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  1. Steph »

    28 January 2010 · 2:23 pm

    Wow. I didn’t even know he was still alive. Now *that’s* reclusive!

  2. CGHill »

    28 January 2010 · 2:35 pm

    Among other things, the man made an art form of not calling attention to himself; not even Thomas Pynchon — who actually showed up on The Simpsons, albeit with a bag drawn over his head — was in Salinger’s league, reticence-wise.

  3. Kay Dennison »

    28 January 2010 · 4:06 pm

    I liked his style in that — he let his work stand on its merits. I, for one shall miss him.

  4. Jeffro »

    28 January 2010 · 9:20 pm

    He certainly avoided being a phony.

  5. Lisa Paul »

    28 January 2010 · 11:46 pm

    Yet he was the worst kind of phony. He repeatedly lured teenage girls into his orbit, seduced them and abandoned them. Joyce Maynard was one who famously wrote about it.

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