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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Goddam phonies

Aw, man. J.D. Salinger died. No more new novels! Plus he left a party of five orphans behind.*

*I'm sorry.

Seriously, I wonder if we're in for a deluge of previously unpublished writings. After all, I hope he was doing something this whole time. I'm looking forward to all the articles and essays about Salinger's literary influence. I'm ashamed to admit that I haven't read any Salinger, which is funny because as Nick Hornby once pointed out you could go through his oeuvre in about a week. Sad, really. I'm working on Crowley's Little, Big right now, so maybe I'll try Nine Stories when I'm done.

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