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What does “Captain Underpants” have in common with James Joyce’s “Ulysses”?
Posted on Sep 23, 2014
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A new documentary wants to find some hidden wound that “explains” the novelist’s reclusivity, but I don’t think there is one.
Posted on Sep 9, 2013
Only when I first started reading what other people had written did I begin to realize that possessing the ability to write shouldn’t automatically demand that a person become a writer.
Posted on Jun 23, 2011
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Time magazine fancifully describes author J.D. Salinger, who
died Wednesday at age 91, as “the hermit crab of American letters.” That’s because after achieving literary fame with his 1951 (and only) novel, “The Catcher in the Rye,” Salinger wasn’t too keen on being in the public eye.
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