Jerome David Salinger, the author of many novels, of which the most well-known is “The Catcher in the Rye”, died on Wednesday, from natural causes, announced his agent.
Salinger was 91 year-old and, at the death moment, he was in his home in Cornish, state New Hampshire, in which he isolated lived from many years.
Salinger was born in New York on 1st January 1919 and he started his career in literature by publishing stories in different magazines.
In 1955 he married Claire Douglas, with whom he had two children, Peggy and Matthew, before their 1967 divorce. (Salinger was also briefly married in the 1940s to a woman named Sylvia; little else is known about her).
The movie “Finding Forrester”, with Sean Connery in the leading role, is based on Salinger’s life.
Among his novels are:
• The Catcher in the Rye (1951)
• Nine Stories (1953)
o “A Perfect Day for Bananafish” (1948)
o “Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut” (1948)
o “Just Before the War with the Eskimos” (1948)
o “The Laughing Man” (1949)
o “Down at the Dinghy” (1949)
o “For Esmé – with Love and Squalor” (1950)
o “Pretty Mouth and Green My Eyes” (1951)
o “De Daumier-Smith’s Blue Period” (1952)
o “Teddy” (1953)
• Franny and Zooey (1961)
• Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour: An Introduction (1963)
o “Raise High the Roof-Beam, Carpenters” (1955)
o “Seymour: An Introduction” (1959)
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