Thursday, January 28, 2010

In Memoriam: JD Salinger (1919-2010)

The AP is reporting (here) that J.D. Salinger has died. The famous and reclusive author of The Catcher in the Rye (1951), Franny and Zooey (1961) and numerous other novels and short stories turned his back on fame and fortune, not publishing a single word after 1965.

It is a very sad day for Salinger fans throughout the world, and the only consolation is that, perhaps, in the near future many works he has presumably been writing since the mid-1960s will be published posthumously.

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