Summary Of ' Salinger 's ' The Catcher Rye And Franny ' And Zooey '

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American writer’s haven’t only impacted this country, but the world as a whole. Specifically, J.D. Salinger. He is a well-known author who has wrote many influential books such as The Catcher in the Rye and Franny and Zooey. Salinger’s childhood, education, significant people, major influences,and historical events have all had an impact on how he became the face of a literary movement as well as his contributions to the art of American Literature.
Jerome David Salinger was born on January 1, 1919 in New York CIty. His mother, Mariam Salinger, and father, Sol Salinger, also had another child, Doris Salinger, many years after they had Jerome. Mariam was a former school teacher and Sol sold kosher cheese for a living. J.D. was very close to his mother, for he dedicated his first book for her: The Catcher in the Rye. Raised in Manhattan, Jerome went to several high schools such as a private preparatory school known as McBurney, and then after, Valley Forge Military Academy. In result of writing short stories during school while he should have been paying attention at the private prep school, he received bad grades. Because his parents had zero tolerance for failure, he was then sent straight to Valley Forge, where his grades began to improve(Meuller). Even though his IQ was far from that of a genius, J.D. thrived at writing in college and during his adulthood. After graduating high school Jerome was accepted to New York University’s Washington Square College, but he was not…
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