A Lesson in Perfectionism

Writing students can learn much from their heroes.  As an 18-year-old, J.D. Salinger was my main literary hero.  When I read a Smithsonian.com article about a new exhibit of Salinger notes and family-memorabilia coming to the New York Public Library soon,  I was inspired to write this critique and analysis of the article.

Critical Writing | Some Insight into an Inscrutable Man

Please read and comment, especially my over-all conclusion:

Part of my sadness  is thinking what he could have shared — if he hadn’t been striving for irrational perfection and hadn’t been second-guessing the public’s reaction.

Thanks, & happy writing.  VMK

 

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