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J.D. Salinger (1919–2010)

U.S. writer whose novel "The Catcher in the Rye" (1951) won critical acclaim and devoted admirers, especially among the post-World War II generation of college students. His entire corpus of published works consists of that one novel and 13 short stories, all originally written in the period 1948-59. Salinger was the son of a Jewish father and a ... See full bio »

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My Foolish Heart
Pari Writer
Fragmento Writer


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 2014 Divan dan za bananaribe (Short) (short story)
 2002 Un día perfecto para el pez plátano (Short) (story)
 2001 The Catcher (Short) (original author)
 1995 Pari (novel "Franny and Zooey" - unauthorized adaptation)
 1993 Malena (Short) (story)
 1984 Fragmento (Short) (novel)
 1949 My Foolish Heart (story "Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut")
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 2007 Above Ground (Short) (inspired by)
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 2009 Someone's Knocking at the Door (special thanks)
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 2013 Salinger (Documentary)
 1999 J D Salinger Doesn't Want to Talk (TV Movie)

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Other Works:

Novel: "The Catcher in the Rye" See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 4 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 16 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Personal Quote:

I'm aware that many of my friends will be saddened and shocked, or shock-saddened, over some of the chapters in 'The Catcher in the Rye'. Some of my best friends are children. In fact, all my best friends are children. It's almost unbearable for me to realize that my book will be kept on a shelf, out of their reach. See more »


His family nickname was "Sonny". He had a sister, Doris, who was six years older. See more »


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