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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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 2015 The Ketchup on the Rye (Video short) (novel "The Catcher in the Rye")
 2014 Divan dan za bananaribe (Short) (short story)
 2003 El hombre Esponja (Short) (inspired by)
 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 Den jako stvorený pro banánové rybicky (Short) (short story "A Perfect Day for Bananafish")
 1993 Malena (Short) (story)
 1984 Fragmento (Short) (novel)
 1949 My Foolish Heart (based on a story in The New Yorker by - as J. D. Salinger)
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 2007 Above Ground (Short) (inspired by)
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 2017 Progidy (thanks)
 2015 The Ketchup on the Rye (Video short) (special thanks)
 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)

Personal Details

Other Works:

Novel: Three Early Stories See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Alternate Names:

J. D. Salinger

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Personal Quote:

I love to write, but I write just for my own pleasure. There is a marvelous peace in not publishing. See more »


At the time of his death, he had a safe full of manuscripts, with detailed instructions on how and when they were be released to the public. See more »


His characters are often young people or adolescents. See more »

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