Another awful coincidence is that MDC not only had Catcher with him, but also had Lennon sign Double Fantasy, his album with Yoko Ono. Some accounts suggest that MDC even had Lennon sign Catcher, but I've only read one account of that (in the music magazine Mojo, I believe it was). Otherwise, the book was something that was influential on a lot of people and so it's difficult to point to it as the cause. Also, it's a small point, but I would characterize MDC as a murderer rather than an assassin (although, really what's the difference). A huge tragedy either way.
Hi!! Is it true that all the big assasins have that book "The Catcher in the Rye" have in their personal belongings? I just wanna know if that's true...Has anybody ever heard about it?--
- I'd say that's a rumor based on the whole Mark David Chapman thing... --Stephen 13:05, 15 November 2006 (PST)
Hello -- Is there a GOOD Salinger biography out there anywhere? All of the major ones seem to be rife with attitudes, misspellings, biases, and misreadings of his work (and I won't even address the tell-all books that have no literary value whatsoever). Does there exist a good, objective biography of the man written by someone who doesn't have a bone to pick?
I'm trying to figure out if you are all currently chatting away about Salinger....Sheila
Salinger's special interest in homeopathic medicine
I am posting some information about Salinger's special passion for homeopathy. It seems quite notable and worthy, though I'm open to other editors to figure out the right place for it. I have integrated information from Margaret Salinger and Joyce Maynard's work as well as other articles about Salinger. I hope that others can add to it. Dana Ullman 20:44, 2 May 2008 (PDT)
- I created a new page called Salengeria for unique non-literary (but not really biographical) info like this. Thanks for contributing! --Stephen 07:35, 3 May 2008 (PDT)
All these years I thought that Teddy's sister pushed him into the pool (self fullfilling his prophecy). I just read a biography of Salinger suggesting it was the other way around. Am I the only person who got it wrong? I like my ending better!
Hello. You are right about the ending of 'Teddy'. His sister pushed him into the unfilled pool, not the other way around. I too have read the biography of Salinger that you mention. The author is a moron.
Raise High piracy copy?
I have a slim hardcover of Raise High the Roofbeams with a 1963 date at the bottom of the title page, and made of very fragile paper. The dust-wrapper has a $4.00 price tag on it. It clearly isn't a normal copy...does anyone know any history of it?
For all of those from the old list and for all readers everywhere....
JD Salinger died today, January 28, 2010.
I am grateful to him for many moments in my life.
-- John Omlor