Quote of the Week: Salinger on teaching…

by Anna Blanch on February 19, 2010

“When Seymour was twenty-one, nearly a full professor of English, and had already been teaching for two years, I asked him what, if anything, got him down about teaching. He said he didn’t think that anything about it got him exactly down, but there was one thing, he thought, that frightened him: reading the pencilled notations in the margins of books in the college library.”

-J.D Salinger

HT: My lovely friend Holland who wrote her MA on Salinger and recently became engaged (to Chris). I stole this quote from her.

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