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How Did J. D. Salinger's Influence On American Culture

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J. D. Salinger was a fascinating person who influenced American culture by positively inspiring a large group of teenagers in the time period when he lived and also today.
J.D. Salinger was born in New York on January 1 1919. His father, Sol Salinger, who was from a Jewish family of Lithuanian descent, sold kosher cheese and his mother Marie née Jillich, was born in Atlantic, of Scottish, German, and Irish descent.

Salinger attended the McBurney School, a private school in New York. In his High School, he managed the fencing team, appeared in plays and wrote for the school newspaper. After some problem in the first school his parents decided to enrolled him at Valley Forge Military Academy , when he began writing short stories. After graduation
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A few of them saw the main character of Caulfield and his quest for something pure in an promoting immoral views. But over time the American reading public literally ate the book up and The Catcher in the Rye became an integral part of academic literature curriculum. The book has sold more than 65 million copies.
During February 1955 Salinger married Claire Douglas. They had two children, Margaret born December 10, 1955 and Matthew born February 13, 1960. Margaret Salinger wrote in her memoir Dream Catcher that she believes her parents would not have married,or neither then would she have been born, had her father not read the teachings of Lahiri Mahasaya, a famous guru, which brought the possibility of enlightenment to those following the path of the householder.
Salinger died of natural causes at his home in New Hampshire on January 27, 2010 at age of 91. Salinger's literary representative, said The New York Times, that the writer had broken his hip in May 2009, but that "his health had been excellent until a rather sudden decline after the new year”. His wife and widow, Colleen O'Neill Zakrzeski Salinger, and Salinger's son Matt became the executors of his estate. His daughter Margaret didn’t wanted anything from his
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