"The worst of American sophistication today is that it is so bored, so full of categorical aversion to things that writers should never take for granted and never close their eyes to. The fact that Salinger's work is particularly directed against the 'well fed sun-burned' people at the summer theater, at the 'section men' in colleges...at the 'three-martini' men--this, indeed, is what is wrong. He hates them. They are no longer people, but symbols...The problem is not one of spiritual pride or of guilt; it is that in the tearing of the 'sympathetic bond' it is not love that goes, but the deepest possiblilites of literary art."Salinger, J. D. is the author of 'Franny and Zooey ', published 2001 under ISBN 9780316769020 and ISBN 0316769029.