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Imagine this you write a novel and it is banned All that hard work down the drain To JD Salinger and SE Hinton this is not a figment of their imagination This IS reality Salingers Catcher in The Rye and Hintons The Outsiders have been banned in many school districts and public libraries These two mistreated novels each of the authors most famous are proof of their literary greatness Their greatness can be found in their literary style Although these authors are similar in some aspects they are dissimilar in othersThe first way to compare and contrast Hinton and Salinger is to discuss them as human beings Jerome David Salinger was born on January 1 1919 in New York City He is the son of a Jewish father and an Irish mother the second of two children He graduated from Valley Forge Military Academy in 1936 where his IQ was recorded as 115 In the next few years he attended sporadically a number of colleges including New York University without completing a program for a degree In 1937-38 he made a brief visit to Austria and Poland in the service of his fathers meat-import business Shortly after he found his way into a short-story writing class taught by Whit Burnett Columbia In 1940 at the age of 21 he published his first story The Young Folks in Burnetts Story Magazine Eleven years later Salinger published Catcher in The Rye his most famous novel In 1955 Salinger married Claire Douglas and settled in Cornish New Hampshire they had a daughter in 1955 and a son in 1960 By the age of 17 Susan Eloise Hinton was a published author She was born on April 22 1949 in Tulsa Oklahoma Since the narrator in The Outsiders was a boy Hintons publishers suggested that she publish under the name of SE Hinton they feared their readers wouldnt respect a macho story written by a woman Today Hinton says
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