J.D. Salinger

Salinger

Six Degrees of Salinger

Playing fast and loose with the Six Degrees of Separation game, American Masters looks into its archives to see what the great American writer J.D. Salinger has in common with the lives and careers of 11 other American Masters. Salinger was a fan of Judy Garland J.D. Salinger (1919 – 2010) was a contemporary of […]

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Salinger’s Last Story in Cosmopolitan, “Blue Melody”

Editor, novelist and playwright A.E. Hotchner talks about J.D. Salinger’s last short story in Cosmopolitan magazine in 1948. Salinger gave the manuscript to his friend Hotchner, then an editor at Cosmopolitan, while they were playing poker at the Greenwich Village tavern Chumley’s. An adamant Salinger warned Hotchner that “not one word can be changed.” A […]

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Spirituality in Salinger’s Writing

With references to works such as Franny and Zooey, Uncle Wiggily Goes to Connecticut, and Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters,  J.D. Salinger’s spirituality and struggle to accept living in an imperfect world are are addressed in this film outtake from Salinger. Commentary on wisdom, balance, Zen, Buddhism and meditation in Salinger’s writing comes from writer […]

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Edward Norton’s Analysis of “The Catcher in the Rye”

Actor and producer Edward Norton shares his memories of reading The Catcher of Rye as an adolescent, and his analysis of the character Holden Caulfield and the way author J.D. Salinger uses dialogue and narrative in the novel. Watch Film Outtake of Salinger “The first experience of reading that book is magical,” says Norton of […]

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Shane Salerno, Filmmaker Interview

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, […]