J.D. Salinger Hated Chris Hitchens, Others (Allegedly)S

Greek shipping heir and bizarre social critic Taki Theodoracopulos claims to have a big secret stash of vibrant correspondence from J.D. Salinger. Taki gives the following thumbnail account of Salinger's myriad hated enemies:

"He loathed modern Britain almost as much as I do, and particularly hated what he called phonies like Christopher Hitchens, Martin Amis and, surprisingly, VS Naipaul. In fact he once hinted I should beat Naipaul up, but dropped it after I told him I was a friend of Shiva Naipaul's, as well as of his wife Jenny." Also Taki says he's very concerned about the "publicity" that may come from this, so of course he wrote a column about. Like father, like son.
[Taki Mag]