Cognitive Connection January 29: Salinger

Catcher in the Rye. Red Cover. Image via WikipediaAlthough 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.

“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.

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