J.D Salinger : An Impossible Biography

J.D. Salinger did not want you to read this biography. In the half-century after he published his masterpiece The Catcher in the Rye, Salinger became almost as well-known for his fiercely-guarded privacy as for his book about the prep school dropout who hates phonies and loves to swear. Salinger—who passed away at the age of 91 on 28 January 2010—never published anything new after 1965. He shunned publicity, didn't give interviews, and was known to point a shotgun at people who gaot too close to his New Hampshire home. His aversion to the spotlight, however, did nothing to dim his legacy as one of the most unique literary voices of the twentieth century.

Salinger wrote literature all of ...

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worldwide and become a classic, handed down by generations of teachers and parents who hope that a new generation will find the inspiration they once did in Holden's howls of outrage. We hope that you do too.

J.D. Salinger started out like many other writers. He wrote stories for his creative writing classes, sought publication in the big-name magazines, and got rejected time and again. He kept scribbling, and soon the successes started piling up—recognition from big-time editors and critics, and publication in all the right places. He sold the rights of his stories to Hollywood and was horrified when they butchered his prose. Then he really hit it big with a book called The Catcher in the Rye, which gave a voice to adolescent angst in a way no other book had. He followed it up with stories and novellas about a precocious clan known as the Glass family. His books went on to sell millions of copies.

And then he stopped. When many writers would have been more than happy to ...

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