Jd salinger, the legendary author, youth hero and fugitive from fame whose the catcher in the rye shocked and inspired a world he increasingly shunned, has died. What salinger had of the novel was a tangle of stories written as far back as 1941 when salinger finished the catcher in the rye, he sent the manuscript to robert giroux, at harcourt, brace. In a letter sent to a producer in 1957, author jd salinger explains why his beloved novel catcher in the rye wouldn't work as a play or a movie. Many people don't realize that catcher in the rye was the one and only novel salinger ever published, that he lived the second half of his life in complete isolation, or that the cultish-popularity of its character, holden caulfield, was the twisted inspiration behind the murder of john lennon and the assassination attempt of president ronald. The catcher in the rye is a 1951 novel by american author j d salinger despite some controversial themes and language, the novel and its protagonist holden caulfield have become favorites among teen and young adult readers it is one of the most popular coming of age novels salinger wrote.
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