Thursday, March 11, 2010

Podcast Discussion of J. D. Salinger

MIT Press Journals - Podcasts: "In light of J.D. Salinger's recent passing and on reflection of his literary contributions, The New England Quarterly took a trip back to its December 1997 issue (70:4) and one of the journal's most popular articles. Pulitzer Prize-winner and NEQ editorial board member, Louis Menand interviews author Stephen J. Whitfield on his article 'Cherished and Cursed: Toward a Social History of The Catcher in the Rye'. They discuss the impact of Salinger, the political and social climate during the time of Catcher, and contemplate how Cold War is viewed today. The conversation was recorded on February 24, 2010."

There's a link to the original article at the podcast site.

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