Salinger 's The Great Gatsby Essay

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Salinger The Great Is J.D Salinger possibly the best author to come out of the Beat Generation? The Catcher in the Rye by J.D Salinger was one of the most famous book in the early 1950’s when it came out. (Need help on intro paragraph) Jerome David Salinger, also known as J.D Salinger was an American born author, born on January 1, 1919 in Manhattan, New York. He later died of natural causes on January 29, 2010 in Cornish, New Hampshire. He was the second child and only boy of Miriam Jillich Salinger, an Irish woman, and Sol Salinger, a Jewish father. From day one, he was given the nickname Sonny. He was raised in a Jewish household, but his parents weren’t very religious. Salinger attended McBurney High School in the Upper West of Manhattan when his family to move to 1133 Park Avenue in New York City. At the age of 13 his father sent him to Valley Forge Military Academy in Pennsylvania for flunking classes and having below average grades. Here he would later become the literary editor of the yearbook. After graduating in 1936, from Valley Forge, he later went on to New York University at the Washington campus. The following year he dropped out of NYU due to poor grades and traveled with his father to Austria and Poland, where he learned a bit of German and gained understanding of his father’s import business.
After returning to the states from abroad, he then attended Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pennsylvania in 1938, where he ended up writing for their…

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