A.E. Hotchner, a former friend of Salinger and former editor at Cosmopolitan, reveals why Salinger was furious about the publication of "Blue Melody" in 1948.
Wisdom, balance, Zen, Buddhism and meditation in Salinger's writing are discussed by writer David Shields, actor Edward Norton, Bookworm radio host Michael Silverblatt and teacher Mark Howland.
Touching a nerve in readers and critics alike, J.D. Salinger's first novel was "a very revolutionary book for the American of the early 1950's," according to Elizabeth Frank, a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and professor.
Actor and producer Edward Norton gives his analysis of the character Holden Caulfield and the novel's dialogue in this film outtake from Salinger.
In this film outtake, writer David Shields discusses the relationship between Salinger's writing and his grisly experience of World War II.
J.D. Salinger served in the U.S. Army's Counter Intelligence Corps (CIC) in Europe during World War II, all the while working on his first novel, The Catcher in the Rye. The bonds he formed with fellow corps members would last a lifetime.
Filmmaker Shane Salerno dedicated ten years of his life to answering three questions about the elusive, yet famous writer, J.D. Salinger. In this interview with the writer and director of Salinger, find out what inspired Salerno, and what it took to find the answers.
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