Friday, February 26 2010
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.
Friday, February 5 2010
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.
Thursday, February 11 2010
'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.
Friday, January 29 2010
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,…
Wednesday, May 4 2011
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,"…