FBI says it has no file for author J.D. SalingerBy Hillel Italie, AP
Monday, March 1, 2010
No FBI file on Salinger
NEW YORK — The life of J.D. Salinger was an obsession for many, but not, apparently, for the FBI.
In a letter dated Feb. 25, the bureau said it did not open an investigate file on the author of “The Catcher of the Rye,” who died in January at age 91. The search was in response to a request made by The Associated Press under the Freedom of Information Act. The letter was received Monday.
Although “Catcher” was famously scornful of “phonies” in the adult world, Salinger himself was not known for being politically active. A resident of rural New Hampshire, he made few public comments over the past 60 years and published no work after 1965.
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