It was a sad week for the literary world as we lost scholar Howard Zinn, author Louis Auchincloss, and the great J.D. Salinger.
Various writers and journalists around the web have memorialized these great writers. At New York, Boris Kachka wrote a tribute to Auchincloss: “He was–because of long life and his Whartonian style–a living anachronism. But his lament was less for a vanished class than for a bygone sense of shame. He understood that, whether in a feudal world or a meritocracy, power means nothing without responsibility.”
Editor Chris Kubica told us about the thousands of fans who have written letters to Salinger over the years.
Over at Classics Rock, Larry Hughes collected all the rock songs that reference the work of Zinn. He also compiled a list of all the songs inspired by The Catcher in the Rye.
Finally, cartoonist Jeffrey Koterba sent in that lovely cartoon to celebrate Salinger’s legacy in the 21st Century. Click here to see his tribute to John Updike.