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Phil Stalewski Acc Am Lit hr 4 Biography JD Salinger Born Jerome David Salinger on January 1 1919 in New York City New York only son to Sol and Marie Salinger Very little is known about Mr Salingers personal life as he is a firm recluse currently living alone in a cottage in Cornish New Hampshire and is insistent on keeping information about himself private What little is known about him however is rather interesting As a child Mr Salinger lived in Manhattans Upper West Side in New York He attended a few private prep schools each of which he dropped out of for his failing grades As a teenager he attended Valley Forge Military Academy in Pennsylvania Rumor has it that the idea to attend the academy was his For college Mr Salinger attended briefly New York University which he left for refusing to apply himself He also attended Ursinus College and Columbia University where he wrote and had published his first work The Young Folks For eight years following that publication Salinger suffered through rejection after rejection by the magazine the New Yorker until the submission of A Perfect Day for Bananafish in 1948 which flew through the reviews and checkpoints of the magazine staff The only exception to this was the publication of Slight Rebellion Off Madison which ground through the New Yorkers works before being approved two years prior For the next two years after Bananafish Mr Salinger published numerous short stories in the New Yorker as well as a couple of other magazines The single most important work of Mr Salingers career was the publication of The Catcher in the Rye in 1951 The success of the novel was so overwhelming it may have been what caused him to isolate himself from the public eye but he always was a bit of a loner and seemed headed towards seclusion anyway Because of the mystic surrounding him many reporters and
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