In a Me Too globe, could it be well worth checking out the energy characteristics which exist when an adult guy pursues a much more youthful girl? Memoirist Joyce Maynard thinks therefore.
The other day into the ny circumstances, Maynard recalled her brief event with Catcher when you look at the Rye writer J.D. Salinger as he had been 52 and she had been an 18-year-old writer that is aspiring.
As Maynard tells it, the acclaimed writer read an essay she had written after which reached away to her, urging her “to leave college, come real time with him (have infants, collaborate on performs we’d perform together in London’s West End) and start to become (i must say i thought this) their partner forever. ”
Their love story had been short-lived. Maynard provided up her scholarship at Yale and relocated in aided by the famed writer, but a mere seven months later on, “Salinger put two $50 bills in my own hand and instructed us to return to New Hampshire, clear my things away from their home and disappear, ” she states.
After currently talking about the event in a guide posted in 1998, Maynard was labeled a leech as well as an opportunist because of the world that is literary. Continua a leggere