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S is for ... Salinger

If you've ever heard the song "We Didn't Start the Fire" by Billy Joel or read any "Banned Books List", you'll know about Salinger's most notable work, The Catcher in the Rye.

Written in 1951 and given rave reviews by papers such as The New York Times, who said that it was "an unusually brilliant first novel", and spent thirty weeks on the Best Seller's List. It was also banned in several countries, as well as several US schools for it's casual references to sex, prostitution, and swearing.

While Catcher is his most notable, Salinger wrote several other stories before he quit publishing in 1965. These pieces include: A Perfect Day for Bananafish, Nine Stories, Franny and Zooey, Raise High the Roofbeam, Carpenters and Seymour: An Introduction, and the last published was Hapworth 16, 1924.

Salinger died of natural causes on January 27, 2010 and left behind a legacy of brilliant works and honest writing.

(info via wiki)

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