J. D. Salinger, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

J. D. Salinger

American writer

Date of Birth: 01-Jan-1919

Place of Birth: New York City, New York, United States

Date of Death: 27-Jan-2010

Profession: writer, author, novelist

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn


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About J. D. Salinger

  • Jerome David Salinger (; January 1, 1919 – January 27, 2010) was an American writer known for his novel The Catcher in the Rye.
  • Salinger published several short stories in Story magazine in the early 1940s before serving in World War II.
  • In 1948, his critically acclaimed story "A Perfect Day for Bananafish" appeared in The New Yorker, which became home to much of his later work.
  • The Catcher in the Rye was published in 1951 and became an immediate popular success.
  • Salinger's depiction of adolescent alienation and loss of innocence in the protagonist Holden Caulfield was influential, especially among adolescent readers.
  • The novel was widely read and controversial.The success of The Catcher in the Rye led to public attention and scrutiny.
  • Salinger became reclusive, publishing new work less frequently.
  • He followed Catcher with a short story collection, Nine Stories (1953); a volume containing a novella and a short story, Franny and Zooey (1961); and a volume containing two novellas, Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour: An Introduction (1963).
  • His last published work, a novella entitled "Hapworth 16, 1924", appeared in The New Yorker on June 19, 1965.
  • Afterward, Salinger struggled with unwanted attention, including a legal battle in the 1980s with biographer Ian Hamilton and the release in the late 1990s of memoirs written by two people close to him: Joyce Maynard, an ex-lover; and Margaret Salinger, his daughter.

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