Topics: J. D. Salinger, The New Yorker, John Updike Pages: 2 (349 words) Published: April 11, 2013
Author: J. D. Salinger.

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* Jerome David Salinger was born in January 1st in New York in 1919 and he died in Cornish New Hampshire in January 27 of 2010. * Raised in Manhattan, Salinger began writing short stories while in secondary school, and published several stories in the early 1940s before serving in World War II. * In 1951 Salinger released his novel The Catcher in the Rye, an immediate popular success. His depiction of adolescent alienation and loss of innocence in the protagonist Holden Caulfield was influential, especially among adolescent readers. * He began his literary career writing short stories for magazines in New York: Story, Saturday Evening Post, Esquire and The New Yorker, in the 1940. * The film Finding Forrester, starring Sean Connery is based on Salinger. * Leer fonéticamente

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* Salinger has influenced a whole generation of writers, among which notably include John Updike, Harold Brodkey and Philip Roth. * In 1939 he attended a course of short fiction from Columbia University and wrote film reviews for the student magazine. * Participated in the Allied landing in Normandy (1944) as an infantryman * In 1945, Salinger married a French doctor named Sylvia, which is divorced * In 1955 he married Claire Douglas, a union that also ended in divorce in 1967 * In 1967 he emphasized the writer's imprisonment in his private world and his interest in Zen Buddhism. * After achieving fame and notoriety of The Catcher in the Rye, Salinger became a hermit, away from the outside world and protecting the most privacy. * Se mudó de Nueva York a Cornish (New Hampshire), donde continuó escribiendo historias que nunca publicó. * Salinger tried all means to escape public exposure and attention it (he said that "the feelings of anonymity-obscurity of a writer are the second most valuable property that is granted"). * When he learned of the...
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