MYSTERY + MOVIE: Why did J.D. Salinger, author of “The Catcher in the Rye”, suddenly stop publishing?

There must be only a few students worldwide who haven’t read the novel. “The Catcher in the Rye” gained its author, J.D. Salinger, immediate success. Published in 1951 it’s still a bestseller.

“[Salinger’s] depiction of adolescent alienation and loss of innocence in the protagonist Holden Caulfield was influential, especially among adolescent readers. The novel remains widely read and controversial, selling around 250,000 copies a year.” [source]

On January 27, 2010 J.D. Salinger died – at the age of 91. In 1965 he stopped publishing, although he was still writing. In 1980 Salinger gave his final interview. But why that?

A documentary movie tries to track that story from the beginning. The film’s called “Salinger”. Watch the trailer below…

(Video from VISO Trailers)

Salinger
Release Date: 6 September 2013
Genre: Documentary
Cast: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Edward Norton, Judd Apatow
Directors: Shane Salerno
Studio: The Weinstein Company

 

More about that:
J.D. Salinger information

 

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