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April 8, 2014

Salinger, “Esme,” Squalor

J. D. Salinger    (1919 - 2010)

J. D. Salinger
(1919 – 2010)

By Steve King.

On this day in 1950, J. D. Salinger’s “For Esme — With Love and Squalor” was published in The New Yorker. Though still fifteen months away from The Catcher in the Rye, Salinger had many stories published in the high-circulation magazines at this point; “Esme” would help push him into the spotlight, and accelerate his flight from it.

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