Although I had a fledgling draft of this week’s Cognitive Connection, I scrapped it to share the links that have captured my attention since the news of J.D. Salinger’s passing on January 28, 2010, at the age of 91.
Salinger captured my attention and disenchanted teenage spirit when I, like most people, read Catcher in the Rye in high school. I still re-read it every few years.
- AP (via a note on Facebook) Not quite a chance encounter: The day I saw J.D. Salinger
- NPR Meeting J.D. Salinger — Courtesy Of A Rainstorm
- Rolling Stone Searching for J.D. Salinger: A Writer’s New Hampshire Quest
- The Globe and Mail Catcher in the Rye author J.D. Salinger dies
- The New York Times, Books, J. D. Salinger, Literary Recluse, Dies at 91
- The New Yorker Postscript: Archives of Salinger’s Stories
“I hope to hell that when I do die somebody has the sense to just dump me in the river or something. Anything except sticking me in a goddamn cemetery. People coming and putting a bunch of flowers on your stomach on Sunday, and all that crap. Who wants flowers when you’re dead? Nobody.” — J.D. Salinger
Have you read any interesting articles about Salinger since—or even before—his passing? Please share in the comments below.