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J.D. Salinger and Jethro Tull: The Coming of Age Story Soundtrack
25 Feb 2010 // 4:00 PM
I’m not certain if it says more about J.D. Salinger, Jethro Tull or me, that when I think of the ultimate coming-of-age treatise from the trenches, it’s not a novel but a trio of albums.
J.D. Salinger’s Seymour, a Eulogy
4 Feb 2010 // 4:00 PM
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.
Why I Dislike 'Rye': Not be-Holden to Salinger's 'Catcher'
10 Feb 2010 // 3:59 PM
'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.
Sundance 2017: 'The Discovery' + 'The Rebel in the Rye'
30 Jan 2017 // 5:00 AM
Sundance explores life after death in The Discovery and life after fame in The Rebel in the Rye.
I'm Comfortable Being a Cliché (J.D. Salinger and Howard Zinn R.I.P.)
29 Jan 2010 // 6:10 AM
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 meaningless nonsense,
Two New Works Capture Only Fleeting Glimpses of the Ever-Elusive J.D. Salinger
16 Jul 2014 // 9:05 PM
J.D. Salinger: The Escape Artist and My Salinger Year prove that the man's desire to be left alone may forever frustrate our efforts to know who he truly was.
For this once-infatuated reader, J.D. Salinger's works now seem like so much pretentious talk
4 May 2011 // 5:25 AM
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 the Rye,"