The life of one of the 20th century's most influential writers, J.D. Salinger, has always been a mystery. Despite becoming a literary rock star thanks to Catcher in the Rye, the author was also a recluse for 60 years. And up until his death in 2010, he fiercely prevented anything intimate from being written about him. But now, a brand new biography -- and PBS documentary set to air around January 2014 -- will shed light on Salinger's at times disturbing, extraordinary life.
Simon & Schuster has acquired The Private War of J.D. Salinger, an oral biography compiled by author David Sields and filmmaker-screenwriter Shane Salerno. They say it will "be the foundational book on one of the most beloved and most puzzling figures of the 20th century. ... Many of us who read The Catcher in the Rye have ... wished we could know the author better. Now, we finally can." Wow! Here, 5 strange, intriguing aspects of Salinger's life we're looking forward to learning more about ...
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