Jd Salinger Biography Essay

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J.D. Salinger Jerome David Salinger, also known as Sonny, born on January 1, 1919 in NYC, is an inspiring, renowned American author. His literature, although somewhat criticized, is what created his achievement in life and made him a legend, proceeding his way up the heights of scholarly fame. Regardless of Salinger’s reclusive life, there are many things known to the public. He was the second child and only son of Sol Salinger and Marie Jillich Salinger (Fiene 3609). His mother changed her name to Miriam upon converting to Judaism. Salinger’s father, an importer of meat, was a highly successful businessman (Fiene 3609). This remarkable author has been inspired by his own life, overcoming all the bad experiences in life and carrying the good…show more content…
World War II sparked and Salinger was drafted into the military. He landed on Utah Beach in France on D-Day. Salinger’s duty was to interrogate captured German and French civilians (Fiene 3610). Salinger also continued to write, pounding out his stories on a portable typewriter he carried with him in his Jeep around the European battle theaters (“J.D. Salinger”). These new stories changed his life forever. However, Salinger couldn’t run away from the troubles that come with war, trauma. During this time he met a woman that he fell in love with, but he fell in love with…show more content…
Salinger appears in the novel, Shoeless Joe by W.P. Kinsella. He is a very significant character in this fictional novel. When the protagonist, Ray Kinsella hears voices, he blindly follows instructions the voices are whispering to him. Ray hears a voice that tells him to “ease his pain.” Ray then realizes he needs to ease J.D. Salinger’s pain. Ray searches for Salinger, who is hiding out away from the public due to his novel, The Catcher in the Rye. When Ray finally finds him, they go on an adventure, to baseball games and to Ray’s baseball field which was once a corn field. From there on, Salinger’s pain is indeed
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