Articles tagged j.d. salinger

13 Sep 2013 // 4:00 PM

‘Salinger’ and the Hard Sell

The documentary Salinger does a decent job of filling in the blanks of the writer's already examined life. What it doesn't do is answer the most important question surrounding the scribe's life. Why?

READ more
For this once-infatuated reader, J.D. Salinger’s works now seem like so much pretentious talk

I’ve outgrown J.D. Salinger, and I don’t know where that leaves me. I was 10 when my father handed me “The Catcher in

READ more
Why I Dislike ‘Rye’: Not be-Holden to Salinger’s ‘Catcher’

'Catcher in the Rye' is a great novel, but it’s not good. When you're more Ferris Bueller than Holden Caulfield, it's hard to relate to his alienation -- no matter how much teachers want you to.

READ more
J.D. Salinger’s Seymour, a Eulogy

Seymour is the presence you are sure you encountered before the door shut and he was gone; in this way, Seymour (not Holden) becomes the emblem for Salinger himself.

READ more

I’m comfortable being a cliché. It suits me. I realize I’m one of a zillion dumb hipster-types living in Brooklyn, blogging about ultimately

READ more
//Mixed media
//Blogs

We are continuing to experience some technical difficulties. We hope to have them resolved by Monday

// Announcements

"Exciting developments are around the corner for PopMatters.

READ the article