America in the s J. Less than a decade after the United States allied with Great Britain and the Soviet Union, forming one of the most powerful forces in history to defeat the axis powers in the war, the U.
His father, Sol Salinger, sold kosher cheese, and was from a Jewish family of Lithuanian descent,  his own father having been the rabbi for the Adath Jeshurun Congregation in Louisville, Kentucky. Then inthe family moved to Park Avenueand Salinger was enrolled at the McBurney Schoola nearby private school.
Salinger started his freshman year at New York University in He considered studying special education  but dropped out the following spring.
That fall, his father urged him to learn about the meat-importing business, and he went to work at a company in the Austrian city of Vienna and the Polish city of Bydgoszcz. His disgust for the meat business and his rejection of his father probably had a lot to do with his vegetarianism as an adult.
In the fall ofSalinger attended Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pennsylvaniaand wrote a column called "skipped diploma", which included movie reviews.
According to Burnett, Salinger did not distinguish himself until a few weeks before the end of the second semester, at which point "he suddenly came to life" and completed three stories. In Decemberhowever, the publication accepted " Slight Rebellion off Madison ", a Manhattan-set story about a disaffected teenager named Holden Caulfield with "pre-war jitters".
He was hospitalized for a few weeks for combat stress reaction after Germany was defeated,   and he later told his daughter: He lived in Weissenburg and, soon after, married Sylvia Welter. He brought her to the United States in Aprilbut the marriage fell apart after eight months and Sylvia returned to Germany.
He looked at the envelope, and without reading it, tore it apart.
It was the first time he had heard from her since the breakup, but as Margaret put it, "when he was finished with a person, he was through with them. He spent a year reworking it with New Yorker editors and the magazine accepted the story, now titled " A Perfect Day for Bananafish ", and published it in the January 31, issue.
The magazine thereon offered Salinger a "first-look" contract that allowed them right of first refusal on any future stories. Therefore, he immediately agreed when, in mid, independent film producer Samuel Goldwyn offered to buy the film rights to his short story " Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut ".
Scott Berg referred to it as a " bastardization ". Not only was he expelled from his current school, he had also been expelled from three previous schools. It spent 30 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller list. Salinger stated in the s that " Jerry Lewis tried for years to get his hands on the part of Holden.
Sherwood AndersonRing Lardnerand F. The story " Teddy " features a ten-year-old child who expresses Vedantic insights. As the notoriety of The Catcher in the Rye grew, Salinger gradually withdrew from public view. Early in his time at Cornish he was relatively sociable, particularly with students at Windsor High School.
Salinger invited them to his house frequently to play records and talk about problems at school. After the publication of Nine Stories, he published only four stories through the rest of the decade; two in and one each in and Marriage, family, spiritual beliefs[ edit ] In Februaryat the age of 36, Salinger married Claire Douglas, a Radcliffe student her father was the art critic Robert Langton Douglas.
They had two children, Margaret also known as Peggy - born December 10, and Matthew born February 13, Critical estimates of J. D. Salinger's Franny and Zooey invariably contain brief references to the profound influence made on Franny by a little book of Russian Orthodox spirituality, The Way of a.
"The Catcher in the Rye" deeply influenced the biographical drama film, "Rebel in the Rye", which is about J.D.
Salinger. It is a visual about his life, before and after World War II, and gives more about the author's life than the readers of "The Catcher in the Rye" learned from the novel. J.D. Salinger's powerful fiction and enigmatic persona have captivated readers for more than 50 years.
His works include Nine Stories; Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters; and Franny and Zooey, but Salinger's literary reputation rests on his coming-of-age masterpiece, The Catcher in the Rye. Franny and Zooey J. D. Salinger his distinctive place in modern American literature, What is the purpose of religious practices in J.
D. Salinger's book Franny and Zooey? J. D. Salinger's. Post-war literature can be partially credited for this transition from a conventional youth to a rebellious one. J. D. Salinger, one of the foremost authors of the post-war literature movement, had an immense impact on post-war art, culture, and literature, through his use of dynamic characters.
Jan 28, · It's not clear whether J.D. Salinger was aware of the existence of this abstract "interpretation" of his first book, or how Tomm cleared the legal hurdle Salinger put in .