J. D. Salinger died

On Wednesday, 27 January 2010, Jerome David Salinger, one of the least prolific, yet one of the best writers of the 20th century, world-famous especially for The Catcher in the Rye, died aged 91.
BBC: JD Salinger, author of Catcher In The Rye, dies at 91 / BBC obituary
The Independent: Catcher in the Rye author J D Salinger dies aged 91 / The Independent obituary
It’s somewhat eldritch, too, because just these days I’m reading, once again after several years, but for the first time in the original, the text (it absolutely defies pigeonholing) I love the best of all his writings, one of the most amazing pieces of literature I’ve ever read – Seymour: An Introduction
 

[In next day’s blog added:]
I realised that most of my favourite authors are already deceased. I have even read the news when Joseph Heller and Kurt Vonnegut, and now J. D. Salinger, died. But some are still living and writing, and I’m still discovering new ones (most recently Richard Morgan)…

 

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