Support Local Journalism. Join Riverfront Times Press Club.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

R.I.P. Author J.D. Salinger

Posted By on Thu, Jan 28, 2010 at 12:22 PM

Author J.D. Salinger, the patron saint to misunderstood teens and clever troublemakers everywhere, died in New Hampshire. He was 91. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye is an adolescent reading-list staple, thanks to its casual (but incisive) dialog and the smart-aleck nature of the protagonist, Holden Caulfield. He's the kid we all wished we could have been -- shrugging off consequences with x.

Salinger's influence on well-read musicians is quite strong; after all, his kind of quirky and lovably dysfunctional characters are the foundation of good story-songs. Heck, the Lookout! Records punk band the Wynona Riders even named an album J.D. Salinger. Video of them below.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Riverfront Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Riverfront Times Club for as little as $5 a month.

Read the Digital Print Issue

September 15th, 2021

View more issues

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In St. Louis

© 2021 Riverfront Times

Website powered by Foundation