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For Esmé with Love and Squalor

For Esmé with Love and Squalor


by J.D. Salinger

Analysis: Trivia

Brain Snacks: Tasty Tidbits of Knowledge

Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events features a character named Esmé Squalor, in a sly reference to this story. (Source)

The NYC-based band We Are Scientists named their 2007 debut album With Love and Squalorcheck it out at their website!

In 1977, Esquire magazine published an anonymous story titled, "For Rupert – with no promises." Rumor had it that the reclusive Salinger had penned it; however, it turned out that the story's author was the magazine's editor, Gordon Lish. (Source)

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