Plot[ edit ] Holden Caulfielda teenager, is living in an unspecified institution in Southern California near Hollywood in Caulfield intends to live with his brother D. B, an author and World War II veteran whom Holden is angered at for becoming a screenwriterone month after his discharge.
The following entry presents an overview of Salinger's career through See also Franny and Zooey Criticism, J.
Salinger Criticism Introductionand Volumes 1, 3. Salinger is also acclaimed as a master of the short story form. Raised in upscale Manhattan apartment buildings, Salinger attended New York public schools before enrolling at the exclusive McBurney School on the upper West Side in Recalled as an aloof, introspective, and academically unexceptional student, Salinger was subsequently sent to Valley Forge Military Academy in Pennsylvania, from which he graduated in While at Valley Forge, he contributed to the school's literary magazine, served as literary editor of his senior yearbook, and began to compose his first stories.
In Salinger briefly attended New York University, then traveled to Europe where he studied the importing business in Vienna while continuing to write. Returning to the United States after the German invasion of Austria inSalinger briefly attended Ursinus College in Pennsylvania, leaving after only a single, unhappy semester.
In he enrolled in an evening writing class taught by Whit Burnett, editor of Story magazine and an influential literary mentor, at Columbia University. With his professional writing career newly established, Salinger began to place his pieces in magazines such as Esquire, Collier's, Saturday Evening Post, Mademoiselle, Good Housekeeping, and Cosmopolitan; Salinger later disavowed and refused to republish any of these stories.
Salinger revised and delayed publication of this story until Salinger was drafted into the army in and served until the end of World War II, during which he served as an interrogator in the Counter-Intelligence Corps and a participant in the D-Day offensive and the campaign to liberate France.
He also continued to produce commercially viable short fiction for popular magazines. While hospitalized for battle stress, Salinger met a French doctor named Sylvia whom he married in September Little is known of this relationship which apparently ended in divorce shortly after his return to the United States the following year.
In Salinger moved to rural Cornish, New Hampshire, where he became romantically involved with Claire Douglas, a nineteen-year-old Radcliffe student whom he married in and with whom he has two children; they divorced in Repulsed by his literary celebrity and clamoring admirers, Salinger began to withdrawal into guarded seclusion during the mids.
He has published nothing since, though it is reported that he continues to write for his own enjoyment. Salinger has vigorously litigated against attempts to republish his work and against investigations into his personal life. Salinger, the latter on grounds of copyright infringement.
Salinger's life and literary activity since the mids is shrouded in obscurity and speculation. Major Works Salinger's small body of mature fiction is unified by a preoccupation with several core themes: The Catcher in the Rye portrays the emotional and physical deterioration of protagonist Holden Caulfield, a self-conscious sixteen-year-old whose idealistic resistance to the hypocrisy and immorality of his peers and the adult world results in his mounting estrangement.Sep 14, · The reputation of J.
D. Salinger rests largely on two relatively short works: The Catcher in the Rye and Nine Stories. The Nine Stories collection is brilliant, but it is seemingly marred by the.
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger Words | 3 Pages. The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D Salinger, consists of many minor characters.
There are more than about sixty characters in the novel in which only three of them are major characters (Holden, Allie, and Phoebe) and the rest minor. [page v] 9 September, Dear Secretary of State, I have the honour to present the Report of the Committee set up by your predecessor, Mrs Thatcher, in to inquire into the teaching in the schools of reading and the other uses of English.
Sep 05, · The Catcher in the Rye is a novel by J. D.
Salinger.  A controversial novel originally published for adults, it has since become popular with adolescent readers for its themes of teenage angst and alienation. 🔥Citing and more! Add citations directly into your paper, Check for unintentional plagiarism and check for writing mistakes.
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