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J. D. Salinger

January 29, 2010

J. D. Salinger died. I wanted to make a list of his work in a particular order — in the order in which I love them:

Hapworth 16, 1924

Nine Stories

  • A Perfect Day for Bananafish

Franny and Zooey

  • Franny

Franny and Zooey

  • Zooey

The Catcher in the Rye

Raise High the Roof-Beam, Carpenters and Seymour: An Introduction

  • Raise High the Roof-Beam, Carpenters

Nine Stories

  • For Esme – with Love and Squalor
  • Teddy
  • Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut

and then comes all other stories.

I haven’t yet read Seymour: An Introduction as I don’t want to be done and over with the best literature that is out there. I’m keeping it for hard times. The fact that it is about Seymour Glass makes it all the more meaningful for me.

So long Salinger, and thanks for all the bananafish.

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