heart.”

- J. D. Salinger

Ma question préférée: qu'est-ce j'vais faire de tout cet oseille?
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So Forrester was never found.

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One of my favorite authors. I just reread The Catcher in the Rye last december..


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