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'Mockingbird Next Door': A Genteel Peek Into Harper Lee's Quiet Life

Source: WYPR

It's probably the most oft-cited literary fantasy of all time: I'm talking about that passage in Catcher in the Rye where Holden Caulfield says: "What really knocks me out is a book that, when you're all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn't happen much, though."It sure didn ...
Full article at: WYPR Jul 14 2014, 2:34pm CDT
 


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'Mockingbird Next Door': A Genteel Peek Into Harper Lee's Quiet Life

Source: New Hampshire Public Radio

It's probably the most oft-cited literary fantasy of all time: I'm talking about that passage in Catcher in the Rye where Holden Caulfield says: "What really knocks me out is a book that, when you're all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn't happen much, though."It sure didn't happen very much with J.D. Salinger, who ...
Full article at: New Hampshire Public Radio Jul 14 2014, 2:34pm CDT
 

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Letters to Salinger, LGBT Novels, and More of What We're Reading Right Now

Source: 7x7 Magazine

Any teenager who feels connected to The Catcher in the Rye (which is a lot) can certainly identify with the impulse to write a letter to its author, J.D. Salinger. But anyone who's studied Salinger knows that he was famously reclusive, in his correspondence as well as his life. So the task of reading his mail fell to Joanna Rakoff, who read so many moving letters that she couldn't bear to keep sending the same form response Salinger's literary agency had used fo ...
Full article at: 7x7 Magazine Jun 11 2014, 12:30pm CDT
 

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