I suppose that reports of his death were greatly exaggerated–until today. It has been reported that J.D. Salinger has died at his home New Hampshire. He was 91 years old.
I loved the voice in The Catcher In the Rye. The book itself is a triumph of American literature. I also loved Salinger’s cameo appearance in W.P. Kinsella’s Shoeless Joe. Unlike the film Field of Dreams based upon Kinsella’s novel, the hermit "kidnapped" in the story was none other than J.D. Salinger.