Sunday, March 24, 2013

J.D. Salinger: A Life

"When Salinger lived in Connecticut, unabashed Americanism and materialism were unquestioned values. His neighbors pursued those values religiously and weighed one another against a standard of conformity that often suffocated individuality. Salinger found such material irresistible. Having long exposed the phoniness of society, he now found himself living in a culture that not only esteemed this quality he so despised but also sought to infect all of its members with it."

J.D. Salinger: A Life, pp. 168-169
By Kenneth Slawenski 
Published 2011


  1. I am in awe with Mr. Salinger.....a book I would love to read! TY for sharing!

  2. Wow! That's a crazy inside into J.D. Salinger's philosophies! So interesting! Thanks for sharing! Maybe, if you want to, you can check out my writing blog at
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  3. I am really glad I read this post and read the book, thanks for sharing! I started to make my own blog you can check it out if you want :)