January 28, 2010

R.I.P. JD. Salinger

Sad news today about one of the most interesting and popular authors of all time. From The New York Times Blog:

J.D. Salinger, the elusive and enigmatic author of “The Catcher in the Rye,” has died, The Associated Press reported. He was 91 and lived in Cornish, N.H.

The A.P. cited a statement from Mr. Salinger’s literary representative, saying that he died of natural causes at his home.

Published in 1951, “The Catcher in the Rye” became Mr. Salinger’s most famous work with its distinctive depiction of its angry, iconoclastic teenage protagonist, Holden Caulfield. Mr. Salinger frequently dealt with the subject of precocious youth in his short stories of the Glass family, as well as “Franny and Zooey,” a collection of two long short stories. He had not published a new work since 1965, and lived in near-total isolation, having refused the attention of the literary world and the news media for decades.

-Rest in peace...


  1. Not that this is at all unique, but I loved The Catcher in the Rye...

  2. Same here. And as much as I love movies, I'm glad this is one book Hollywood has been unable to touch...I hope it stays that way.