The passing of J.D. Salinger

Yesterday, J.D. Salinger passed away. He was the author of The Catcher in the Rye, which a lot of students have read during their high school careers as an assigned text. Here is an interesting quote from Salinger regarding death:

“I hope … that when I do die somebody has the sense to just dump me in the river or something. Anything except sticking me in a … cemetery. People coming and putting a bunch of flowers on your stomach on Sunday … Who wants flowers when you’re dead? Nobody.”

If you were looking for biographical information for Salinger, the first place to turn to would be our selection of Gale databases. First, log in to the databases. Then click on Gale Databases. From here you have two choices.

1) Gale’s Literature┬áResource Center: From the basic search screen, type in J D Salinger. You will have a variety of options, including Literature Criticism, Biographies, Topic & Work Overviews, Reviews & News, Primary Sources & Literary Works, and Multimedia. [NOTE: This database is also on the main database screen, so you do not have to click Gale Databases.]

2) Gale’s Twayne’s Author Series: Once in the database, click Authors A-Z, click S, and find Salinger, J.D. There are some essays on the main part of the screen, but also notice the left sidebar: Chronology, Author’s Works, and Bibliography (further articles to research).

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