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The Biography of JD Salinger

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JD Salinger, author of Catcher In The rye dies at the age of 91 JD Salinger died of natural causes at his home in New Hampshire, aged 91 on Wednesday. The writer, who has never published an original work over the past 45 years, was the creator of The Catcher in the Rye, the delinquent, Holden Caulfield and, other books were the Nine stories and Franny and Zooey. The son of a Polish Jewish father and his Scot-Irish mother, Jerome David Salinger was born in New York at New Years day,1919 and grew up in Manhattan. ...read more.


The Catcher in the Rye was published in 1951, which was around the Cold War anxiety; it is now one of the most influential American novels of the era. With its instant hit to many people, some school boards made it required reading. While others banned it as it had frequent swearing and the bad example they believed Caulfield set. However the author became disillusioned with the publishing industry and lived a reclusive life, publishing only a handful of highly influential works. ...read more.


He added: "It is a book probably everyone in the Western world has heard of. You will find it on the shelves of every bookshop and library in the land." He married Claire Douglas, 19 when he himself was 35 in 1954. They had 2 children and then divorced in 1967. A former lover, Joyce Maynard had published an account of their affair in 1998. Later on she put up the letters up for sale at Sotheby's auction house. However there may be more brilliant pieces by Salinger that haven't been seen, as there have been rumours from Salinger's friends and families that in his home he has at least 15 completed manuscripts contained in a large safe. By Daniel Chen ...read more.

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