J.D. Salinger has died


 J.D. Salinger, author of Catcher in the Rye and Franny and Zoey, has died at his home in New Hampshire of natural causes at the age of 91.

Just last year he defended his book, Catcher in the Rye, from a fanfic spinoff by a Swedish author, called 60 Years.

A great talent. Rest in peace, sir.

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2 thoughts on “J.D. Salinger has died

  1. While I’m not personally a fan of “Catcher”, I do really admire what he accomplished with it. To think that over fifty years later, it’s still “the” book for so many teens. That’s pretty remarkable.

    RIP.

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  2. I’m pretty sure I hated it when I first read it, and while it’s not a book I would revisit it was an extraordinary accomplishment for 1957. I mostly remember Holden talking sarcastically about the prostitute, “Ol’ Sunny.”

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