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- In 1945, a novel was published that would forever change the way society views itself. The book, entitled The Catcher in the Rye, would propel a man named Jerome David Salinger to fame as one of the most famous authors of the twentieth century.
- “I Think that J.D.Salinger is the most talented fiction writer in America.”(Hyman, Edgar p.444) “”Salinger is an oddity, an obsessive, who commands respect..”(Kazin, Alfred p.446) These are just a portion of endless quotes which describe Salinger’s impact on typical modern day literature critic.
- 1. The 1950?s were a time of conservatism , the traditional American family, and similarity. During this time of the cherished American dream, a radical writer, who spoke to a nation of young individuals and alienated adults, emerged. Jerome David Salinger, generally referred to as J.
- Being one of the most widely read authors in the English language, J. D. Salinger has successfully kept himself out of the public eye for most of his career (Grodin 1). Growing up during the times of the Great Depression, the 1920’s and 1930’s, Salinger never really felt any direct affects from it.
- Jerome David Salinger was born on January 1, 1919 in New York City. His parents were Sol and Marie Salinger. He had an older sister named Doris. There is very little personal information about Salinger because of his insistence on protecting his privacy.
- The works of J.D. Salinger show the quest for happiness through religion, loneliness, and symbolism. Salinger?s works often use religion in order to portray comfort.
- Then his father sent him to Valley Forge Military Acadamy in Pennsylvania (Walters 1). A friend of his recalled climbing over a fence with him in highschool and said, ?He was full of wit and humor and sizzling wisecracks…I think he relized at that age he was more talented with the pen then the rest of us.
- Lots of people have asked me for “the goodies” on JDS’ personal life. Frankly, I don’t understand why. Because so many have asked, and keep asking, I thought I’d put down my reasons. Remember, though, that this isn’t a monarchy. It’s not even a democracy.
- Smiling children clap their hands at all of the happiness in this great big world. Without a care, their imaginations run wild. They lose themselves in colorful stories and delight in life’s little things. As time goes by, however, stories end, little things become littler as people grow bigger, and innocence slowly breaks apart and disappears.
- J.D. Salingers literary fame is overshadowed by the fact that he refuses to be famous, living as a recluse in New Hampshire. This should leave commentators free to discuss his small, marvelous body of work. But since newspapers are full of people on the trail of J.
- Salinger’s children, as they appear in various novels and short stories, portray the ills of modern society through their innocence and spirituality, their honesty and sometimes, erratic behaviour. They are often as fragile and odd as they are intelligent and endearing, and the obscenities of life tend to overwhelm them at times.
- In 1945, a novel was published that would forever change the way society views itself. The book, entitled The Catcher in the Rye, would propel a man named Jerome David Salinger to fame as one of the most famous authors of the twentieth century. This same man, not ten years after the publication and while still in the peak of his career, would depart from this society- the one that he so greatly changed leaving nothing but his literature to be his lasting voice.
- Throughout The Catcher in the Rye, Holden describes and interacts with various members of his family.
- There are many important elements to The Catcher in the Rye but there are two that stand out from the rest by a great margin. These elements of the novel are the message that the book gives to reader as well as the style of writing that J.D. Salinger uses while writing the book.
- Each and every action the children performed in school and in any place is a reflection of the quality of life they have in their own homes. Parents have a responsibility of taking care of their children and parents have the influence and impact that creates the primary personality of an individual.
- The theme that the world has an outward appearance that seems fair and perfect but really they’reas Holden put it “phonies.” This is shown countless amount of times in his journey through NewYork and even before he left. The setting is in the 1950’s; so I’m pretty sure that he didn’t encounterany transvestites, lesbians, or anything that extreme of phoniest.
- J.D. Salinger is one of the most significant post-World War II American novelists, when he published his . The Catcher in the Rye x in 1951, he gained immediately a great reputation, especially among younger intellectuals. Shortly after the publishing, the book becomes assigned reading for a majority of high school and college English course, which proves his success in another way.
- William Shakespeare, was one of the greatest, romantic poets of all time, no other author that I am going to write about has ever, or ever will break through to as many people as Shakespeare. It was said that Shakespeare “was not of an age, but for all time,” and that is very true.
- Jerome David Salinger was a very famous American author who wrote several books. One of his most successful books was The Catcher in the Rye. Other works by Salinger include the short story collection Nine Stories, Franny and Zooey, and Raise High The Beam, Carpenter and Seymour.
- In each short story by J. D. Salinger, a main character struggles with a question concerning different factors in their own life. Some of the noticeable and repetitious themes in Salinger?s stories are Appearance vs. Reality; Adults vs. Children; Sanity vs.