Recommended article: On the death of JD Salinger
“In 1965, JD Salinger disappeared, vanished, and refused to publish anything else until his death. Neither novels, nor articles, nor interviews or photographs, the only known snapshots during all these years are barely stolen, from afar or authentic armed robberies, like his famous snapshot at the entrance of a supermarket. The beginning of such a radical retirement was not equal, however, to a suspension of his literary work. Apparently, Salinger continued writing without pause until the end. In 1974, in one of the few and scant interviews he gave since his retirement, he told the New York Times: “I like to write. I love to write, but I write only for myself and for my pleasure.”
Extract from an article published in El Cultural. Read complete.