Exploiting the traditional topos of disease, Salinger introduces the figure of the ‘writer in distress ’that will inhabit, with varying degrees of physical impairment, his next and last fictional works. Such a statement also contributes to the reading of the whole Glass family saga as an ample reflection on literature and writing factualised through the existential and identity dilemmas of its characters.

Hypochondriac Notions: Thoughts on the Language of Disease in J.D. Salinger’s “Raise High the Roofbeam, Carpenters”

Serena Demichelis
2022-01-01

Abstract

Exploiting the traditional topos of disease, Salinger introduces the figure of the ‘writer in distress ’that will inhabit, with varying degrees of physical impairment, his next and last fictional works. Such a statement also contributes to the reading of the whole Glass family saga as an ample reflection on literature and writing factualised through the existential and identity dilemmas of its characters.
J.D. Salinger
Short Story
Disease
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