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J.D. Salinger, 1919 - 2010
January 29, 2010 |
GK was quoted in the January 29th edition of USA TODAY about J.D. Salinger's legacy. Only one quote the first one here made it to the final version, but we saved them all. Feel free to post your own thoughts, about Mr. Salinger, his books, phonies, or any of his characters, in the comments below.
"[Salinger was] the great author of my teenage years. He was one of those authors you felt intimately friends with and wished you could call him up on the phone and talk, which is why, I suppose, he spent all those years in New Hampshire not taking phone calls. There must have been millions of young people who wanted to talk to him."
"If you wanted to be cool you talked to the cool kids who told you to read Catcher in the Rye. Teachers didn't. The cool kids did. It was a grassroots literary movement."
"You wanted to be friends with Holden Caulfield You wanted to rescue him and take him home."