Biography J.D. Salinger was born on January 1, 1919 in New York City his full name was Jerome David Salinger. As a child J.D Salinger failed out of his first school. After that he was sent to Valley Forge Military Academy. After graduating from Valley Forge Military Academy he went to New York University for one year then he traveled to Europe. After Europe he returned to continue his education. Before his writing career could take off he served in the army during World War Two. Due to the war Salinger suffered a nerves break down. Salinger returned from war and published four books in the nineteen fifties and sixties. Salinger moved to Cornish New Hampshire to avoid the spot life. He did not publish any more books although he continued to write and lived in Cornish until his death on January 27, 2010. He was 91.
J.D. Salinger's Works
His works include The Catcher in the Rye 1951, Nine Stories 1953, Franny and Zooey 1961 and Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour 1963.
J.D. Salinger's influences and style
Salinger's style in his most popular work The Cather in the Rye is very loose. Instead of the normal style Salinger wrote like a everyday teenager speaks. He is influenced by writers such as Ernest Hemingway.