Salinger died at 91. He’s the author of Catcher in the Rye, and some short stories. He was reclusive and anti-social for most of his life after publishing his novel. It still sells around 200,000 copies a year, which is pretty impressive. I guess teens in the 50s were just as angsty and disaffected as they are now.
Also, Howard Zinn died today, he was 87. He wrote A People’s History of the United States, a really good read about some of the history they don’t teach you in school.
Most of the time we talk about celebrities dying but very rarely do we talk about intellectuals, writers, aka nerds.
Both of these guys were old though, so it’s not surprising or sensational that they died. Salinger was pretty useless after he wrote his novel but I recently watched a lecture by Zinn on WW1, WW2, and the civil war. He was always interesting and had a unique perspective on things. So I’m kinda disappointed that he died.
It’s only a matter of time before we lose Chomsky too!! :shake: