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J.D. Salinger. English 1B. About J.D. Salinger. a.k.a: Jerome David Salinger Born January 1, 1919 in New York City Died January 27, 2010 in Cornish, NH Race: White Occupation: Novelist Military service: US Army Signal and Counter Intelligence Corps, WWII. About J.D. Salinger.

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J d salinger

J.D. Salinger

English 1B


About j d salinger
About J.D. Salinger

  • a.k.a: Jerome David Salinger

  • Born January 1, 1919 in New York City

  • Died January 27, 2010 in Cornish, NH

  • Race: White

  • Occupation: Novelist

  • Military service: US Army Signal and Counter Intelligence Corps, WWII


About j d salinger1
About J.D. Salinger

  • Father: Sol Salinger, was a Jewish importer of cheese and hams

  • Mother: Marie Jillich (Miriam) was catholic


J d salinger1
J.D. Salinger

  • Wife #1: Sylvia (m. 1945, div. 1947)

  • Wife #2: Claire Douglas (m. 1955, div. 1967, one daughter, one son)

  • Daughter: Magaret Salinger ("Peggy", b. 1955)

  • Son: Matt Salinger (actor)


About j d salinger2
About J.D. Salinger

  • When J.D. got married, both sets of in-laws dissaproved and his father generally dissaproved of J.D.

  • J.D. skipped his fathers funeral and later stopped eating meat


About j d salinger3
About J.D. Salinger

  • After high school, J.D. was drafted to the Army and fought in the bloody battle of Normandy


Writing catcher in the rye
Writing Catcher in the Rye

  • After getting kicked out of one private school, he got sent to Valley Forge Military Academy in Pennsylvania

  • This Military academy was his inspiration for "Pencey"


Writing catcher
Writing Catcher

  • It took ten years to write "Catcher in the Rye"

  • Catcher was the only novel that J.D. wrote

  • He continued writing after catcher but only for himself and not for publication


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