Friday, January 28, 2011

Revealing J.D. Salinger

The great author J.D. Salinger died a year ago this month.

The Guardian takes note of his personal letters.

From the article...

The letters reveal the author enjoyed listening to the Three Tenors – Jose Carreras was his favourite – and particularly liked watching tennis, with Salinger disclosing a particular fondness for "Tiger" Tim Henman.

Salinger also told Hartog that he thought Burger King hamburgers were better than those from other chains, while he described trips to the Niagra Falls and the Grand Canyon.

The letters are not the only surviving correspondence by Salinger, but they cover a period late in his life when he was at his most elusive.

Also, NPR shares news about the new biography on Salinger's life, here.

Also, Sarah Collins Honenberger, who wrote a take off of sorts of The Catcher in the Rye with Catcher, Caught, talks about Salinger, here.

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