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J. D. Salinger (1919 – 2010)
|Nationality: American||Periods: American: 20th Century|
Reclusive author of Catcher in the Rye
Our pages on these individual works by 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 andpride, 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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Last Updated Apr 29, 2013