J.D. Salinger Exhibit

J.D. Salinger

J.D. Salinger died over 1 month ago and fans are eagerly awaiting material to be released by his family. Personally, this has me conflicted. On one hand, I love Salinger’s work more than anything and I would probably give a kidney to get my eyes on any unreleased work that might be left in his home. On the other, the man did his best to stay out of the public eye for 50 years and if he didn’t want his writing to be published, shouldn’t we all honor his wishes? Sadly, that is not the society we live in.

Starting on March 16th, The Morgan Library & Museum in New York will put on display a series of letters from Salinger to artist Michael Mitchell regarding the cover art to Catcher In The Rye. Check out The Morgan site for more information.

Now you better believe that If I was on the East Coast I’d be straight over to the Morgan Library. So what does that make me? A fan, or an anti-fan? Are these letter the first of many materials that will begin to surface from the Salinger estate? How long does somebody have to be gone before their personal items belong in a museum?

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