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J.D. Salinger

1919–2010
Novels, novellas, stories
Works on Greatest lists
Greatest Literature

The Catcher in the Rye (1951)

• Franny and Zooey (1961)

Greatest Novels

The Catcher in the Rye (1951)

• Franny and Zooey (1961)

Greatest Novellas

Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters (1963)

Seymour: An Introduction (1963)

Greatest Stories

• "A Perfect Day for Bananafish" (1948)

• "For Esmé—With Love and Squalor" (1950)

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The Catcher in the Rye

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A Perfect Day for Bananafish

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THE AUTHOR | WORKS | VIEWS AND QUOTES

First appearance of works in book form

1951

The Catcher in the Rye Novel

1953

Nine Stories Nine stories

"A Perfect Day for Bananafish", "Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut", "Just Before the War with the Eskimos", "The Laughing Man", "Down at the Dinghy", "For Esmé—with Love and Squalor", "Pretty Mouth and Green My Eyes", "De Daumier-Smith's Blue Period", "Teddy"

1961

Franny and Zooey Novel

1965

Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour: An Introduction Two stories

"Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters", "Seymour: An Introduction"

 

THE AUTHOR | WORKS | VIEWS AND QUOTES