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"Goodnight Sweet Holden" 


Date Range: 01/01/1964 To 01/20/2009   Comments: 3   Views: 12,244
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JD Salinger, author of The Cather in the Rye and many other works, has passed away of natural causes at the age of 91.

His main character, his most famous, Holden Caulfied, is a 17 year old witty, sarcastic, paranoid, lying male with a hatred of phonies and a prediliction for older woman whom he invites for cocktails despite him not being of legal drinking age.

"It's funny. All you have to do is say something nobody understands and they'll do practically anything you want them to."

JD himself was quite the recluse, distressed by the fame and public attention his writing bought.

Through great characters, an author lives on forever. One wonders how much of Holdon was based on the ravings that went on inside Salinger's own mind. None will know, because the little we know of him is through his writing, what he presented to us, through the lens of his words.

Rest In Peace, JD Salinger (1919-2010)

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Member Since
Aug 2007
Brian Childers said:
posted on Jan 28, 2010
he dead!!!

"LOL it's about time!" that was the other one that was up for a while.

People are funny. I have never read any of his books. Kind of seemed overhyped. Maybe I should.

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Sep 2009
Arthur Louis said:
posted on Jan 29, 2010
It was a good, long run

There are people who identified with the teenaged Holden Caulfield who are great-grandparents now!

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Jan 2009
Sam Henderson said:
posted on Feb 07, 2010
91 is a long run

I hope I live that long. Recluse or not.