J.D. Salinger 1919-2010

This week we bring you a special edition of the News This Week series, since an awful lot of news about J.D. Salinger has been floating around.  Here is what we found:

J. D. Salinger dies at 91, and a lot is written about it:

Holden Caulfield as role model.

Salinger in excerpts.

Salinger the recluse.

His life.

More on his life.

Even more on his life.

Teen angst.

As seen by The Onion.

David Eggers remembers.

Chang-Rae Lee remembers.

Joshua Ferris remembers.

The New Yorker remembers.

Last seen in Manhattan.

Another tribute roundup.

A new look in the UK.

Catcher in the Rye through modern eyes.

J.D. Salinger and the original rock star.


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