J. D. Salinger

1919 - 2010

J. D. Salinger

Jerome David Salinger (; January 1, 1919 – January 27, 2010) was an American writer best known for his novel The Catcher in the Rye. Salinger published several short stories in Story magazine in the early 1940s before serving in World War II. In 1948, his critically acclaimed story "A Perfect Day for Bananafish" appeared in The New Yorker, which became home to much of his later work. The Catcher in the Rye was published in 1951 and became an immediate popular success. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of J. D. Salinger has received more than 5,128,576 page views. His biography is available in 80 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 192nd most popular writer.

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Among writers, J. D. Salinger ranks 190 out of 4,883Before him are Karel Čapek, Jean Racine, Helena Blavatsky, Constantine VII, Saadi Shirazi, and Tomas Tranströmer. After him are Diogenes Laërtius, John Milton, Stéphane Mallarmé, Bram Stoker, Amos Oz, and Naguib Mahfouz.

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Among people born in 1919, J. D. Salinger ranks 6Before him are Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Eva Perón, Mikhail Kalashnikov, Edmund Hillary, and Doris Lessing. After him are Primo Levi, Desmond Doss, Zhao Ziyang, Giulio Andreotti, Fausto Coppi, and Nat King Cole. Among people deceased in 2010, J. D. Salinger ranks 2Before him is José Saramago. After him are Leslie Nielsen, Gloria Stuart, Tony Curtis, Ronnie James Dio, Lech Kaczyński, Dennis Hopper, Juan Antonio Samaranch, Benoit Mandelbrot, Claude Chabrol, and Louise Bourgeois.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, J. D. Salinger ranks 141 out of 12,171Before him are Coen brothers (null), Tupac Shakur (1971), Paul Newman (1925), Jane Fonda (1937), Chuck Berry (1926), and John Wayne (1907). After him are Buzz Aldrin (1930), George Gershwin (1898), Bobby Fischer (1943), Thomas Kuhn (1922), Carl Sagan (1934), and Peter Falk (1927).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, J. D. Salinger ranks 16Before him are William Faulkner (1897), Dr. Seuss (1904), Herman Melville (1819), Ray Bradbury (1920), Dale Carnegie (1888), and Coen brothers (null). After him are Walt Whitman (1819), Henry David Thoreau (1817), Pearl S. Buck (1892), Philip K. Dick (1928), Henry Miller (1891), and Ezra Pound (1885).