J.D. Salinger, one of our favorite American authors, died on Wed., Jan 27, 2010. He was 91.
Salinger's 1951 novel, The Catcher in the Rye, remains on Times "Top 100 Novels of All-Time," selling over 250,000 copies a year.
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“I hope to hell that when I do die somebody has the sense to just dump me in the river or something. Anything except sticking me in a goddamn cemetery. People coming and putting a bunch of flowers on your stomach on Sunday, and all that crap. Who wants flowers when you're dead? Nobody.” --J.D. Salinger