J.D Salinger, author of “The Catcher In The Rye”, was 91 years old before his death, on the 27th of January 2010. He published his well known book in 1951. He was a recluse (a man isolated from the rest of the society, because of various reasons). He participated in World War II.
He didn’t like people going after him or being the centre of attention. His books, especially “The Catcher in the Rye”, inspired many teenagers of the time, and were often the centre of considerable controversy. This novel in particular is still a popular choice in classrooms around the world, as the current Year 9 at Escaan can testify!
“The Catcher in the Rye” describes the life of an American teenager and his experiences in the city of New York in the early 1950′s, after being expelled from his school. The book is written in first person by the teenager Holden Caulfield. This character had been used by Salinger in previous stories, which is one of the reasons people anxiously awaited for the book’s publication. Now the world waits to see what other literature the publicity-shy man has left us as his legacy…
By Gonzalo Escudero (Year 9)