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SALINGER, J.D. (Jerome David)

(1919-1910). American writer. Son to a Jewish father, he is known for his short stories and his popular 1951 novel Catcher in the Rye, about an adolescent turning his back on the phoney adult world. In the 1960’s Salinger gave up writing and became a recluse, refusing to see anyone. His novel is still regarded a landmark in American literature.

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