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Parsing Divine Love and Sentimentality in J.D. Salinger's "Teddy"

Parsing Divine Love and Sentimentality in J.D. Salinger's "Teddy"

From the last, and arguably best, of the Nine Stories, in which an intellectual converses with the pre-pubescent guru after whom the story is named: “You love God, don’t you? Nicholson asked, with a little excess of quietness. “Isn’t that your forte, so to speak? From what I heard on that tape and from what […]

J.D. Salinger and the Apple-Eaters

J.D. Salinger and the Apple-Eaters

A great little exchange from his short story, “Teddy”: “Nicholson looked up at (Teddy), and sustained the look — detaining him.  ‘What would you do if  you could ever change the educational system?’ he asked ambiguously. ‘Ever think about that at all?.’ … ‘Well… I’m not too sure what I’d do,’ Teddy said.  ‘I know […]