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01 Feb 2010 19:22


Culture: “Calvin and Hobbes” creator Bill Watterson is no longer J.D. Salinger

  • I think some of the reason ‘Calvin and Hobbes’ still finds an audience today is because I chose not to run the wheels off it. I’ve never regretted stopping when I did.
  • “Calvin and Hobbes” creator Bill Watterson • In his first interview since ending the strip 15 years ago. While he appreciates the success it gave him, he’s glad he stopped and has been able to recover some semblance of a normal life. “I wrote “Calvin and Hobbes” in my 30s,” he noted, “and I’m many miles from there.” Is it ironic that he came out of the woodwork the week J.D. Salinger died? Yes, yes it is. source

28 Jan 2010 20:29


Culture: Three key years in recluse J.D. Salinger’s life of not talking much

  • 1951 the year Salinger published his only book; that book, “Catcher in the Rye,” was a doozy
  • 1965 the last time Salinger published a short story, “Hapworth 16, 1924;” he lived in seclusion
  • 1981 the last time he gave an interview, to the The Advocate of Baton Rouge, Louisiana source

16 Jun 2009 10:42


Culture: The author of the unsanctioned “Catcher in the Rye” sequel responds!

  • The backstory J.D. Salinger wrote this book called “Catcher in the Rye” that’s required reading for high schoolers and became a recluse. Then, he came out of hiding to file a lawsuit against some guy writing a new book about the book’s protagonist, 60 years later.
  • The defense Saying “I am not a pirate,” the author, Fredrik Colting, claims in a court brief that he’s not ripping off the author but critically analyzing his work – specifically, the relationship between Holden Caulfield and the reclusive author who inspired him. source

03 Jun 2009 18:41


Culture: J.D. Salinger FINALLY comes out of hiding … to file a lawsuit

  • There’s no more to Holden Caulfield. Read the book again. It’s all there. Holden Caulfield is only a frozen moment in time.
  • A 1980 quote from J.D. Salinger • Referred to in his lawsuit against the producers of “60 Years Later: Coming Through the Rye,” a book that brings Holden Caulfield into the present day. The producers of the book, which is authored by “J.D. California,” also make lots and lots of joke books. Salinger, based in New Hampshire, has successfully avoided the spotlight since last publishing in 1965. May we just point out – gay marriage legal in NH on the same day NH’s most famous recluse returns to the public eye? Clearly not a coincidence. • source