J. D. Salinger, author portrait
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J. D. Salinger

J.D. Salinger (b. 1919, New York, NY; d. 2010, Cornish, NH) was one of the most influential writers of the twentieth century. His landmark novel The Catcher in the Rye is widely established as a defining novel of post-World War II America. He is also the author of the collections Nine Stories, Franny and Zooey, and Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour: An Introduction.  Though he continued to write up until his death in 2010, Salinger was fiercely reclusive and stopped publishing his work in 1965.

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