I prefer to think JD Salinger has just decided to become extra reclusiveAnd here are some links to people who are more articulate on the subject than I:
- From the Washington Post: Publisher Roger Lathbury recalls book deal with J.D. Salinger that went south
- From the Guardian's Books Blog: JD Salinger: A tribute roundup
- From The New York Times: J. D. Salinger, Literary Recluse, Dies at 91. See also the list of related articles.