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January 29, 2010

RIP Jerry Salinger

Filed under: books — danylmc @ 7:30 am

The Guardian has an obit. Catcher in the Rye is one of those books you’re supposed to read as a teenager – like Dorian Gray – and didn’t get around to it until too late so it never meant much to me. I liked some of the Glass family stories though – Franny and Zooey and Raise High the Roof-Beam Carpenters are the best. Then came Hapworth and Seymour: An Introduction, when Salinger disappeared up his own asshole. So I’m not too excited about the rumours of a library of unpublished manuscripts.

It’ll be interesting to see what happens with his estate and life-long ban against adaptations. I’m also guessing we’ll get a flurry of gossipy memoirs and unpublished letters about Salinger’s complicated love life. Excellent.

1 Comment »

  1. Was lucky to be introduced to both Catcher in the Rye and Six Degrees of Separation by one of my high school English teachers – still both up there among my all-time favourites!

    Comment by Fatal Paradox — January 29, 2010 @ 9:10 am

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