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Growing Out of Packaged Ideals: John Oliver Got Me Thinking
Freelance writer, music columnist, book columnist, poet.
We humans grow so much intellectually, or are supposed to, that concepts or thoughts that seemed so profound at 15 or 23 often seem trite and banal at 30 or 55. But then, we're always growing, aren't we?
Joyce Maynard On Dating J.D. Salinger
...people in positions of power — mentors, priests, employers or simply those assigned an elevated status — use their power
Here's What 'The Catcher In The Rye' Can Teach You About Life
Holden is a big reader. He describes himself as "not all that literate," in spite of reading a lot. He reads for pleasure
Here Are 2013's 10 Best E-Book Singles
CEO and Editor in Chief, Thin Reads
In 2013, more than 400 e-book singles were published. So what were the best of the bunch that hit digital retail shelves over the past 12 months?
J.D. Salinger: Sage or Sermonizer?
Philip Goldberg is a spiritual counselor, public speaker and a...
In the hands of a master like Salinger, spiritual dilemmas seem as perfectly suited to his characters as jealousy does to Shakespeare's Othello. Often denigrated as self-absorbed neurotics, they are undergoing upheavals and transformations that spiritual aspirants identify with.
Award-winning author and professional speaker
NEW YORK - J. D. Salinger was the second man I ever loved. The first was my father, Fred, who couldn't -- or wouldn't -- love
Colbert Explains J.D. Salinger, Tries To Read 'Catcher In The Rye'
Based on some reviews of the new documentary "Salinger," we recommend skipping out and watching Stephen Colbert's Book Club
J.D. Salinger's Childhood Home On Park Avenue
Ricky and Caitlyn discuss J.D. Salinger's childhood home.
J.D. Salinger: The Ultimate Celebrity
Author, 'Kerouac's Spontaneous Poetics'
The biggest revelation in the new documentary Salinger is that The Catcher in the Rye author was not a recluse. Rather fame
HOME & LIVING
J.D. Salinger's Childhood Home On Park Avenue Was Probably Full Of 'Phonies' (PHOTO)
** Image via Wikimedia Commons You can find out more about Salinger's private life in the new documentary, appropriately
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After all the hype about its supposedly mind-blowing revelations about the late J.D. Salinger, Shane Salerno's
turns out to be a hype -- an overblown, overlong documentary with little that is either truly revelatory or earth-shaking.
Salinger Trailer: Documentary Provides First Look (VIDEO)
The movie is listed on IMDB as appearing on September 6th, and being currently in post production. According to the cast
Marco Roth's Vanished New York in 'The Scientists'
Owner, Don't Sweat the Essay
Profound, intricate, literary, a little gossipy and more than a little heartbreaking -- such is Marco Roth's
New York memoir,
J.D. Salinger's Letter To Ernest Hemingway
As the days go by, he continues to hold court in the Ritz, boasting how many Germans he has killed, though no one with him
What We've Learned About J.D. Salinger Since His Death
The author, who was famous for demanding control over every detail of his work while living, is still in control. Two years on, we are no closer to cementing Salinger's legacy than we were on the day that he died.
Unfilmable Books: 15 Great Books Never Coming To A Theater Near You (PHOTOS)
Books and movies have gone hand-in-hand since Hollywood's very beginnings. Some of its greatest triumphs--"The Godfather
The Telephone In Literature: Nicholas Royle's 10 Favorite Uses Of The Phone As Character
Their writings help us see in different and remarkable ways the extent to which literature and telephones are in cahoots
Salinger Taught Her To Be Trashy
But it wasn't until age fourteen that I met Seymour Glass and fell in love. I read Nine Stories and read it again and found
Salinger-Signed 'The Catcher in the Rye' Up For Auction: It Might Be Fake
That rarity, which makes the auction so exciting, also makes it merit scrutiny. And a thing or two about the auction of "The
Salinger's Toilet For Sale
It's a hard-to-believe EBay listing: a toilet "PERSONALLY OWNED & USED" by J.D. Salinger. Read more on Los Angeles Times
Coming Of Age Novels: Why Are Americans So Good At Them?
Is this merely coincidence, or is there something else at work here? Do American writers absorb Bildungsroman aptitude alongside
Great Books Hated During Their Time: Salinger, Huxley, Steinbeck And More
Many, if not most, of the books you were handed in high school as required reading were hated by critics and readers alike
J.D. Salinger's 'Hapworth': How A Small Publisher Blew His Opportunity To Publish The Legend
The first letter I got from J.D. Salinger was very short. It was 1988, and I had written to him with a proposal: I wanted
John Cheever's Cruel Paradoxes
By The New York Review of Books, The New York Review of Books
The consoling husband has the radio removed--other people's stories may be gripping but they can also have such a sad cumulative
J.D. Salinger Letters Go Public, Revealing Details Of His Life And Writing
The letters, a total of 11, were written between 1951 and 1993, from one buddy, or "Buddyroo," to another. In sharp and familiar
J.D. Salinger Hated Hitchens, Secret Letter Stash May Reveal?
PREVIOUSLY: Greek columnist Taki Theodoracopulos claims to have exchanged "hundreds of letters" with the recently deceased
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