J.D. Salinger

63 Years Ago, We Knew That 'The Catcher in the Rye' Was Insufferable and Overrated
July 16, 2014

You called it, too. Salinger's novel isn't as great as people claim.

The Day I Met J.D. Salinger
June 04, 2014

"I found myself standing in front of my boss and Salinger—Jerry—resisting the urge to smooth my skirt."

Ten Other Posthumously Discovered Novels
August 26, 2013

If the reports are true, and J.D.

The 'Salinger' Trailer is Phony and Ridiculous
July 03, 2013

Let’s begin by admitting that this is an easy target: The movie trailer is hardly (ever?) a paragon of nuance.

THE READ: J.D. Salinger's Private Letters
April 21, 2010

Displayed under glass in the hushed, marbled precincts of the Morgan Library in Manhattan, the letters of J.D. Salinger to his friend Michael Mitchell feel incongruous. It’s not just their colloquial, occasionally profane tone, instantly recognizable to anyone who has read Catcher in the Rye. Reading the personal letters of America’s most famous literary recluse would be discomfiting under any circumstances, but somehow it feels particularly transgressive here, under the vigilant eye of a security guard in a room that also houses a Gutenberg Bible.