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J. D. Salinger (1919 – 2010)

Nationality: American Periods: American: 20th Century

Reclusive author of Catcher in the Rye

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The Catcher in the Rye

Franny and Zooey

Nine Stories

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Criticism about J. D. Salinger

“The Holy Refusal”: A Vedantic Interpretation of J.D. Salinger’s Silence
This essay concludes that “keeping in mind the limited scope and inability of literary criticism to ascertain a writer’s inner life, we can decode Salinger’s silence as loud protest against the current aggressive, competitive action-ethic of the West, its largely materialistic pursuits with great emphasis on social success which whips up vainglory and pride, its acquisitive spirit and penchant for sensual pleasures that money and hypocrisy can buy.”
Contains: Criticism
Author: Dipti R. Pattanaik
From: MELUS Summer, 1998

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Featured Author: J.D. Salinger
This feature on J.D Salinger includes links to several reviews of his books and New York Times articles about the author, dating from 1951 to the present.
Contains: Interview, Pictures, Commentary
From: The New York Times 10/8/00
An excellent Salinger page. It offers several FAQs, lists of his works, bibliographies of critical works and interviews, and lots of other information.
Contains: Extensive Bio, Interview, Bibliography, Works List, Works Available, Commentary
Author: Stephen Foskett

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