In "J. D. Salinger
and the Nazis", Eberhard Alsen (Professor Emeritus of English at Cortland College, State University of New York) through meticulous archival research and careful analysis of the literary record, corrects mistaken assumptions about the young writer's war years and their repercussions.
She reported that the English writer Gerald Brenan had told her that Hemingway had told him "the contemporary American writers he most admired were J. D. Salinger
, Carson McCullers and Truman Capote" (V.
J. D. Salinger
(1919-2010) is one of the most well-known and inscrutable figures in American literary history.
THE TOPIC: Aspiring writer Joanna Rakoff met J. D. Salinger
in the mid-1990s while working an entry-level job at a Manhattan literary agency.
New York, NY, April 03, 2013 --(PR.com)-- The Morgan Library & Museum to Receive J. D. Salinger
Letters and Papers on April 12, 2013
"That is so last century!" Today's readers and teachers may exclaim as they begin The Catcher in the Rye, the 1951 classic by J. D. Salinger
. Fortunately, Peter G.
The lengthy obituaries and tributes that poured forth upon the death of J. D. Salinger
tended to focus on his reclusive behavior and speculation that there might exist a trove of unpublished manuscripts that would now see publication.
A century later, acclaimed novelist J. D. Salinger
decided that publication is the auction of private life, and chose not to publish his texts in the future despite staying an active writer.
If writing literary scholarship especially--but far from exclusively--on contemporary authors can be viewed as investing in futures, it might have been wise, from the 1960s on, to sell J. D. Salinger
In the case of J. D. Salinger
, who has published not a word in 40 years, critics, scholars, and journalists have done little but badger and condemn him, writes Weber, a literary critic and the author of Consuming Silences: How We Read Authors Who Don't Publish (2005).