The legend himself, J.D. Salinger. Photo courtesy of TIFF. There’s information that the new
Salinger documentary – about the famously reclusive author – can’t reveal to us, and that’s because it’s something that what we already knew: the writer who gave us Holden Caulfield was the closest incarnation to a literary rock star we’ve ever seen. (For proof of this, there’s
Catcher in the Rye.) But what the documentary by American filmmaker Shane Salerno, who co-authored the companion
Salinger biography published earlier this week, can tell us about the handsome Jerome David Salinger are his bouts with women, fans and his rise to fame (so basically, the holy trinity of battle wounds for any sanctified rock star).