《卫报》的这篇题为“JD Salinger a recluse? No, just your average Tim Henman fan”的报道的最后两段文字意味深长。我很喜欢，尤其是这一句“he turned himself into a “recluse” in order to be the opposite – a normal guy”：
Should we be surprised that Salinger liked Henman and Burger King? Much of the coverage has suggested that we should, as if such revelations overturn our pre-existing notions of what he was like. In truth, what they actually reveal is that our understanding of what being a “recluse” means is faulty. All that the world really knew was that, at some point in the 1960s, Salinger ceased to publish and cut off all engagement with the press. By the media’s definition, that made him a recluse.
But isn’t it more likely that he cut himself off so that he would be better able to keep up with friends and go on bus tours? In other words, he turned himself into a “recluse” in order to be the opposite – a normal guy. There are, it seems, recluses and “recluses” and we should be wary of confusing one with the other.