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Growing Out of Packaged Ideals: John Oliver Got Me Thinking

Lauren Daley | Posted 10.01.2014 | Books
Lauren Daley

We humans grow so much intellectually, or are supposed to, that concepts or thoughts that seemed so profound at 15 or 23 often seem trite and banal at 30 or 55. But then, we're always growing, aren't we?

Joyce Maynard On Dating J.D. Salinger

Posted 01.24.2014 | Books

Joyce Maynard's 2009 novel, Labor Day, has been adapted into a feature film that hits theaters Jan. 31. The writer already has one other claim to fame...

Here's What 'The Catcher In The Rye' Can Teach You About Life

Posted 05.01.2014 | Books

Today marks the 95th anniversary of J.D. Salinger's birth. The famously reclusive author, known for penning The Catcher in the Rye and Franny and Zooe...

Here Are 2013's 10 Best E-Book Singles

Howard Polskin | Posted 02.18.2014 | Books
Howard Polskin

In 2013, more than 400 e-book singles were published. So what were the best of the bunch that hit digital retail shelves over the past 12 months?

J.D. Salinger: Sage or Sermonizer?

Philip Goldberg | Posted 11.16.2013 | Religion
Philip Goldberg

In the hands of a master like Salinger, spiritual dilemmas seem as perfectly suited to his characters as jealousy does to Shakespeare's Othello. Often denigrated as self-absorbed neurotics, they are undergoing upheavals and transformations that spiritual aspirants identify with.

Salinger Documentary

Michael Clarkson | Posted 11.11.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Clarkson

NEW YORK - J. D. Salinger was the second man I ever loved. The first was my father, Fred, who couldn't -- or wouldn't -- love me enough. And so, ...

Colbert Explains Everything About J.D. Salinger

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 09.11.2013 | Comedy

Based on some reviews of the new documentary "Salinger," we recommend skipping out and watching Stephen Colbert's Book Club devoted to the legendary a...

'Salinger' Doc Takes Kitchen-Sink Approach

AP | JOCELYN NOVECK | Posted 11.05.2013 | Entertainment

"Reclusive." Is that an adjective, or is it actually part of J.D. Salinger's name? The word has been used so often to describe the famous writer, one ...

J.D. Salinger: The Ultimate Celebrity

Regina Weinreich | Posted 11.05.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The biggest revelation in the new documentary Salinger is that The Catcher in the Rye author was not a recluse. Rather fame averse and a champion of i...

Where Salinger Probably Met All Those 'Phonies'

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 09.05.2013 | HuffPost Home

Though many pixels have been sacrificed documenting the differences between the current young generation versus the preceding generations, not many ha...

J.D. Salinger Was Fixated With Girls 'On The Cusp Of Womanhood'

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 09.04.2013 | Books

The life of famously private author J.D. Salinger is being blown wide open with the release of a new documentary called "Salinger" and an accompanying...

Movie Review: Salinger

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.04.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

After all the hype about its supposedly mind-blowing revelations about the late J.D. Salinger, Shane Salerno's Salinger turns out to be a hype -- an overblown, overlong documentary with little that is either truly revelatory or earth-shaking.

The Director Who Spent $2 Million To Find Truth About Salinger

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 11.02.2013 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Shane Salerno's phone never stops ringing. Known until now as a screenwriter for "Armageddon" and "Savages," working by day on a ...

More Books Coming From 'Catcher In The Rye' Author: Report

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 10.25.2013 | Books

NEW YORK — The authors of a new J.D. Salinger biography are claiming they have cracked one of publishing's greatest mysteries: What "The Catcher...

Secrets Of The New Salinger Documentary

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 10.20.2013 | Books

NEW YORK — For much of the nine years that Shane Salerno worked on his J.D. Salinger documentary and book, the project was a mystery worthy of t...

WATCH: Salinger Documentary Trailer Leaves Questions Unanswered

Posted 06.13.2013 | Books

The first trailer for the forthcoming documentary movie "Salinger," about the life of the famous recluse author, has appeared on Yahoo! Movies, and it...

Marco Roth's Vanished New York in 'The Scientists'

Elizabeth Benedict | Posted 12.08.2012 | Books
Elizabeth Benedict

Profound, intricate, literary, a little gossipy and more than a little heartbreaking -- such is Marco Roth's echt New York memoir, The Scientists.

J.D. Salinger's Letter To Ernest Hemingway

Posted 08.08.2012 | Books

The following is an excerpt from "Hello Goodbye Hello" [Simon & Schuster,26.95]: J.D. Salinger seeks out Ernest Hemingway The Ritz Hotel, 15 plac...

What We've Learned About J.D. Salinger Since His Death

Kenneth Slawenski | Posted 03.28.2012 | Books
Kenneth Slawenski

The author, who was famous for demanding control over every detail of his work while living, is still in control. Two years on, we are no closer to cementing Salinger's legacy than we were on the day that he died.

Unfilmable Books

The Huffington Post | Gabe Habash | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Books and movies have gone hand-in-hand since Hollywood's very beginnings. Some of its greatest triumphs--"The Godfather," "Gone With The Wind," "The ...

Twain, Salinger, Kafka ...

guardian.co.uk | Nicholas Royle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Their writings help us see in different and remarkable ways the extent to which literature and telephones are in cahoots. When the phone starts ringin...

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 ...

Salinger-Signed 'The Catcher in the Rye' Up For Auction

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

That rarity, which makes the auction so exciting, also makes it merit scrutiny. And a thing or two about the auction of "The Catcher in the Rye" seem ...

Salinger's Toliet For Sale:

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

It's a hard-to-believe EBay listing: a toilet "PERSONALLY OWNED & USED" by J.D. Salinger. ...

Why Do Americans Write Such Great Coming-Of-Age Novels?

guardian.co.uk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Is this merely coincidence, or is there something else at work here? Do American writers absorb Bildungsroman aptitude alongside fluoridated water and...