The son of a rich mozzarella dairy product importer, Salinger matured up in a modern community in Manhattan and used his youthful technology being shuttled between various prepare schools before his mom and dad lastly completed on the Valley Forge Military School in He finished from Valley Forge in and signed up with a variety of colleges, such as Columbia University for Higher education, but did not grad from any of them.
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.
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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, Margaret Salinger wrote in her memoir Dream Catcher that she believes her parents would not have married, nor would she have been born, had her father not read the teachings of Lahiri Mahasayaa guru of Paramahansa Yoganandawhich brought the possibility of enlightenment to those following the path of the "householder" a married person with children.
Certain elements of the story "Franny", published in Januaryare based on his relationship with Claire, including her ownership of the book The Way of the Pilgrim. Ron Hubbardbut according to Claire he was quickly disenchanted with it.
Claire had supposedly intended to do it during a trip to New York City with Salinger, but she instead acted on a sudden impulse to take Margaret from the hotel and run away.
After a few months, Salinger persuaded her to return to Cornish. An Introduction in Each book contained two short stories or novellas, previously published in The New Yorker, about members of the Glass family.
These four stories were originally published between andand were the only ones Salinger had published since Nine Stories. On the dust jacket of Franny and Zooey, Salinger wrote, in reference to his interest in privacy: In an article that profiled his "life of recluse", the magazine reported that the Glass family series "is nowhere near completion Salinger intends to write a Glass trilogy.
His first new work in six years, the novella took up most of the June 19,issue of The New Yorker, and was universally panned by critics. Around this time, Salinger had isolated Claire from friends and relatives and made her—in the words of Margaret Salinger—"a virtual prisoner".
Maynard, at this time, was already an experienced writer for Seventeen magazine.Soon after Nine Stories appeared in April , it made the New York Times best-seller list.
By sales of Catcher were reported to have reached one and half million copies in the United States alone.” (from The Introduction). The Catcher in the Rye By Salinger. Jerome David Salinger was born in New York The son of a rich mozzarella dairy product importer, Salinger matured up in a modern community in Manhattan and used his youthful technology being shuttled between various prepare schools before his mom and dad lastly completed on the Valley Forge Military School in Saliner has started writing short stories in secondary school and published many.
In , Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye came to popularity immediately and became incredibly successful. This set a new course of literature after World War II. Published in , "Nine Stories" is a collection of short stories that followed J.D. Salinger's masterpiece novel, "The Catcher in the Rye." "Nine Stories" delivers a rich portrait of American life in the 's and 50's and deals with many of the same themes as Salinger's previous work, such as death, war, disconnected families, youth and loss of innocence.
A Comparison of J. D. Salinger's Novels in The Catcher in the Rye and Nine Stories.
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