Definition of J D Salinger from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


J D Salinger

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Jerome David Salinger (1919-2010) a US writer of novels and short stories which were especially popular with college and university students in the 1950s and 1960s. His best-known novel is The Catcher in the Rye. Many of Salinger's short stories were published in The New Yorker. He was famous for his dislike of appearing in public.