Friday, 29 January 2010

'Catcher in the Rye' author dies at 91

J.D.Salinger, author of the 1951 classic book 'The Catcher in the Rye', whose hero Holden  Caulfield spoke of rebellious youth and adding what some experts consider to be a new literary genre, died at his home in New Hampshire. He had become increasingly eccentric over the years and, aside from short stories, was never able to match the resounding success of Catcher. There is a theory that a safe at his home contains unpublished work of a similar dimention. (The Guardian's obituary.)

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