RIP JD Salinger

In 2001, Louis Menand wrote in The New Yorker that "Catcher in the Rye rewrites" among each new generation had become "a literary genre all its own." He classed among them Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar, Hunter S Thompson's Fear & Loathing In Las Vegas, Jay Mcinerney's Bright Bright Lights, Big City, and Dave Eggers' Heartbreaking Work Of Staggering Genius. That is the cultural impact that Salinger had on so many generations after him. Now If only I knew more about the man and his other works when in fact I only know of Catcher In The Rye & its immense influence on pop culture. I'm also very aware of how arduously hard Salinger fought Hollywood blowhards and their high checks in order to never have them achieve what they wanted: a Hollywood adaptation of his groundbreaking novel. Salinger was a Lion in the winter, a rebel in an industry few of them. A man that was not corrupted by the greed and by the artificiality the main protagonist of Catcher In The Rye so heartily despised.