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nicola
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http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=114186193&ps=cprs

The famously reclusive author J.D. Salinger has died at his New Hampshire home, his literary representative said in a statement. He was 91 years old.

Jerome David Salinger retreated to a New Hampshire farmhouse in 1953, a few years after he published the high-school classic The Catcher in the Rye. And there he stayed, for the next 50-plus years, scowling at photographers who dared snap his picture.

'I Refuse to Publish'

Salinger's published works include Nine Stories, a short-story collection, and Franny and Zooey, a novella about one of his favorite fictive subjects, the sensitive Glass family. His last published work was a short story that took up almost the whole New Yorker magazine in 1965 — though rumors have Salinger stashing reams of unpublished fiction in a vault.

Salinger rarely explained himself, though the interview requests never ceased. In 1980, reporter Betty Eppes sent her picture along with her request. She was granted one of the only interviews the author ever gave.
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I know, another great mind bites the dust...woke up and heard the news...(bummed out)
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Posted: Thursday, January 28, 2010 4:39:07 PM

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nicola wrote:


Salinger rarely explained himself, though the interview requests never ceased. In 1980, reporter Betty Eppes sent her picture along with her request. She was granted one of the only interviews the author ever gave.


Because she was a high schooler. He loved teenagers, thought they were full of innocence that was being eroded and all that.

Right there. Oh yeah baby. Right there.
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nicola wrote:
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=114186193&ps=cprs

The famously reclusive author J.D. Salinger has died at his New Hampshire home, his literary representative said in a statement. He was 91 years old.

Jerome David Salinger retreated to a New Hampshire farmhouse in 1953, a few years after he published the high-school classic The Catcher in the Rye. And there he stayed, for the next 50-plus years, scowling at photographers who dared snap his picture.

'I Refuse to Publish'

Salinger's published works include Nine Stories, a short-story collection, and Franny and Zooey, a novella about one of his favorite fictive subjects, the sensitive Glass family. His last published work was a short story that took up almost the whole New Yorker magazine in 1965 — though rumors have Salinger stashing reams of unpublished fiction in a vault.

Salinger rarely explained himself, though the interview requests never ceased. In 1980, reporter Betty Eppes sent her picture along with her request. She was granted one of the only interviews the author ever gave.


If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you'll probably want to know is where I was born, and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don't feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth.

The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger


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Posted: Thursday, January 28, 2010 8:19:37 PM

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Rest In Peace





First time I read this gentleman's book. I was in the 10th grade. Checked it out of the library, cause I thought it was about baseball. A teacher that I respected saw that I had a copy and asked, "You reading that in English Class." I responded, Hell No! Saw the word catcher in the title so thinking it's a baseball book. Well the teacher explained to me that it wasn't a baseball book. But he convinced me to read it and well as the saying goes, read the book without putting it down.

So to J.D. I salute you with a JD & Coke...RIP you well deserve it.
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Posted: Friday, January 29, 2010 2:19:14 AM

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3601 A toast to JD Salinger!
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Posted: Friday, January 29, 2010 5:18:14 AM

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3601 A toast to JD Salinger!

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Posted: Friday, January 29, 2010 7:22:22 AM

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What was so special about The Catcher in the Rye? Seriously, I remember reading it and thinking Holden Caufield was a whiny little bitch.

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Posted: Friday, January 29, 2010 8:00:37 AM

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Don't forget his other books which are of equal quality as "Catcher in the rye".
Awesome writer.
RIP.

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Posted: Friday, January 29, 2010 8:36:27 AM

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A great loss to the literary world I loved his books I read them all in high school...May he rest in peace!



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Posted: Friday, January 29, 2010 3:27:52 PM

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thepainter wrote:
Don't forget his other books which are of equal quality as "Catcher in the rye".
Awesome writer.
RIP.


Right on, Painter...I enjoyed Nine Stories every big as much. It wasn't as 'charged' of a work, but it made me think just as much...which is a measure of any great book or author.
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Posted: Friday, January 29, 2010 5:12:38 PM

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Geeze, I guess I missed the bus.

Never read any of his stuff.

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Posted: Friday, February 5, 2010 5:12:46 PM

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R.I.P but no toast to any of his literary works from me - I guess I just never really got Catcher the way some of you guys did.
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