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J. D. Salinger

Why does Holden not want to have sex with Sunny?

In chapter 13, Holden checks in at the Edmont Hotel and meets an elevator operator who offers to send him a prostitute for five dollars. Holden agrees and begins to contemplate sex, women, and his...

Latest answer posted May 7, 2018 8:23 pm UTC

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J. D. Salinger

What, in JD Salinger's life, most influenced his short stories?

J D Salinger had a fairly privileged childhood but could never rise to his father's expectations. He was not motivated by any desire to perform academically and his only real ambition was to become...

Latest answer posted November 5, 2014 6:00 am UTC

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J. D. Salinger

When J. D, Salinger died, did Holden Caulfield die too? Very sad to hear about the death of the reclusive J. D....

No, of course not. Literary characters never die, so long as there are readers to read their tales. Somewhere in the world, Achilles is dragging Hector's dead body behind his chariot. Hamlet is...

Latest answer posted February 10, 2010 11:06 am UTC

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J. D. Salinger

Did J.D. Salinger have any goals in life? I feel like everyone has goals in life. Although, even after reading...

J.D.Salinger was a famed author and a recluse. I can;t speak to his innermost thoughts about what he might have had as goals in life, but I can suggest a few things that seem likely. Obviously,...

Latest answer posted November 4, 2011 3:29 am UTC

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