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I'm tired - my God, so tired - of leaving them all broken on the page with just 'The End' written underneath. Dead Caulfields was established in as an online resource focused on the life and works of J. The site's exploration covers not only Salinger's classic novel The Catcher in the Rye, but also the author's lesser-known writings, published and unpublished. Kenneth Slawenski is the creator of DeadCaulfields. Slawenski was born in New Jersey. As of , his work has been translated into 16 languages and published in 22 countries.
Welcome to Dead Caulfields, a site dedicated to the life and works of J. Salinger died in , leaving behind a small but perfectly formed body of published work that has not been added to since 's New Yorker story, Hapworth 16, Rumours have circulated for years that the creator of one of the 20th century's most enduring characters, Holden Caulfield, continued to write over the ensuing decades he spent in the New Hampshire village of Cornish, far from public view.
Continue Reading Read more : February 1, As to speculation that Salinger left instructions for his unpublished manuscripts to be released to the public Read more : September 8, Eugene O'Neill's daughter, Oona, was 16 when she was introduced to a year-old J. Salinger in A year after they started dating, he was sent to boot camp while Oona headed for Hollywood, where she became Mrs.
Charlie Chaplin. Read more : September 12, An intriguing, if sad, little story of an unemployed actor who tracked down Salinger to get his permission to adapt The Catcher in the Rye. In , J. Salinger fled Manhattan for rural Cornish, New Hampshire, hoping to protect his privacy and find the solitude he needed for his work. Selznick, both vying for the screen rights to Catcher.
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In the early sixties, he resolved to claim the film rights himself, even if it meant disturbing Salinger at home. Read more : April 13, In the woods, someone had built a labyrinth, a maze edged with stones. It began where a spoked handwheel, rusted red, had been pressed into the dirt as if it were a sundial, a clock, stopped.
The path was overgrown with ferns. It twisted and turned and snaked around in a coil until it ended at a murky well fed from a spring where a person, quiet of heart, is meant to meditate. That person is not me.
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Read more : November 14, When the late American author J D Salinger ceased publishing and withdrew from the public gaze, he left many with a fractured understanding of the man behind the writing. His books, including Franny and Zooey and Nine Stories, supported the belief that Salinger flew from one religious conviction to another.
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However, recently released letters reveal a deep and enduring relationship with both Hindu philosophy and a New York based monk. There's always been a certain mystique to the iconic Salinger. While The Catcher in the Rye has sold over 65 million copies, the author lived much of his life as a recluse. But, even while out of the spotlight, Salinger continued to write letters. He was a keen correspondent with friends and family - including the spiritual leader of the Ramakrishna-Vivekananda Center of New York, Swami Nikhilananda.
In this programme, Vishva Samani investigates what the letters might tell us about Salinger's relationship with Hindu philosophy and, in turn, his literature.
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Today, the hidden and pervasive influence of Vedanta and Indian philosophy is interwoven into all our daily lives. We talk of karma, practice yoga, and every politician has a 'mantra'. However in the 's and s, few outside of India Salinger had heard these terms. As a journalist and Hindu centred in Vedanta, Vishva Samani seeks to clarify whether Salinger just dabbled or if his faith went deeper.
Listen to the radio program here Read more : December 21, Seventy years ago on July 27, , J. Salinger, then serving with the U. Army in Germany, sent Ernest Hemingway a letter that reflected the friendship the two had begun a year earlier during the midst of World War II. Whether Salinger expected a reply from Hemingway, at the time the most famous writer in America, is unclear. With only a handful of short stories to his credit, Salinger could not help wondering if he had made a genuine connection with a writer he had grown up reading.
Read more :July 27, In the autumn of , at his home in Westport, Connecticut, J. Salinger completed The Catcher in the Rye. The achievement was a catharsis. It was confession, purging, prayer, and enlightenment, in a voice so distinct that it would alter American culture.
Holden Caulfield, and the pages that held him, had been the author's constant companion for most of his adult life. Those pages, the first of them written in his mids, just before he shipped off to Europe as an army sergeant, were so precious to Salinger that he carried them on his person throughout the Second World War.
Pages of The Catcher in the Rye had stormed the beach at Normandy; they had paraded down the streets of Paris, been present at the deaths of countless soldiers in countless places, and been carried through the concentration camps of Nazi Germany. In bits and pieces they had been re-written, put aside, and re-written again, the nature of the story changing as the author himself was changed. Now, in Connecticut, Salinger placed the final line on the final chapter of the book.
Read more : July 16, I have traveled to Cornish, New Hampshire, with the intention of buying J. Salinger's house. In Cornish, ish will apparently net you 2, square feet on a large plot of land, plus a huge chunk of literary history. Salinger, that's a given. Read more : June 14, Salinger , author of The Catcher in the Rye , written in the form of a 28,word letter from a seven-year-old child at summer camp. No one could know it at the time, but this story was to mark one of the longest and most fascinating silences in literary history.
Shortly after the story appeared, Salinger retreated into his reclusive rural New Hampshire home, and never published anything again in his lifetime. Read more : June 11, Salinger Last and Best of the Peter Pans.
Artistic creativity is one of the few things in life that, when shared, always multiplies. So perhaps the greatest compliment any artist can receive is that his or her work went on to ignite the creative energies of others. Deadcaulfields is proud to feature the works of two exceptional artists, each inspired to creativity by reading the stories of J. Olya Chikina is an illustrator whose hauntingly delicate sketches display a remarkably close-reading of Salinger's later works.
Brimming with allusions, characters, and symbols, they are not only evocative of the Salinger stories they depict, but also enormously entertaining to examine. His third musical release contains Three Songs, each relating to one of the Nine Stories.
Salinger spent several months in Vienna in , living with a Jewish family, going ice skating and wearing a green Tyrolean hat. Details about the family, with whom he remained in contact for the rest of his life, have recently been unearthed. If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you'll probably want to know is why J.
Salinger, author of The Catcher in the Rye , went to Vienna in , what he did there, where he lived and all that. I'll try to tell you about it, as it's an interesting tale with a happy end, if you like that sort of thing. Keep that story in mind, as in some respects it resembles mine. Read more : January 28, To the world, J. Salinger had two faces. There was J. Salinger the Writer, the complicated, continually evolving author of The Catcher in the Rye , who went on to deliver the famous short story collection Nine Stories and who introduced the world to the quirky, overly-pensive Glass family through his books Franny and Zooey and Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour an Introduction.
Then there was J. I knew of both these J. Salingers when I began to write Salinger: A Life : the writer and the legend.
So, I went chasing after the writer in the hopes it would reveal the truth behind the legend, the man behind the myth. I was searching for some event in Salinger's life, some reaction or reflex that would shed light on why he ceased publication, withdrew from public life, and fell silent. For me, that search became a journey. What I encountered along that journey were an additional two faces of J.
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Salinger whose investigation was clearly vital to telling his story in full: Salinger the Soldier and Salinger the Seeker. Together, the four faces of J. Read more : October 6, Sixty years ago this month, J. Salinger attended a spiritual retreat at Thousand Island Park, conducted by the Ramakrishna-Vivekananda Center of New York and led by his friend and spiritual teacher, Swami Nikhilananda.
The lessons of Vedanta that Salinger learned from Nikhilananda over the years had a profound effect upon the author and molded every story he wrote after, and perhaps including, The Catcher in the Rye. It was my privilege to speak during the presentation event, where I attempted to clarify the letters' histories and briefly explain how the teachings of Vedanta informed Salinger's work.