While J.D. Salinger still receives acclaim for his novel The Catcher in the Rye, few Americans know about the regret he felt after writing it. The Catcher in the Rye was a huge success for the aspiring writer, but that fame came at a price. A new biography and accompanying documentary explore Salinger’s life and the experiences that inspired him to write as well as those that led him to desire a more private existence. Listen to learn more about J.D. Salinger’s life, the effect The Catcher in the Rye had on him and on America, and the release of previously unpublished works that may shed new light on this reclusive American author.
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