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News Mon Feb 15 2010

Remembering Salinger

Both Joshua Ferris and Dave Eggers wrote essays for The New Yorker about the place of J.D. Salinger in American literature.

Eggers writes, "And for decades I've wondered what exactly happened to Salinger to drive him away from publishing and people, from much of an active participation in the world. Clearly he was wounded by the attention he received, and I've always wondered exactly what the breaking point was."

 
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