"I Think that is the most talented fiction writer in
America."(Hyman, Edgar p.444) ""Salinger is an oddity, an obsessive, who
commands respect.."(Kazin, Alfred p.446) These are just a portion of
endless quotes which describe Salinger's impact on typical modern day
literature critic. Throughout his career he has turned the heads of many
people and has been an inspirational writer for the generations with such
books as "The Catcher in the Rye" and "The Glass House,"

J.D.Salinger was born on the first of January 1919, in New York
City, to Sol and Mirian Jilich Salinger. Salinger had one sister, Doris,
that was eight years older than him. He attended public school on
Manhattans upper west ...

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developed a sense of being a misfit, of having been sent away
to become part of an alien institution, and that what is needed, what is
missed, is a larger, closer family.

It was after graduating from Valley Forge that Salinger wrote some
of his first works. Salinger was deeply emotionalize by World war two. This
had a great deal to do with his first writings. "Many of Salingers early
stories do not deal directly with the war... but a war atmosphere permeates
them - and it is not one of patriotism nor is it representative of the kind
thought found in so much writing to come out of the war. His early stories
generally portray characters who feel estranged and marooned because of
WWII."(De Luca, Geraldine p.518)

Salingers greatest writing was "The Catcher in the Rye". This book
was a great achievement that first drew and overwhelming amount of
attention to him and his work. It is shown that different generations look
at the book differently and have very different perspectives of ...

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series is a
little more than a decade from one of the finest short stories of our
time."(Hymen, Stanley Edgar p.444)

Salingers writing style, being unique and creative, gives the
reader a sense of feeling and really being within the book and taking a
surreal journey through Salingers point of view."The problem a
ventriloquist must always get around is to make his audience forget that
the figure on his knee is just a wooden dummy not real and this is what
Salinger succeeds at doing..."(Lundquist, James p.57) His Style also brings
about the feeling of "yin-yang", or opposing forces coming together."The
conflicts suggest a certain polarity between what might be called, with all
due ...

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