Absent writers #2

January 1, 2009 § Leave a comment

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Nice piece from The Guardian about Salinger’s absence.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/booksblog/2009/jan/01/jd-salinger

The cover is from an early paperback edition, before Salinger became successful enough to be able to stipulate there be no images on his books. There have been some fairly ghastly interpretations of this rule- to the point where one wonders if the graphics department were saying fine, alright, now lie in this bed.

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Generally, however, the designs have been clean and cohesive, with the one on the left being the current template. Given that this post, like the one preceding it, is little more than a piece of enthusiasm, I suppose it’s appropriate to urge anyone who’s only read The Catcher in the Rye to check out the other books, which offer a series of interconnected stories about a family of genius children, who are all quite broken and charming, and as adults struggle to deal with the suicide of Seymour, the eldest child. These are strange, tightly crafted books, that often veer into mystical territory, while never losing a  sense of fun.

OK, I need to finish this post, that last sentence sounded too much like a blurb.

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