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RIP J.D. Salinger


Some more reactions to the news that Catcher in the Rye author J.D. Salinger has died:

Xan Brooks wonders how does one go about organising a wake for the great literary hermit of American folklore?

Tom Leonard
recalls visiting Salinger in New Hampshire last year

Ed Champion has recorded a reading of ‘A Perfect Day for Bananafish’ as a tribute

The New Yorker on the cultural reach of Salinger

Bret Easton Ellis: “Yeah!! Thank God he’s finally dead. I’ve been waiting for this day for-fucking-ever. Party tonight!!!”

[Image: Hey, Oscar Wilde! It’s Clobberin’ Time!]

First posted: Thursday, January 28th, 2010.

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