Catcher in the Rye

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"Salinger's Reality" Being one of the most widely read authors in the English language, J. D. Salinger has successfully kept himself out of the public eye for most of his career (Grodin 1). Growing up during the times of the Great Depression, the 1920's and 1930's, Salinger never really felt any direct affects from it. His father was a prosperous Jewish importer, and his mother, a Scots-Irish house wife (DiscAut 1). During his childhood, Salinger's family was …

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…w corrupt humanity actually is, and the everyday situations that go by unnoticed. His characters are special in their enlightenment's, making aware different aspects of life. Today, Salinger is still living in seclusion, in a small town in New Hampshire called Cornish. He continues to write daily as well as meditate, and work in his vegetable garden (Maynard 325). His last published work is Hapworth 16, 1924, a short story that was published in The New Yorker in 1965.