J.D. Salinger Dead at 91

Written by Pat's Papers | Friday, 29 January 2010 9:30 AM


J.D. Salinger, the reclusive author of one of this country’s defining works of fiction died at his New Hampshire home yesterday reports the Boston Globe. He was 91.

I noticed this morning that almost every paper ran an ancient picture next to his obituary. The UK’s Daily Mail says that’s because the only recent picture of him is one where he is “wearing a furious face as he fends off an intruding cameraman.” 

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UPDATE: See first comment below for another relatively recent Salinger photo.

Salinger was a notorious hermit, recoiling from the spotlight as “Catcher in the Rye” went on to sell 60 million copies. The Union-Leader says even after his death, his neighbors continue to vigorously guard his privacy.

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