Friday, January 29, 2010

Farewell J.D. Salinger (1919-2010)

Acclaimed, Reclusive, Revered...
"I keep picturing all these little kids playing some game in this big field of rye and all... What I have to do, I have to catch everybody if they start to go over the cliff - I mean if they're running and they don't look where they're going I have to come out from somewhere and catch them... I know it's crazy, but that's the only thing I'd really like to be.." -- Holden Caulfied

Influential writer and infamous recluse J.D. Salinger died on Wednesday, January 27, at the age of 91. He is perhaps best known for his novel Catcher in the Rye, which introduced generations to one of American literature's most famous phony-hating teenagers, Holden Caulfield.

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