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J.D. Salinger: The Early Years

Grades: 9-12
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  • Overview

    This media gallery from American Masters: Salinger features a series of videos that explores how Salinger felt about his writing, his struggle to be published in The New Yorker magazine, and how Holden Caulfield was a reflection of his own life. The associated materials include a background essay, discussion questions and a student activity.

  • Salinger: The Young Writer

    In this video from American Masters: Salinger, learn about the young writer J.D. Salinger from those who were close to him in post-WWII New York City.

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  • Art Imitates Life

    This video examines the events of J.D. Salinger’s young life and the many parallels between his experiences and the experiences of his most famous character: Holden Caulfield.

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  • Salinger's Early Career in New York

    This video from American Masters: Salinger chronicles Salinger’s struggle to get published in The New Yorker.

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  • Source:

    This media asset is from American Masters: Salinger.

    Visit the American Masters Collection for additional resources on J.D. Salinger and other American writers.

    Credits

    Salinger is a production of The Story Factory, Inc., and presented by THIRTEEN's American Masters in association with WNET.

  • Source:

    This media asset is from American Masters: Salinger.

    Visit the American Masters Collection for additional resources on J.D. Salinger and other American writers.

    Credits

    Salinger is a production of The Story Factory, Inc., and presented by THIRTEEN's American Masters in association with WNET.

  • Source:

    This media asset is from American Masters: Salinger.

    Visit the American Masters Collection for additional resources on J.D. Salinger and other American writers.

    Credits

    Salinger is a production of The Story Factory, Inc., and presented by THIRTEEN's American Masters in association with WNET.