J.D. Salinger





J.D. Salinger


Born
in Manhattan, New York, The United States
January 01, 1919

Died
January 27, 2010

Genre

Influences


Jerome David Salinger was an American author, best known for his 1951 novel The Catcher in the Rye, as well as his reclusive nature. His last original published work was in 1965; he gave his last interview in 1980. Raised in Manhattan, Salinger began writing short stories while in secondary school, and published several stories in the early 1940s before serving in World War II. In 1948 he published the critically acclaimed story "A Perfect Day for Bananafish" in The New Yorker magazine, which became home to much of his subsequent work. In 1951 Salinger released his novel The Catcher in the Rye, an immediate popular success. His depiction of adolescent alienation and loss of innocence in the protagonist Holden Caulfield was influential, espe ...more

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More books by J.D. Salinger…
“What really knocks me out is a book that, when you're all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn't happen much, though.”
J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

“Don't ever tell anybody anything. If you do, you start missing everybody.”
J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

“Among other things, you'll find that you're not the first person who was ever confused and frightened and even sickened by human behavior. You're by no means alone on that score, you'll be excited and stimulated to know. Many, many men have been just as troubled morally and spiritually as you are right now. Happily, some of them kept records of their troubles. You'll learn from them—if you want to. Just as someday, if you have something to offer, someone will learn something from you. It's a beautiful reciprocal arrangement. And it isn't education. It's history. It's poetry.”
J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

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December 2014 Revisit the Shelf Classic

1843, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, 104 pages
 
  43 votes, 27.2%

 
  19 votes, 12.0%

1898, The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells, 192 pages
 
  18 votes, 11.4%

 
  17 votes, 10.8%

1952, East of Eden by John Steinbeck, 601 pages
 
  14 votes, 8.9%

 
  13 votes, 8.2%

 
  10 votes, 6.3%

1980, The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco, 536 pages
 
  9 votes, 5.7%

 
  9 votes, 5.7%

1811, Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen, 409 pages
 
  6 votes, 3.8%

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