Sunday, January 31, 2010

The Rye Will Stay in My Soul Forever

I was shocked by one news.

It's J.D.Salinger's death. Because, my most loved novel is "The Catcher in the Rye".
When I read "The Catcher in the Rye" first, I was a high school student. It's about 25 years ago.
But, I'll never forget the impact, impression and sympathy for "Holden".
In fact, I read his story for many times. Of course, I'll read it for many times after this.

I think Holden may be Salinger. Or, Salinger may be Holden?

May his soul rest in peace.


「ライ麦畑は永遠に僕の心の中にある」

先日、ショックなニュースを聞いた。

サリンジャーの死だ。なぜなら、僕の一番好きな小説が「ライ麦畑でつかまえて」だから。
「ライ麦」を最初に読んだのは、僕が高校生のときだった。25年前のことだ。
でも、“ホールデン”に対する衝撃や感動や共感は、決して忘れることができない。
事実、彼のストーリーは何度も読んだし、これからも何度も読むと思う。

僕は、ホールデンはサリンジャーじゃないかって思う。それか、サリンジャーはホールデンになりたかったのかもね。

彼のご冥福をお祈りします。

4 comments:

mindor said...

I was shocked by one news.

It's J.D.Salinger's death my most loved novel is "The Catcher in the Rye".
When I read "The Catcher in the Rye" first, I was a high school student. about 25 years ago, I'll never forget the impact, impression and sympathy for "Holden".
In fact, I his story <> many times. Of course, I'll read it for many times after this.

I think Holden may be Salinger. Or <> Salinger may be Holden?

May his soul rest in peace.

Miss Reith Jerevinan said...

You also loved his book?!

Yeah.. i was shocked either.
It was really sad.. Holden's life, nor Salinger's.
Truly a deep sympathy and loss for him....

Pip said...

I wouldn't be surprised if Catcher in the Rye is somewhat autobiographical. Salinger eventually became a recluse, a very Holden thing to do. If you liked Catcher in the Rye, you should read "9 Stories"...it's very strange, and perhaps even more autobiographical.

AEZ said...

To Pip

Thank you for comment. Of course, I'd read "9 Strories", and my favorite story is "Laughing Man". What story do you like?