Blog 22

The author I chose for the 4th quarter is J.D. Salinger because I’ve read his most famous book, The Catcher in the Rye, many times and wanted to give his other works a try. His primary form of writings are short stories, some of which found great success and even landed in The New York Times. 9 Stories is what I plan to read for this quarter because it’s a book compiled with 9 of Salinger’s short stories and novella’s. This is different then what I normally read because rather than focusing on one plotline, there are 9,  so it’ll be interesting to see if they’re all connected or not. Some of his more notable works include previously mentioned The Catcher in the Rye, A Perfect Day for Bananafish, and Franny and Zooey. JD Salinger fought in WW2, where he later met Ernest Hemingway. It was during the war that he wrote The Catcher in the Rye and experienced a mental breakdown. After his success, he went into seclusion and didn’t publish anything else for half a century.

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