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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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Known For

My Foolish Heart
(1949)
Pari
Pari Writer
(1995)
Fragmento
Fragmento Writer
(1984)

Filmography

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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)
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 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 | 15 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »
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Personal Quote:

There's no more to Holden Caulfield. Read the book again. It's all there. Holden Caulfield is only a frozen moment in time. See more »

Trivia:

His novel "Catcher in the Rye" is mentioned in Billy Joel's song "We didn't start the fire". See more »

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Reclusive personality. See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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