Thursday, January 28, 2010

JD Salinger and Howard Zinn, RIP -- January 28, 2010

Yesterday, Howard Zinn died and today, JD Salinger. They were both WWII vets. Zinn was a bombardier in the AAF and Salinger was an infantryman who landed on Utah Beach on D-Day and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. The war shaped both of them.

We read Nine Stories and Catcher in the Rye in high school. One summer I went out and read everything else that had been collected into books. It wasn't much. Perhaps more will get published now that he has passed on.

Zinn made a lot of people think.

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