The New Yorker thought so highly of J.D. Salinger that when “Zooey” was published in 1957, the story comprised the entire issue of the magazine.


The entire issue! Of The New Yorker!


There will never be another issue of that storied publication dedicated to a single story. But then, there will never be another Salinger.


We asked the TNB contributors—or, rather, Lance Reynald, Pop Salvation novelist and Salinger aficionado, asked us—to reflect on the passing of a literary legend. Here is the tribute.

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