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I just read the following sentence in the latest New Yorker, referring to J.D. Salinger:

"But the isolation of his later decades should not be allowed to obscure his essential gift for joy."

This is demonstrably false. Salinger was no Howard Hughes and reportedly found great joy in going to church suppers in New Hampshire and living a quiet life with his wife, away from the spotlight.

Solitude and joy are not mutually exclusive.

kittykitty6, who admired Salinger's quiet life
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