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J. D. Salinger - Life Stories, Books, and Links
 
Biographical Information

Stories about J. D. Salinger

Selected works by this author

Selected books about / related to this author

Recommended links
 
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
 
Picture of J. D. Salinger, author of The Catcher in the Rye (also J.D. Salinger, JD Salinger); twentieth century American Literature
J. D. Salinger   (1919 - 2010)
 
Category:  American Literature
 
Born: 1919
New York City, New York, United States
 
Died: 2010
 
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Iris Murdoch, Miguel De Cervantes, Saul Bellow
 
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J. D. Salinger - LIFE STORIES
 
 
1/31/1948     Salinger's Holden Stories
On this day in 1948, J. D. Salinger's "A Perfect Day for Bananafish" was published in the New Yorker; in the same magazine, on the same day in 1953, Salinger's "Teddy" also appeared. These are the first and last selections in Nine Stories (1953), Salinger's only collection. "Bananafish" introduces Seymour Glass, one of the many that Salinger would cast in the Holden mold and predicament.
4/8/1950     Salinger, "Esme," Squalor
On this day in 1950, J. D. Salinger's "For Esme -- With Love and Squalor" was published in The New Yorker. Though still fifteen months away from The Catcher in the Rye, Salinger had many stories published in the high-circulation magazines at this point; "Esme" would help push him into the spotlight, and accelerate his flight from it.
7/16/1951     Salinger and the Holden Life
On this day in 1951 J. D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye was published. Book dealers regard a signed copy of the first edition as "one of the most elusive of 20th century books." The last signed edition for sale, about fifteen years ago, was inscribed by Salinger to Harold Ross of The New Yorker; the first Salinger story that Ross bought was also the first appearance of Holden Caulfield.
12/8/1980     Salinger, Lennon, Browning
On this day in 1980 Mark David Chapman murdered John Lennon. He then sat down to read The Catcher in the Rye, his copy inscribed on the inside cover with "This is my statement. Holden Caulfield, Catcher in the Rye." Chapman's previous days had also been made to parallel Holden's -- a lonely, pre-Christmas wandering in New York, a prostitute, a talk about the ducks, all distorted by his voices and hollow-point bullets.
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SELECTED WORKS BY THIS AUTHOR
 
 
In Search of J. D. Salinger
biography
 
Nine Stories
fiction
 
The Catcher in the Rye
fiction
 
 
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SELECTED BOOKS ABOUT (or related to) THIS AUTHOR
 
 
A Reader's Guide to J. D. Salinger
by Eberhard Alsen
guide
 
Dream Catcher: A Memoir
by Margaret A. Salinger
memoirs, biography
 
Letters to J. D. Salinger
by Chris Kubica (Editor), Will Hochman (Editor)
letters
 
The Scholar Adventurers
by Richard Daniel Altick
non-fiction
 
Who Do You Think You Are
by Malcolm Bradbury
fiction
 
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A Brief Biography of J. D. Salinger
A good informal overview of Salinger's life, structured in a "Frequently Asked Questions and Answers" format. Perhaps overly preoccupied with the author's penchant for young women, but nonetheless a useful starting point for students seeking a general introduction to the reclusive author.
Bohemian Ink - J. D. Salinger
Offers a brief biography, excerpts, literary criticism and analysis, a plot synopsis of The Catcher in the Rye, selected electronic texts, and links to other online resources.
Exploring The Catcher in the Rye
Find information and essays on Salinger's famous work, including the webmaster's "Holden Guide to Life," and an index of people, places, phrases, and events found in the 214-page Bantam edition.
New York Times
Features over a dozen reviews and articles published in the New York Times since 1951. Covers works including "Catcher in the Rye," "Nine Stories," "Franny and Zooey." Free registration required to access articles.
The English Page - J.D. Salinger
Site has a short biography, a synopsis of "Catcher in the Rye" and extensive links categorized and selected for use by teachers and students.
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