FIRST OF TWO EXHIBITIONS OF LETTERS BY J. D. SALINGER TO GO ON VIEW AT THE MORGAN LIBRARY & MUSEUM BEGINNING TUESDAY, MARCH 16
LETTERS WERE SENT BY RECLUSIVE AUTHOR TO MICHAEL MITCHELL, DUST JACKET DESIGNER OF THE ACCLAIMED NOVEL THE CATCHER IN THE RYE
As a tribute to J. D. Salinger, who died January 27, The Morgan Library & Museum will hold a pair of exhibitions, the first beginning March 16, of ten letters by the author.
Written to Michael Mitchell, who was commissioned by Salinger to create the dust jacket for The Catcher in the Rye, the letters cover a forty-year period and constitute an extraordinarily rare and revealing correspondence. They richly document a period of Salinger’s life that has remained obscure and provide hitherto unknown details about the daily habits and thought of this legendary author.