JD Salinger – The Howard Hughes of His Day
I didn’t pay much attention in my high school American Lit class. It’s quite possible that all this was covered when I was busy trying to convince my teachers I didn’t have a learning disability. (When I returned from my Junior year abroad, my composition papers read a lot like See Spot Run.) So I haven’t read JD Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye – it’s been sitting on my bookshelf collecting dust for years, but the movie trailer for the new Salinger biopic out next week makes me want to rip it open immediately.
In 1965, Salinger – at the height of his career – stopped publishing and all but disappeared. He became the “Howard Hughes” of his day – living like a recluse and writing in a concrete bunker for more than 50 years. Some say the manuscripts he left behind in his private vault have just been unearthed, but if they have – his family ain’t talkin’…
This trailer is SO chilling and only further cements my belief that all the cool stuff happens in Vermont (I’ve never actually been there). The movie’s out next week – will you see it?