J.D. Salinger





J.D. Salinger

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

died
January 27, 2010

gender
male

genre

influences


About this author

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

“I'm quite illiterate, but I read a lot. ”
J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

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Since classics won the poll for our genre in January, I decided to pick a theme and what better choice for the new year than a theme of new beginnings, starting over, diving into something different. I researched it online and the three books in the poll are common classics that come up under this theme. I hope you like the choices. This poll will be open until Tuesday, December 20.

Note: We will not have a poll for February, as we will be reading a special book in honor of Black History Month...The Color Purple by Alice Walker.

 
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