The Daily Habit: Literature

In this book cover image released by Little, Brown and Company, J.D. Salinger's

Farewell J.D. Salinger




~ by the115 on 01/29/2010.

One Response to “The Daily Habit: Literature”

  1. Salinger’s Buddhism is still suppressed in much of the critical writing about him. It is the touchstone of all his work, and without it, he becomes some sort of “cult” enigma. We should call this the ‘dumb American’ version of Salinger. He was turned into the ‘weird recluse’ by his countrymen, but he was never this at all. Never mind “Catcher”—how is one supposed to interpret nightmares like Frannie and Zooey without the extermination of desire? Sympathize with the little monsters? That so many were willing to do so must have made their creator ill.

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