J.D. Salinger, perhaps the most reclusive and certainly one of the most influential authors of our time, passed away yesterday at the age of 91. His books Nine Stories, Franny and Zooey, Raise High the Roofbeam Carpenter / Seymour: An Introduction and of course The Catcher and the Rye have all become dear to me.
It’s a catastrophic loss for any lover of literature, but I’m optimistic that writings from his years of seclusion will surface during my lifetime. If not, well, he’s shared plenty. Thank you, J.D.
Read the NYTimes obit here.