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Other Profession(s): Writer
Higher Education: Graduated
Jerome David Salinger was an author from the United States renowned for his 1951 book The Catcher in the Rye. Before enlisting in the military in World War II, Salinger began by publishing a number of short tales in Story magazine in 1940. His much-praised short tale "A Perfect Day for Bananfish" first appeared in The New Yorker, which would go on to print a lot of his later work, in 1948. The Catcher in the Rye was an instant hit with readers; Salinger's portrayal of adolescent alienation and the loss of innocence had a big impact, especially on young readers. The book received a lot of attention and criticism because it was so extensively read and controversial.
In 1941: Salinger had a short career as an operation director and possibly a performer on a Caribbean cruise liner.
In 1945: He entered the Dachau subcamp Kaufering IV.
In 1946: Burnett agreed to assist Salinger in publishing his short stories under Lippincott Imprint's Story Press.
In 1947: He submitted a short story to The New Yorker entitled "The Bananafish".
In 1953: Seven stories from The New Yorker were published in a collection by Salinger.
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Salinger revealed to a few people in the 1940s that he was writing a book with Holden Caulfield, the adolescent hero of his storyline "Slight Rebellion off Madison," and Little, Brown and Company released The Catcher in the Rye on July 16, 1951.
Salinger was hospitalised for several weeks following the fall of Germany and received a diagnosis of combat stress reaction, a precursor to what is now known as PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder).
Salinger made plans to visit Ernest Hemingway, a war correspondent based in Paris, while he was posted in Normandy. Hemingway's writing was adored by Salinger, and the admiration was reciprocal.