J.D. Salinger like Burger King Whoppers the best according to newly released letters the recluse wrote. These newly released letters reveal a man previously unknown to the public.
The 50 letters and four postcards that J.D. Salinger wrote to his friend Donald Hartog were donated to the University of East Anglia, and now they have been made public in honor of the first anniversary of Â“The Catcher in the RyeÂ” authorÂ’s death. The letters show a man who took bus trips and enjoyed eating fast-food burgers at Burger King. In addition, he had a passion for watching tennis, loved listening to the Three Tenors and was constantly writing new stuff.
Before these letters, Salinger was often seen as a near hermit who stayed in his New England home. However, American studies professor Chris Bigsby said, "These letters show a completely different man. This is a man who goes on (bus) parties to Nantucket or Niagara or the Grand Canyon and enjoys chatting to people along the way. He goes to art galleries and theater and travels to London to see (Alan) Ayckbourn and (Anton) Chekhov plays. He was out and about."
It is amazing that the authorÂ’s own words in these letters show a much different man than history has portrayed. How fun it is to find out these personal touches of such a famous American author. There is one question burning for every Salinger lover though. Where are the writings he spoke of? As of now, there have not been any newly discovered manuscripts even though he has been dead a year. Who knows if this mystery will ever be solved since his publisher and agent have been silent on the matter.
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