Presentation on theme: "J.D. Salinger English 1B. About J.D. Salinger a.k.a: Jerome David Salinger Born January 1, 1919 in New York City Died January 27, 2010 in Cornish, NH."— Presentation transcript:
About J.D. Salinger a.k.a: Jerome David Salinger Born January 1, 1919 in New York City Died January 27, 2010 in Cornish, NH Race: White Occupation: Novelist Military service: US Army Signal and Counter Intelligence Corps, WWII
About J.D. Salinger Father: Sol Salinger, was a Jewish importer of cheese and hams Mother: Marie Jillich (Miriam) was catholic
J.D. Salinger Wife #1: Sylvia (m. 1945, div. 1947) Wife #2: Claire Douglas (m. 1955, div. 1967, one daughter, one son) Daughter: Magaret Salinger ("Peggy", b. 1955) Son: Matt Salinger (actor)
About J.D. Salinger When J.D. got married, both sets of in-laws dissaproved and his father generally dissaproved of J.D. J.D. skipped his fathers funeral and later stopped eating meat
About J.D. Salinger After high school, J.D. was drafted to the Army and fought in the bloody battle of Normandy
Writing Catcher in the Rye After getting kicked out of one private school, he got sent to Valley Forge Military Academy in Pennsylvania This Military academy was his inspiration for "Pencey"
Writing Catcher It took ten years to write "Catcher in the Rye" Catcher was the only novel that J.D. wrote He continued writing after catcher but only for himself and not for publication