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J D Salinger

Salinger: The Documentary on PBS

Regina Weinreich | Posted 03.23.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

It's fitting that the 200th episode of American Masters on PBS features writer J. D. Salinger, an author so influential it is hard to imagine the course of 20th century American literature without his imprint of lost innocence in the novel The Catcher in the Rye.

Pulitzer Prize-Nominated Journalist Talks Paranormal, Builds Fort, Connects With Turkeys (VIDEO)

Alexandra Holzer | Posted 11.18.2012 | Weird News
Alexandra Holzer

The Poltergeist Phenomenon is the first and only non-fiction book by Michael Clarkson. He says, "I would stress that I don't believe there's solid proof for them, but I would not say I don't believe in them."

Easy Reader: Ernest Hemingway Writes Good Letters Home and Elsewhere, 1907-22

David Finkle | Posted 03.06.2012 | Books
David Finkle

A large segment of the letters -- the first written when he was not quite 8 -- are juvenilia and could be the sentiments of any young whippersnapper. Yet there are occasional hints at what would become the acclaimed Hemingway mode of between-hard-covers expression.

Salinger Taught Her To Be Trashy

The Paris Review | Jillian Lauren | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

But it wasn't until age fourteen that I met Seymour Glass and fell in love. I read Nine Stories and read it again and found that it left me suffering ...

Salinger-Signed 'The Catcher in the Rye' Up For Auction

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

That rarity, which makes the auction so exciting, also makes it merit scrutiny. And a thing or two about the auction of "The Catcher in the Rye" seem ...

Salinger's Toliet For Sale:

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

It's a hard-to-believe EBay listing: a toilet "PERSONALLY OWNED & USED" by J.D. Salinger. ...

John David California's Novel Attempt to Best J. D. Salinger: Read It and Weep

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
David Finkle

What's missing is the effortless character charisma Salinger provided. It does no damage to the 1951 bestseller. The Catcher in the Rye continues to stand on its own, unassailed.

Catching J.D. Salinger

Pat York | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Pat York

In 1966, on the set of one of my photo shoots, a mature man approached me and started up a conversation, asking me about my accent, and my likes and dislikes. He then introduced himself as J.D. Salinger.

J. D. Salinger Remembered With Gratitude and Suspicion

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
David Finkle

The only book my mother ever forbade me to read was The Catcher in the Rye. Perhaps if she'd used reverse psychology, I wouldn't have become an avid Salinger fan.

Mourning J. D. Salinger: An Appreciation From a Glass Family Junkie

Lesley M. M. Blume | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Lesley M. M. Blume

As a sixteen-year-old, I felt that Holden Caulfield's suspicions and black humor and irreverence would inevitably position me as the sort of adult artist I someday hoped to become.

At Home in the World: An Affair with J. D. Salinger Reveals a Sad, Angry, Predatory Man

Jules Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jules Siegel

Joyce Maynard's dazzling memoir, At Home in the World, reveals the details of her nine-month affair with J. D. Salinger when she was 18 years old.

Salinger Is Dead. Happy Now?

Frank Portman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Frank Portman

That's the sort of message you get when you've written a book whose narrator hates "The Catcher in the Rye" and the author of "The Catcher in the Rye" dies.

JD Salinger, and His Way, Are Dead

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Michael Wolff

A number of months ago, when he roused himself to file yet another law suit against another writer who came too close to him, I wrote a post about JD ...

J.D. Salinger Reviews: The New York Review Of Books On The Legendary Author

The New York Review of Books | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

J.D. Salinger's death has struck a chord around the world as those who grew up with the legendary author reflect on the end of an era. What has been s...

J.D. Salinger (1919-2010): His Legacy Isn't 'Catcher in the Rye'. It's His Glass Family Stories

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

The Glass kids are at the center of Franny and Zooey, the one Salinger book I can re-read every year. With the exception of a short story, it's the last fiction Salinger has published -- and we're talking 1961 here.

Loss of J.D. Salinger Echoes Through Young Authors' Souls

Dwayne Raymond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Dwayne Raymond

Salinger has left the building and the literary world is all the emptier for it.

J. D. Salinger Dead: 'Catcher in the Rye' Author Dies At 91

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

NEW YORK — So what about the safe? The death this week of J.D. Salinger ends one of literature's most mysterious lives and intensifies one of it...

Hollywood Eager to Finally F*ck Up Catcher in the Rye

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

Just hours after author J.D. Salinger passed away at his New Hampshire home on Wednesday, Hollywood studios were salivating at the chance to finally ruin his masterpiece, Catcher in the Rye.

Judge's Review: Salinger Spinoff a `Dismal' Book

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — Federal appeals court judges had plenty of questions Thursday about a Swedish author's so-far unsuccessful attempt to publish a book ...

60 Years Later Blocked: Judge Says No To Salinger Spinoff

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — A Swedish author whose new book was promoted as a sequel to J.D. Salinger's "The Catcher in the Rye" cannot publish it in the United ...

Holden Caulfield at 60? No Way, Says J. D. Salinger

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
David Finkle

Salinger might be better off taking the view of James M. Cain, the author of several hot 1940s chart items. Cain, asked once how he felt about what Hollywood had done to his books, said, "Hollywood hasn't done anything to my books. There they all are, up on the shelf."

I Am Holden Caulfield

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Wolff

The best client you could have if you are an intellectual property lawyer is JD Salinger. The second best is JK Rowling.

J.D. Salinger's Teaching Advice

Nicolaus Mills | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Nicolaus Mills

UVA literature professor Mark Edmundson wants students to have the pleasure and excitement of immersing themselves in a book before engaging in a skeptical dialogue about it.

Right or Wrong: J.D. Salinger Wants Holden to Stay "Forever Young"

Susan Weissman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Weissman

This isn't about J.D. Salinger's right to legally block the publication of a Catcher in the Rye sequel, but about love and reading Catcher in the Rye for the very first of many times.

Third Screen: J. D. Salinger Sues

Vickie Karp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Vickie Karp

When does an iconic image, a shared artistic experience, or a germane public idea shift shape from private and protected to public and open to fair use?