Pete Seeger (May 3, 1919 – Jan. 27, 2014) helped introduce America to its own musical heritage, devoting his life to using the power of song as a force for social change. Standing strong for deeply-held beliefs, Seeger went from the top of the pop charts to the top of the blacklist and was banned […]
Timeline of major events in the life of writer J.D. Salinger (Jan 1, 1919 – Jan 27, 2010), including his education, relationships and literary achievements. Jan 1, 1919 Jerome David Salinger is born in New York City Jerome David Salinger is the second and last child of a Scotch-Irish mother named Miriam Jillich Salinger and […]
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. The director’s cut of Salinger, with 15 minutes of new material, […]
Introduction from Salinger. Simon & Schuster. 2013. 720 pages. By David Shields and Shane Salerno J. D. Salinger spent ten years writing The Catcher in the Rye and the rest of his life regretting it. Before the book was published, he was a World War II veteran with Post-traumatic Stress Disorder; after the war, he […]
In 1951 J.D. Salinger published The Catcher in the Rye, a debut novel that became one of the best known works in American literature. The book’s beloved anti-hero, Holden Caulfield, had been making appearances in Salinger’s writing since 1941. Follow the milestones in Salinger’s career that led to his most famous book. Click the image […]
It’s the life and times of Billie Jean King in a series of vintage trading cards from American Masters: collect them all!
Take a ride on the Philip Roth Tour Bus and see the sights of Roth’s Newark, New Jersey — his hometown and setting of several of his books, like Goodbye Columbus, Portnoy’s Complaint and I Married a Communist.