Please indulge my emotional posting today. One of my favourite authors, JD Salinger, died yesterday at his home in New Hampshire. Salinger first made his fame via the stories published in the New Yorker’s magazine. He published his critically acclaimed nover, The Catcher in the Rye, in 1951.
Am shutting the door to my office in to reread The Catcher again today. I don’t give a flying fish of what’s going on in the world today. The protagonist in this novel, Holden Caulfield, makes rebellion and profanity seem natural. A true genius this Salinger chap was.
A dear friend, Lady Chatterton, wrote on her Twitter page that the book makes her falls in love with carousels. A long lost friend, Shafriman, once said the book makes he feels suicidal.
Reclusive and private, Salinger hated fame and attention. This is one book you must have on your shelf.
An obituary, here.