The Catcher in the Rey

Jerome David Salinger, Catcher in the Rye, English Literatur, Chracters in the Catcher and the Rye, BIography of Salinge, Referat, Hausaufgabe, The Catcher in the Rey
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The Catcher in the Rye Jerome David Salinger was born in New York 1919. His father, Sol, was a jew who was in the meat and cheese business. His relationship to his father was distant and he didn´t even bother to attend his funeral. His mother, of whom he was very fond, was Irish Catholic. Being half jewish was a source of enormous conflict for Salinger. The cold relationship to his father, his conflict being half jewish and especially his traumatic experiences in World War II were negative aspects of his life which shaped his personality and his fiction. Salinger is a man of contradiction. He has rigid rules of conduct, but he frequently finds reason to break. For example: With his Buddhist beliefs, he scorned wordly desire, but he was vain about the attention his writing received and he ...

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