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J D Salingers life shows an uncanny resemblance to his literature Even within his most well known and most socially accepted piece The Catcher In The Rye there are hints of his life The simplest plot in the book resembled Slingers own life to a tee Salingers Nine Stories was no exception The most elementary knowledge of Salingers life could lead to a connection between him and the book Nine Stories and The Catcher In The Rye are good examples of how Salinger uses his own life to draw inspiration for his Writings Born in New York in 1919 as Jerome David Salinger to an Irish Catholic mother and a Jewish father Salinger was troubled by the fact that he was half Jewish especially when he fought in World War II Salinger was very close with his mother but in turn he had a very cold relationship with his father Morrill His father Sol owned a business of importing meat and cheese from Eastern Europe He pushed his son to make money and achieve high social status He also hoped that he would take over the family business Salinger made a trip to Poland by his father to see the other end of the meat business that his father wanted to push him into The slaughterhouses disgusted him so much that he decided at that moment to choose a different career This conflict with his father ran so deep that when he died Salinger did not even attend his funeral As Salinger grew he flunked out of several schools public and private and finally ended up at a military school He enjoyed the school and liked the structure and discipline that he was taught Throughout his school years Salinger was quite a loner He had friends and was not a complete outcast and yet he still was quite a lonely person He would have friends in school and even become quite close
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