J.D. Salinger, Author of Catcher in the Rye, Dead at 91

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01/28/2010 1:30 PM |

Jerome David Salinger, whose novels and stories provided generations of postwar readers with a template for introspection, and whose sincere but nevertheless ostentatious seclusion did much to reinforce the mythology of the author in general and his own deeply sensitive work in general, has died from natural causes at his home in Cornish, New Hampsire, aged 91.

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