iOS app Android app

Franny and Zooey

The Philoctetes Myth and The Wound and the Bow

Francis Levy | Posted 06.26.2015 | Arts
Francis Levy

There's no person or thing that can replace loss. It just sits there and then life takes its course and the pain turns into memory that is ultimately distorted by some degree of denigration or idealization depending on the compromise formation that occurs in the psyche of the mourner.

The 'Bada Bing' of a Novel

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 05.31.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Popular culture references can be a shorthand way of conveying vivid images. In their own unique way, they can enrich the read, if they're not over-used. Incorporating the names of people, products, films and television shows within the story can bring immediacy to the narrative.

Salinger's Wisdom

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 11.19.2013 | Religion
Peter A. Georgescu

Salinger's magic was in the observant way he used detail to make his characters come alive. On just a surface level, it never matters much what happens in a Salinger story, because it's such a pleasure simply of hanging around and listening to his people interact.

Which Sexy Book Character Do You Want To Sleep With?

Zoe Triska | Posted 08.24.2011 | Books

It's a very personal question to ask but we didn't let that stop us, and readers really seemed to want to let us know which book characters they'd mo...

Salinger Taught Her To Be Trashy

The Paris Review | Jillian Lauren | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

But it wasn't until age fourteen that I met Seymour Glass and fell in love. I read Nine Stories and read it again and found that it left me suffering ...

A Tribute To Swami Salinger

Philip Goldberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Philip Goldberg

I have learned that a surprising number of serious spiritual practitioners found early inspiration and direction from Salinger's post-"Catcher" work. And it still has the power to illuminate.

J. D. Salinger Remembered With Gratitude and Suspicion

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
David Finkle

The only book my mother ever forbade me to read was The Catcher in the Rye. Perhaps if she'd used reverse psychology, I wouldn't have become an avid Salinger fan.

Mourning J. D. Salinger: An Appreciation From a Glass Family Junkie

Lesley M. M. Blume | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Lesley M. M. Blume

As a sixteen-year-old, I felt that Holden Caulfield's suspicions and black humor and irreverence would inevitably position me as the sort of adult artist I someday hoped to become.

Remembering J.D. Salinger

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

J.D. Salinger, the legendary author, youth hero and fugitive from fame whose "The Catcher in the Rye" shocked and inspired a world he increasingly shu...

J.D. Salinger Reviews: The New York Review Of Books On The Legendary Author

The New York Review of Books | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

J.D. Salinger's death has struck a chord around the world as those who grew up with the legendary author reflect on the end of an era. What has been s...

Share Your J.D. Salinger Memories

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Like the passing of any great artist, the death of author J.D. Salinger has heralded in a nostalgia not only for his works but also the moments those ...

Emily Dickinson and the Buddha vs. the WWF

Dean Sluyter | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dean Sluyter

When the dream of self dissolves, we awake and see that the true church is wherever we are.