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The Catcher in the Rye

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Claudia Esperanza

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McBurney School
Professor Whit Burnett
Jerome David Salinger (Sonny)
World War II
This war interrupted Salinger life as a young American writer
Love Life
Salinger met his future wife during the war, Sylvia, they were married for only 5 months
First Novel
July 16th 1951, J.D. Salinger's first and full-length novel was published. He had been working on it for ten years. Its title was
The Catcher in the Rye
Catcher in the Rye
The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger

Claudia Esperanza
Born January 1st, 1919
Youngest Salinger in his family
Sol Salinger
Miriam Salinger
Wrote stories for the school paper
Active in McBurney's theatre program
Valley Forge Military Academy
parents shipped him
graduated in 1936

New York University

dropped out after freshman year
Pennsylvania's Ursinus College
only for a semester
Columbia University
Decided to attend in 1939
enrolled in a creative writing course

Sensed Salinger's talent as a writer
Encouraged him to write short stories and submit them to magazines
March 1940 issue published J.D. Salinger's first piece called "The Young Folks"
Salinger used this experience at Valley Forge to write his novel
The Catcher in the Rye
At the age of 23, Salinger went to war to serve his country
He wrote to his mentor Burnett, "Am still writing whenever I can find the time and an unoccupied foxhole."
Salinger assembled chapters for a new novel he was creating called
The Catcher in the Rye.
He wrote most of this novel during the war
His 2nd marriage was with Claire Douglas. They had two children
He fell madly in love with 18 year old Joyce Maynard
His 3rd marriage was with a nurse named Colleen O'Neill.
Salinger's novel has sold over 120 million copies worldwide
As a young writer, this novel helped him gain literature fame and unwanted fame
Salinger's novel was mostly based on his experience, Holden Caulfield was shipped to a military school which Salinger also experience .
Nine Stories

Franny and Zooey
Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters
Seymour: an introduction
Thank You
J.D. Salinger died January 27th, 2010.
He was drafted into the army, serving from 1942-1944
Mystery Writer
"I love to write, but I write just for my own pleasure. There is a marvelous peace in not publishing"
-J.D. Salinger
Did not publish anything in the last four decades of his life
But he still continued to write
Those who knew Salinger personally, knew J.D. wrote everyday in a little cabin.
They estimated that Salinger had at least 10 complete novels written ready to publish.
Today, people have become very interested in J.D. Salinger life and have dedicated a documentary for his legacy
No one has found these novels
to this present day
Because of its swearing and sexual theme, and antisocial message;
the Catcher in the Rye
was banned in several countries and by some North American school boards
Work Cited
"Jerome David Salinger."
. A&E Television
Networks, 2012. Web. 21 July 2014.
"Catcher in the Rye author J.D. Salinger dies."
CBC News,
28 January, 2010. Web. 20
July 2014.
Shmoop Editorial Team. "J.D Salinger."
Shmoop.com. Shmoop University, Inc., 11 November 2008. Web. 21 July 2014.
John Lennon
Assassinated by
Mark David Chapman
Attempted to be
assassinated by
Assassinated by
Assassinated by
John Hinckley Jr.
President Ronald Reagan
December 1980
March 1981
Robert John Bardo
Rebecca Schaeffer
July 1989
President John F. Kennedy
Lee Harvey Oswald
November 1963
All four assassinators were quite fond of the novel
The Catcher in the Rye
After Mark shot and killed John Lennon, he calmly opened his Catcher in the Rye book and continued reading
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