He was soon to move to Cornish, New Hampshire, where he became ever more reclusive. Holden, the opposite of Huck, is an unhappy rich boy who has done a bunk from his posh secondary school, Pencey Prep, in Agerstown, Pennsylvania.
His father, Sol Salinger, sold kosher cheese, and was from a Jewish family of Lithuanian descent,  his own father having been the rabbi for the Adath Jeshurun Congregation in Louisville, Kentucky. Then inthe family moved to Park Avenueand Salinger was enrolled at the McBurney Schoola nearby private school.
Salinger started his freshman year at New York University in He considered studying special education  but dropped out the following spring.
That fall, his father urged him to learn about the meat-importing business, and he went to work at a company in the Austrian city of Vienna and the Polish city of Bydgoszcz. His disgust for the meat business and his rejection of his father probably had a lot to do with his vegetarianism as an adult.
In the fall ofSalinger attended Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pennsylvaniaand wrote a column called "skipped diploma", which included movie reviews.
According to Burnett, Salinger did not distinguish himself until a few weeks before the end of the second semester, at which point "he suddenly came to life" and completed three stories.
In Decemberhowever, the publication accepted " Slight Rebellion off Madison ", a Manhattan-set story about a disaffected teenager named Holden Caulfield with "pre-war jitters". He was hospitalized for a few weeks for combat stress reaction after Germany was defeated,   and he later told his daughter: He lived in Weissenburg and, soon after, married Sylvia Welter.
He brought her to the United States in Aprilbut the marriage fell apart after eight months and Sylvia returned to Germany.
He looked at the envelope, and without reading it, tore it apart. It was the first time he had heard from her since the breakup, but as Margaret put it, "when he was finished with a person, he was through with them.
He spent a year reworking it with New Yorker editors and the magazine accepted the story, now titled " A Perfect Day for Bananafish ", and published it in the January 31, issue. The magazine thereon offered Salinger a "first-look" contract that allowed them right of first refusal on any future stories.
Therefore, he immediately agreed when, in mid, independent film producer Samuel Goldwyn offered to buy the film rights to his short story " Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut ". Scott Berg referred to it as a " bastardization ".
Not only was he expelled from his current school, he had also been expelled from three previous schools. It spent 30 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller list.
Salinger stated in the s that " Jerry Lewis tried for years to get his hands on the part of Holden. Sherwood AndersonRing Lardnerand F. The story " Teddy " features a ten-year-old child who expresses Vedantic insights. As the notoriety of The Catcher in the Rye grew, Salinger gradually withdrew from public view.
Early in his time at Cornish he was relatively sociable, particularly with students at Windsor High School. Salinger invited them to his house frequently to play records and talk about problems at school. After the publication of Nine Stories, he published only four stories through the rest of the decade; two in and one each in and Marriage, family, spiritual beliefs[ edit ] In Februaryat the age of 36, Salinger married Claire Douglas, a Radcliffe student her father was the art critic Robert Langton Douglas.
They had two children, Margaret also known as Peggy - born December 10, and Matthew born February 13, Margaret Salinger wrote in her memoir Dream Catcher that she believes her parents would not have married, nor would she have been born, had her father not read the teachings of Lahiri Mahasayaa guru of Paramahansa Yoganandawhich brought the possibility of enlightenment to those following the path of the "householder" a married person with children.
Certain elements of the story "Franny", published in Januaryare based on his relationship with Claire, including her ownership of the book The Way of the Pilgrim.
Ron Hubbardbut according to Claire he was quickly disenchanted with it. Claire had supposedly intended to do it during a trip to New York City with Salinger, but she instead acted on a sudden impulse to take Margaret from the hotel and run away.
After a few months, Salinger persuaded her to return to Cornish.In “The Last and Best of the Peter Pans,” Holden remains in the background of the story, which began to shape the Caulfield family that would eventually grow into The Catcher in the Rye.
Vincent Caulfield, the narrator of “Peter Pans” is the oldest of the Caulfield children and the model for D.B. in Catcher. Jan 29, · Mr.
Salinger’s literary reputation rests on a slender but enormously influential body of published work: the novel “The Catcher in the Rye,” the collection “Nine Stories” and two. Review: The Catcher in the Rye – J.D.
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Choose from different sets of the catcher in the rye salinger flashcards on Quizlet. Ever since it was first published in , this novel has been the coming-of-age story against which all others are judged. Read and cherished by generations, the story of Holden Caulfield is truly one of America's literary treasures.
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