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 Post subject: J. D. Salinger RIP
PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 7:59 pm 
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He died yesterday, aged 91:-

http://chuckpalahniuk.net/news/rip-jd-salinger

I've only read "The Catcher in the Rye", and that was an awfully long while ago, though I seem to recall liking it.

Sad news.

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It'll be interesting to see what happens now. Has he been writing non-stop for the past thirty-plus years? Will it be published? Will it be any good?

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The New Yorker have put 12 of his short stories online for free

http://ow.ly/11vce


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He was a very good writer IMO. "Catcher in the Rye" is seminal, but his short stories (collected in "For Esme with Love and Squalour" are great too, and I also enjoyed "Franny and Zooey" and the novellas "Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters" and "Seymour: An Introduction".

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Catcher in the Rye has been sitting on my TBR for a while now. Dunno when I'll get round to reading it.

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I'm wondering how many Salinger pieces will come out now, beginning with "If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you'll want to know is where he was born, and what his childhood was like..." etc.

Darn fine book, though.


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