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I Think that JDSalinger is the most talented fiction writer in AmericaHyman Edgar p444 Salinger is an oddity an obsessive who commands respectKazin Alfred p446 These are just a portion of endless quotes which describe Salingers impact on typical modern day literature critic Throughout his career he has turned the heads of many people and has been an inspirational writer for the generations with such books as The Catcher in the Rye and The Glass House JDSalinger was born on the first of January 1919 in New York City to Sol and Mirian Jilich Salinger Salinger had one sister Doris that was eight years older than him He attended public school on Manhattans upper west side His grades where slightly above average There are also reports that he tested to a 104 on an IQ test Salinger was enrolled at thirteen by his parents in Manhattans Highly rated McBurney school They where concerned about his grades He flunked out one year later Salinger was then enrolled in Valley Forge Military Academy in the Pennsylvania Hills It was here that certain biographical facts begin to build up in accounting for Salinger as a writer It was at Valley Forge that Salinger developed a sense of being a misfit of having been sent away to become part of an alien institution and that what is needed what is missed is a larger closer family It was after graduating from Valley Forge that Salinger wrote some of his first works Salinger was deeply emotionalize by World war two This had a great deal to do with his first writings Many of Salingers early stories do not deal directly with the war but a war atmosphere permeates them - and it is not one of patriotism nor is it representative of the kind thought found in so much writing to come out of the war His early stories generally portray characters
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