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J.D. Salinger

Novelist (1919 - January 27, 2010)
Nationality: American
Private and reclusive, J.D. Salinger was the author of the 20th century classic The Catcher in the Rye. The novel revolutionized the genre of the confessional protagonist at odds with the world, and continues to influence writers of all ages.
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A Worn Path

  • Short story 1941
Described by the author as a story about how a writer works, Eudora Welty's "A Worn Path" is frequently included on the reading lists of literature classes. There are many interpretations readers can make from the tireless protagonist's determination.

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