J.D. Salinger is a popular American author who has gained a lot of name and fame before his death. He is best known for writing a controversial novel named The Catcher in the Rye in 1951. His fans have an idea that he has got liberal views about everything and had a reclusive lifestyle. Nearly all his publications have become popular and readers like to read them interestingly.
Some other publications that are written by him include Nine Stories, Franny, and Zooey. There is a full volume containing his novels Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters, and Seymour: An Introduction. J.D was writing till the time of his death and his final work Hapworth 16, 1924, was published in The New Yorker. If you want to know more about this famous author here are more details.
Bio Death and Education
Jerome David Salinger was born on Jan 1st, 1919 in Newyork. He died on 27th Jan 2010 and has got two siblings. His father Sol is from a Jewish family of Lithuanian descent while his mother Marie is from Scottish, Irish, and German backgrounds. In 1932 his family moved to Park Avenue and he started studying at private McBurney School. There were a lot of struggles that he was going through and he started writing school papers. During his school days, he was taking care of the fencing team too. After some time his parents shifted him to the Valley Forge Military Academy in Wayne, Pennsylvania. Writing skills were evident since his childhood and he loved to write stories in the middle of the night. He completed his graduation degree from New York University. J.D died when he was 91 years old.
Later Writing and Reclusion
In 1953 J.D started writing Nine Stories that were based on the seven stories he wrote earlier for the New Yorker. His writings started getting positive reviews and it topped the New York Times bestseller list three times. The Catcher in the Rye went on to grab the attention of many readers. In 1953 he started releasing four stories while in 1961 he published Franny and Zooey. Some of his other prominent writings include Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters, and Seymour: An Introduction. These two particular volumes featured short stories and novellas. The epistolary novella Hapworth 16, 1924 is considered his last writing. However, he was not happy with the delay during publications and continued to write only for himself.
Personal Life and Net Worth
J.D Salinger got married to Sylvia Welter and after eight months of marriage, they shifted to the USA. However, their marriage didn’t turn out to be successful and he moved to Germany again. His second marriage happened with Claire Douglas who was a student. The couple is blessed with two beautiful children Margaret and Matthew. They started having some conflicts and decided to get divorced in 1966. At the age of 53, Salinger started a relationship with 18-year-old writer Joyce Maynard. His relationship history keeps getting interesting as he was also linked to actress Elaine Joyce. He got married a third time to a nurse named Colleen O’Neill. The total net worth of J.D happens to be around $20 million.