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. Salinger got his start in 1940, before serving in World War II, by publishing several short stories in Story magazine. 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 was influential, especially among adolescent readers. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of J. D. Salinger has received more than 6,856,976 page views. His biography is available in 83 different languages on Wikipedia. J. D. Salinger is the 174th most popular writer (down from 145th in 2019), the 147th most popular biography from United States (down from 120th in 2019) and the 14th most popular 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 174 out of 5,755Before him are Anacreon, Frank Herbert, Janusz Korczak, Stanisław Lem, Abu Nuwas, and Karel Čapek. After him are Petronius, Lope de Vega, Diogenes Laërtius, Dale Carnegie, Constantine VII, and John the Evangelist.

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Among people born in 1919, J. D. Salinger ranks 4Before him are Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Mikhail Kalashnikov, and Eva Perón. After him are Edmund Hillary, Doris Lessing, Desmond Doss, Primo Levi, Zhao Ziyang, Giulio Andreotti, Margot Fonteyn, and Lino Ventura. Among people deceased in 2010, J. D. Salinger ranks 2Before him is José Saramago. After him are Leslie Nielsen, Ronnie James Dio, Tony Curtis, Lech Kaczyński, Gloria Stuart, Éric Rohmer, Benoit Mandelbrot, Zecharia Sitchin, Juan Antonio Samaranch, and Claude Chabrol.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, J. D. Salinger ranks 147 out of 18,182Before him are Jon Voight (1938), Steven Seagal (1952), Frank Herbert (1920), Tupac Shakur (1971), John Wayne (1907), and Judy Garland (1922). After him are Steve McQueen (1930), Will Smith (1968), Johnny Depp (1963), Paul Newman (1925), Josephine Baker (1906), and Humphrey Bogart (1899).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, J. D. Salinger ranks 14Before him are Stephen King (1947), Henry David Thoreau (1817), H. P. Lovecraft (1890), Dr. Seuss (1904), William Faulkner (1897), and Frank Herbert (1920). After him are Dale Carnegie (1888), John Steinbeck (1902), Emily Dickinson (1830), Herman Melville (1819), Pearl S. Buck (1892), and Ray Bradbury (1920).