(NYTimes) - After decades of silence, the famously reclusive writer J.D. Salinger finally had something to tell the world: Leave me alone. It was November 1974, and he briefly stepped out from his secluded life in a small New Hampshire …
A post-script at the end of "Rebel in the Rye" states that legendary "Catcher in the Rye" author J.D. Salinger's seclusion and refusal to publish only made him more famous and revered. It's tempting to raise the curtain on that mystery, but …
It is ironic that films about trailblazing artists are so often filled with cliches. Reclusive author J.D. Salinger (1919-2010) famously forbade anyone from adapting his 1951 novel "The Catcher in the Rye" for the big screen. Shane Salerno's …
While everyone knows J.D. Salinger for his widely-acclaimed masterpiece The Catcher in the Rye, very few are familiar with his other works. His 1961 work Franny and Zooey consists of a short story named Franny and a novella called …
Based on Kenneth Slawenski’s authoritative biography, J.D. Salinger: A Life, it unfolds over a 15-year period from 1939 onwards, and is set in a variety of locales as its ambitious half-Jewish protagonist struggles for recognition as an …
It’s almost too easy to poke fun at Danny Strong’s biopic of J.D. Salinger, Rebel in the Rye, the actor’s directorial debut. Aside from co-creating Empire, Strong is best known for his roles in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Gilmore Girls. Rebel …
The film begins with J.D. Salinger (Nicholas Hoult) stating "Holden Caulfield is dead"! That being said, a young Salinger is trying to find out where he belongs in the world. Convincing his parents that he wants to be a writer, Jerry enters …