Post by inlovewithcrow on Jan 29, 2010 13:18:17 GMT -5
His short stories were simply amazing. People talk about Great American Novels...but Nine Stories is worth any other great american novel, imo. For Esme... A perfect day... and Teddy, which blew my mind the first time I read it at age 12 or so.
And his unwillingness to further commodify his art, if that's what happened, impresses me still.
Proof you can make an impact on the world with a relatively small body of published work. Quality, not quantity. Catcher is an amazing accomplishment and holds up pretty well today.
Rest well, sir.
Well anyway, hi there, folks. You know, I'd been having trouble with velvet leaf, uh, cutworm and, uh, foxtail and, well, that's when the representative from Monsanto came out to my farm. He recommended a pre-emergent, inferral mixture of Lorsban with Atrazine in a tank mix and I told him to get off my land. - Farmer Joel
Post by solgroupie on Jan 29, 2010 22:05:20 GMT -5
i read catcher for the first time just last year. it wasn't what i was expecting and though i enjoyed it, i wish i had been exposed to it when i was younger. i think it is interesting to get the opinions of people who read it - say in high school, and then twenty something years later. like mod city said, quality, not quantity - that sums up salinger pretty well.