Catcher In The Rye | UssPost.com
January 28, 2010 by USA Post
Catcher In The Rye | UssPost.com:Reclusive author JD Salinger, who died aged 91, was a giant of American literature, whose novel The Catcher in the seminal rye was given to express the pain and despair felt by generations of rebellious youth.
One of the most respected and influential American authors following the success of his 1951 novel and the laconic anti-hero Holden Caulfield, Salinger published nothing after 1965 and have not been interviewed since 1980.
Salinger died Wednesday at his home in New Hampshire, and Harold agency Operator Associates said Thursday the cause of death was not disclosed.
Mystery surrounds a lot of the last five decades of his life. After they dominated the new fame, Salinger retreated from public life, retreating to his home is located on a tree, and covered hill in the small town of Cornish, New Hampshire.
Memoir by his daughter and his ex-lover confirmed that Salinger had written, but there is no indication of any new book, despite appeals from his legions of fans.
Already in 1980 in a rare interview with Sunday Boston Globe in 1980, Salinger said: “I love to write, I can assure you I write regularly, but I write for myself and I definitely want to be alone in this to do.”
News in 1997, which published his latest work Hapworth 16: 1924, published in the New Yorker magazine, was on this point at constant pressure has released the excitement of the world literature. But from the date of publication in the often delayed, with no reason given.
Jerome David Salinger was on New Year’s Eve 1919 in Manhattan, New York, the son of an Irish mother and a father with roots and Polish born Jewish.
As a teenager he started writing stories. In 1940, and the story was published for the first time “and the young of many young people adrift in a magazine story.
Then came America entering the war, and young Salinger was drafted in 1942. Participated in the D-day of storming the beaches of Normandy, and his experiences in wartime, and said to him marked for life.
German woman was married after the war, but the marriage collapsed after a few months, and extended Salinger writing with a passion.
In 1948 he won the short story, A Perfect Day for Bananafish in the New Yorker magazine published, brought him fame and found a family of glass, and his seven children is a rough Seymour friends, Bo Bo, Walt, Waker, Zooey, and Franny, who was the completion of many of his short stories.
But it is Catcher in the Rye, which was published three years later, was to shut down his reputation. This book was an instant success, and even today is still recommended reading in many secondary schools, selling about 250,000 copies a year.
Sixteen-year-old Holden Caulfield adventures and reflections as he makes his way home after his expulsion from the school touched a raw nerve in and fascinated generations of disaffected youths.
However, the novel is also strongly criticized the liberal use of curse words and references are open to sex, which was banned in some countries.
Person’s always, Salinger finds a new glory of oppressor, and in 1953 moved to the sleepy Cornish, hoping to stay in the foreground.
Other sets of short stories or novellas followed, including Franny and Zooey, even published his latest work Hapworth 16: 1924, published in the New Yorker magazine in 1965.
“There is great peace in that publication, this is a peaceful solution,” said Salinger in 1974, when more than 20 years of silence, and breaking in a telephone interview with The New York Times.
“Publishing is a terrible invasion of my privacy. I like to write and I continue to write, but I only write for myself, I am pleased to own.”
In 1955 he was a student youth, Claire Douglas is married and has two children, Margaret, has died. In the memoirs of Margaret dream catcher to reflect on childhood is often painful, and her father described as a despot who held her mother as “almost a prisoner.”
They divorced in 1967 and in 1972 Salinger is the beginning of a long relationship with 18 years), Joyce Maynard, with whom he exchanged messages.
In a sign of the long-standing interest in Salinger, some of the letters he wrote to Maynard for more than 150,000 U.S. dollars sold at auction in 1999.
Salinger stayed there until the end of his life in his Cornish home, and was married to Colin O’Neill since 1980. He is very guarded his privacy, even turning to the courts to stop publication of his letters. He had come to the screen rights to sell the holder refused.
It is one step in the final in July last year when a judge in the United States continued to publish unauthorized suspended after Catcher in the Rye by Swedish writer Frederick Colting.
“There is no more to Holden Caulfield. Read the book again, and that’s all there. Holden Caulfield is just a moment frozen in time”, he told the Boston Globe.
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