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J.D. Salinger Deaf, Ninety

J.D. Salinger is suing someone again. No surprise there, but this is a surprise:

Court documents filed in the case describe Mr. Salinger, now 90, who lives in Cornish, N.H., as totally deaf, with ‘several age-related health problems,’ including a recently broken hip that has put him in a rehabilitation facility. Mr. Salinger has not been photographed or granted an interview for decades.

Geez, he’s 90? (He turned on January 1, I see now.) And he hasn’t published anything for almost five decades.

You hope he’s happy with his choice. For the first five years, his reclusiveness must have seemed edgy and fun. But I wonder if he wouldn’t prefer a do-over on the last 40 years or so.

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