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JD Salinger
Born: Jerome David Salinger, Manhattan, New York, 1st January, 1919, died in New Hampshire on January 28, 2010.

JD Salinger was born and raised on Park Avenue, in the fashionable and wealthy apartment district of Manhattan, to Sol Salinger, a wealthy Jewish meat importer and his half Scottish, half Irish Catholic wife, Miriam. The young Salinger, called Sonny throughout his childhood, had a frosty relationship with his father, a cold man who expected Salinger to take over his business when he retired (Salinger failed to attend his funeral and later took up vegetarianism). He also experienced great conflict about his mixed background.

After an unsettled education at various private schools, he was sent to Valley Forge Military Academy, Pennsylvania in 1934 and although he started off enjoying the change, the experience was not a successful one and Salinger left just two years later. He travelled in Europe in his late teens before attending Ursinus College and New York University, where he fell in love with an older women, Oona O'Neill, who was later to marry Charlie Chaplin. He also attended a short story course under the tutor Whit Burnett who was also the editor of Story Magazine, which published Salinger's first short story, The Young Folks in 1940. Although a charismatic and funny classmate who often played the fool, Salinger was noted as being the charming loner, the kid who chose his own company above those of his friends, a trait which was to have a dramatic effect on his life in later years.

With the arrival of the Second World War, Salinger was drafted into the infantry and became involved in one of the bloodiest invasions of the conflict; the Battle of Normandy. In the first couple of weeks, 75% of the soldiers in his unit (The Twelfth Infantry Regiment) died and that period witnessed some of the biggest blunders made by Allied generals. Salinger managed to continue writing throughout the war, even meeting Ernest Hemingway in Paris. His experiences of serving in the American military were fictionalised in his story, For Esme - With Love and Squalor.

In 1945 Salinger married a young French women, known only as Sylvia, divorcing after just two years together. In 1955 he married Claire Douglas, the daughter of British art critic Robert Langton Douglas. They had two children although Salinger's now obvious reclusive nature (which had begun in 1951 as a reaction to the success of The Catcher in the Rye) had a negative effect on their relationship and they divorced in 1967. His attraction to young women continued in his courtship of the 19-year-old Joyce Maynard, a writer whom he contacted after seeing her photograph on the front of a magazine cover. TV actress Elaine Joyce also moved in with him for a while, their romantic relationship lasting about seven years. Salinger is now married to his third wife, a nurse called Colleen O'Neil and some biographers argue that he lives in the same house he bought back in 1953 in Cornish, New Hampshire. Ever since the late '60s, Salinger has avoided publicity, refusing to give interviews or comment on his work. When he has chosen to make rare statements to the press, Salinger has insisted that the less that is known about the author, the greater the attention that can be directed to the written word.


21 [Under-published] stories

The Young Folks
Story XVI, March-April 1940, pages 26-36

Go See Eddie
The Kansas Review VII, December 1940, pages 121-124

The Hang of It
Collier's CVIII, July 12 1941, page 22

The Heart of a Broken Story
Esquire XVI, September 1941, Page 32, 131-133

The Long Debut of Lois Taggett
Story XXI, September/October 1942, pages 28-34

Personal Notes on an Infantryman
Collier's CX, December 12 1942, page 96

The Varioni Brothers
Saturday Evening Post CCXVI, July 17 1943, pages 12-13, 76-77

Both Parties Concerned
Saturday Evening Post CCXVI, February 26 1944, pages 14, 47
Originally to be titled Wake Me When it Thunders

Soft Boiled Sergeant
Saturday Evening Post CCXVI, April 15 1944, pages 18, 32, 82-85
Originally to be titled Death of a Dogface

Last Day of the Last Furlough
Saturday Evening Post CCXVII, July 15 1944, pages 26-27, 61-62, 64

Once a Week Won't Kill You
Story XXV, November/December 1944, pages 23-27

A Boy in France
Saturday Evening Post CCXVII, March 31 1945, pages 21, 92

Story XXV, March/April 1945, pages 38-47

This Sandwich Has No Mayonnaise
Esquire XXIV, October 1945, pages 54-56, 147-149

The Stranger
Collier's CXVI, December 1 1945, pages 18, 77

I'm Crazy
Collier's CXVI, December 22 1945, pages 36, 48, 51

Slight Rebellion Off Madison
The New Yorker 22, December 1946, 76-79 or 82-86

A Young Girl in 1941 with No Waist at All
Mademoiselle 25, May 1947, pages 222-223, 292-302

The Inverted Forest
Cosmopolitan, December 1947, pages 73-109

A Girl I Knew
Good Housekeeping 126, Feb 1948, pages 37, 186-196
Originally to be titled Wien, Wien

Blue Melody
Cosmopolitan, September 1948, pages 50-51, 112-119
Originally to be titled Scratchy Needle on a Phonograph Record


The Catcher in the Rye
Boston: Little, Brown, 1951, 277 pages


Nine Stories
Boston: Little, Brown, 1953, 302 pages

A Perfect Day for Bananafish
The New Yorker, January 31, 1948, pages 21-25

Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut
The New Yorker, March 20, 1948, pages 30-36

Just Before the War with the Eskimos
The New Yorker, June 5, 1948, pages 37-40, 42, 44, 46

The Laughing Man
The New Yorker, March 19, 1949, pages 27-32

Down at the Dinghy
Harpers CXCVIII, April, 1949, pages 87-91

For Esmé - with Love and Squalor
The New Yorker, April 8, 1950, pages 28-36

Pretty Mouth and Green my Eyes
The New Yorker, July 14, 1951, pages 20-24

De Daumier-Smith's Blue Period
World Review XXXIX, May, 1952, pages 33-48

The New Yorker, January 31, 1953, pages 26-34, 36, 38, 40-41, 44-45


Franny and Zooey
Boston: Little, Brown, 1961, 201 pages

The New Yorker, January 29, 1955, pages 24-32, 35-36, 38, 40, 42-43

The New Yorker, May 4, 1957, pages 32-42, 44, 47-48, 50, 52, 54, 57-59, 62, 64, 67-68, 70, 73-74, 76-78, 80-82, 87-90, 92-96, 99-102, 105-106, 108-112, 115-122, 125-139


Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour: An Introduction
Boston: Little, Brown, 1963, 248 pages

Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters
The New Yorker, November 19, 1955, pages 51-58, 60, 62, 65-66, 70, 72-74, 76, 78-80, 83-84, 86, 88-90, 92, 94-98, 101-102, 104-105, 107-112, 114-116

Seymour: An Introduction
The New Yorker, June 6, 1959, pages 42-52, 54, 57, 60, 62, 64, 66-68, 71-72, 74, 76-78, 80, 82, 84, 89, 90-102, 105-116, 119


Hapworth 16, 1924
The New Yorker, June 19, 1965, pages 32-113