Friday 29 January 2010

J. D. SALINGER 1919 - 2010

Sad news.
The Manhatten born writer, J.D.Salinger died last Wednesday.
Although he wrote many short stories and novellas between 1940 and 1961 he is better known for 'The Catcher In The Rye'.
Published in 1951 'The Catcher In The Rye' was, and still is, one of the most influential books of it's time. Holden Caulfield first appeared in a 1941 short story called 'Slight Rebellion Off Madison' which became the basis of the novel. It was the creation of this anti-hero who despised the 'phonies' of the adult world that turned both author and character into icons of teenage rebellion.
A huge talent.

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