J. D. Salinger

Standard Name: Salinger, J. D.


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Education Shena Mackay
Her family's move closer to London in 1960 necessitated a change of school: SM was sent to Kidbrooke Comprehensive , which she hated. This intensified her alienation from institutionalised education. She failed most of her...
Intertextuality and Influence Zoë Fairbairns
Having just had a manuscript rejected by Macmillan , she felt sure that Down (which she calls deeply influenced by Salinger 's Catcher in the Rye) was accepted because it was about young man, not a woman.
Fairbairns, Zoë et al., editors. More Tales I Tell My Mother. Journeyman.
politics Alice Munro
After her return to Huron County in 1975, AM became embroiled in cultural politics. Her Lives of Girls and Women was banned from a high school in Peterborough, Ontario, as immoral in early 1976...
Publishing Penelope Mortimer
PM issued Long Distance, a novel which was also carried in its entirety in the New Yorker (something the magazine had not done since J. D. Salinger 's Raise High the Roofbeam, Carpenter, in 1955).
Gordon, Giles. “Obituary: Penelope Mortimer”. Guardian Weekly, p. 26.
Mortimer, Penelope. About Time Too: 1940-1978. Weidenfeld and Nicolson.
Reception Sylvia Plath
The novel initially received favourable reviews. In the New Statesman, critic Robert Taubmann wrote that Victoria Lucas's The Bell Jar was the first feminine novel in a Salinger mood.
Hayman, Ronald. The Death and Life of Sylvia Plath. Heinemann.
Some critics, however...
Textual Production Mary Stewart
MS was bored by modern movements like the anti-novel, the sicks and the beats, but felt there was a place for them: they're trying things out, keeping literature alive and moving.
Stewart, Mary. “Mary Stewart”. Counterpoint, edited by Roy Newquist, George Allen & Unwin , pp. 561-7.
She thought her...
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Zadie Smith
Her subjects include George Eliot 's Middlemarch, Zora Neale Hurston , Franz Kafka , Vonnegut and Salinger as cult figures, Roland Barthes and Vladimir Nabokov (pitted against each other as attacker and booster of...


16 July 1951: J. D. Salinger published what became a cult...

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16 July 1951

J. D. Salinger published what became a cult novel: The Catcher in the Rye, famous for its disaffected teenage hero, Holden Caulfield.

8 December 1980: Mark David Chapman gunned down singer and...

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8 December 1980

Mark David Chapman gunned down singer and song-writer John Lennon (one of the former Beatles ) on Central Park West, New York.

1 July 2009: A book by Swedish Fredrik Colting, 60 Years...

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1 July 2009

A book by Swedish Fredrik Colting , 60 Years Later: Coming Through the Rye (published in Britain that spring), was permanently banned from the USA by a New York court for infringing the rights of...


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