In a Me Too globe, could it be well worth checking out the energy characteristics which exist when a mature guy pursues a much more youthful girl? Memoirist Joyce Maynard believes therefore.
A week ago into the nyc days, Maynard recalled her brief event with Catcher within the Rye writer J.D. Salinger as he had been 52 and she ended up being an 18-year-old aspiring journalist.
As Maynard tells it, the acclaimed author read an essay she published after which reached away to her, urging her “to leave college, come real time we would perform together in London’s West End) and start to become (i really thought this) their partner forever. With him(have babies, collaborate on performs”
Their love story ended up being short-lived. Maynard provided up her scholarship at Yale and relocated in utilizing the famed author, but a simple seven months later on, “Salinger put two $50 bills in my own hand and instructed us to go back to New Hampshire, clear my things away from their home and disappear, ” she claims.
After currently talking about the event in a novel posted in 1998, Maynard had been labeled a leech as well as an opportunist because of the literary globe. Today twenty years later, she wonders if people would see things differently had she published her story. Continue reading