J.D. Salinger Primary Sources
Historical documents. What clues can you gather about J.D. Salinger, the time, place, players, and culture?
E-text copies of Salinger's writings.
The 1951 New York Times review.
The 1953 New York Times review of Salinger's second book.
The 1963 New York Times review of Salinger's book.
Time magazine's 1961 profile of the author, who had already begun his retreat into a hermetic life.
A New Yorker essay by Louis Menand on the enduring appeal of The Catcher in the Rye.