J. D. Salinger

1919 - 2010

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Jerome David Salinger (; January 1, 1919 – January 27, 2010) was an American author best known for his 1951 novel The Catcher in the Rye. Before its publication, Salinger published several short stories in Story magazine and served in World War II. In 1948, his critically acclaimed story "A Perfect Day for Bananafish" appeared in The New Yorker, which published much of his later work.The Catcher in the Rye was an immediate popular success. Salinger's depiction of adolescent alienation and loss of innocence in the protagonist Holden Caulfield was influential, especially among adolescent readers. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of J. D. Salinger has received more than 6,610,269 page views. His biography is available in 83 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 80 in 2019). J. D. Salinger is the 145th most popular writer (up from 190th in 2019), the 120th most popular biography from United States (up from 141st in 2019) and the 10th most popular American Writer.

J.D. Salinger is most famous for his novel, The Catcher in the Rye.

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Among writers, J. D. Salinger ranks 145 out of 5,794Before him are Charlotte Brontë, Eugène Ionesco, Tove Jansson, Aldous Huxley, Haruki Murakami, and Catullus. After him are John Steinbeck, H. P. Lovecraft, Pliny the Younger, Ferdowsi, Lou Andreas-Salomé, and André Breton.

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Among people born in 1919, J. D. Salinger ranks 3Before him are Mohammad Reza Pahlavi and Eva Perón. After him are Edmund Hillary, Mikhail Kalashnikov, Doris Lessing, Primo Levi, Desmond Doss, Nat King Cole, Zhao Ziyang, Giulio Andreotti, and Margot Fonteyn. Among people deceased in 2010, J. D. Salinger ranks 2Before him is José Saramago. After him are Leslie Nielsen, Gloria Stuart, Ronnie James Dio, Tony Curtis, Juan Antonio Samaranch, Éric Rohmer, Dennis Hopper, Benoit Mandelbrot, Lech Kaczyński, and Claude Chabrol.

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Among people born in United States, J. D. Salinger ranks 120 out of 15,968Before him are Ted Bundy (1946), Katharine Hepburn (1907), William James (1842), Harvey Weinstein (1952), Barack Obama (1961), and Sharon Tate (1943). After him are Grace Hopper (1906), Richard Feynman (1918), John Steinbeck (1902), Carl Rogers (1902), H. P. Lovecraft (1890), and Steven Seagal (1952).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, J. D. Salinger ranks 10Before him are F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896), Jack London (1876), Robert Frost (1874), Toni Morrison (1931), Stephen King (1947), and Henry David Thoreau (1817). After him are John Steinbeck (1902), H. P. Lovecraft (1890), William Faulkner (1897), Ray Bradbury (1920), Herman Melville (1819), and Dale Carnegie (1888).