J.D. Salinger Died at the age of 91

I can still remember his book The Catcher in the Rye. The English was hard to read at that age nevertheless I was instantly deeply moved by the book without knowing why it did, I was still fairly young (high school). After this successful book he has hardly written anything else. In his whole life he wrote one novel, three volumes of stories. The success of the book is explained as;

For decades that book was a universal rite of passage for adolescents, the manifesto of disenchanted youth.

The hero Holden Caulfield was the original angry but also sensitive young man in this book.

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