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J. D. Salinger Dies at 91

(This may seem arcane to some here, but think about this: Mark David Chapman - who shot John Lennon, John Hinckley, Jr. - who attempted to assassinate Reagan, and Robert Bardo - who shot Rebecca Schaeffer all had a copy of the novelo with them when they carried out their deeds) Other murders have also been associated with the novel.

J. D. Salinger, who was thought at one time to be the most important American writer to emerge since World War II but who then turned his back on success and adulation, becoming the Garbo of letters, famous for not wanting to be famous, died Wednesday at his home in Cornish, N.H., where he had lived in seclusion for more than 50 years. He was 91.

Mr. Salinger’s literary representative, Harold Ober Associates, announced the death, saying it was of natural causes. “Despite having broken his hip in May,” the agency said, “h


Added: Jan-28-2010 Occurred On: Jan-28-2010
By: bardville
Tags: Catcher In The Rye, Sallinger, Holden Caulfield, Lennon, Reagan, phoney
Location: Cornish, New Hampshire, United States (load item map)
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