Jerome David Salinger is one of the most significant post-World War II American novelists, when he published his The Catcher in the Rye in 1951, he gained immediately a great reputation, especially among younger intellectuals. While little is know about his life because he is a secretive person, his only published novel is widely known throughout the world and is the 3rd most censored book in America. Besides The Catcher in the Rye Salinger has written many stories that have been featured in magazines such as Harper's, Saturday Evening Post, Good Housekeeping, and the New Yorker.
Salinger was born in the fashionable apartment district of Manhattan, New York to a prosperous Jewish importer of kosher cheese and his Scottish-Irish wife on January 1, 1919. His lived with his father, mother, and two sisters in a beautiful apartment on Park Avenue. As a youth Salinger was very standoffish, not to a great degree, but it was noticeable and commented on. When called upon to be social, he could appear to be warm and engaging. He had no problem being the center of attention when amusing his classmates with well-told stories and jokes, but when it was time to go hang out, he usually stayed behind.
Salinger had early, inner conflicts c