J. D. Salinger Questions and Answers

J. D. Salinger

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

This is a great question, and like many authors, Salinger does put a lot of himself in his works. It is hard to point to exact items from his personal life since J.D. Salinger has always fiercely...

Latest answer posted June 30, 2008, 10:40 am (UTC)

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J. D. Salinger

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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J. D. Salinger

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

Jerome David Salinger (1919-2010) was born on New Year's Day in Manhattan's West Side of New York City, N. Y. His father, Sol Salinger, was a native of Lithuania and a Jew; his mother, Marie...

Latest answer posted October 21, 2011, 1:42 am (UTC)

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