Thursday, January 28, 2010

J.D. Salinger Dead At Age 91




Jerome David Salinger died at age 91. The famous author of the Catcher in The Rye died today in his home in Cornish NH. He was best known for his one book The Catcher in The Rye which has spent many years on the banned book list. Salinger died of natural causes. Salinger was known almost as much for his hermitic lifesty
le as his only full-length novel and its emblematic protagonist, Holden Caulfield. In 1953, he withdrew to a farm in rural Cornish, New Hampshire, and limited his contact with the literary world. He hadn’t published a story since 1965.

He is survived, by his children, and his third wife. And many stories he wrote but hadn't published yet.




2 shout outs:

VK said...

you know I avoided this book like the plague when I was in school , I may actually have to read it now..

Paula said...

yea I know what you mean it's up there with Peyton Place you avoid it but now curiosity is stricken