Jerome David "J. D." Salinger (19192010) was an American author known for the classic novel ''Literature/TheCatcherInTheRye'', as well as many short stories, two of which form his novella ''Literature/FrannyAndZooey''. He was famous for being reclusive and having numerous relationships with women in their late teens and early twenties, including writer Joyce Maynard.
!!Tropes that apply to J. D. Salinger:
* AuthorAvatar: Seymour Glass.
* BeigeProse: ''The Catcher in the Rye'' could be considered one of the {{Trope Codifier}}s for this. Salinger was a huge fan of Creator/ErnestHemingway, so it would stand to reason.
* CelebrityIsOverrated
* CreatorThumbprint: Young children, often little girls, who are WiseBeyondTheirYears.
* {{Documentary}}: 2013's ''Salinger''
* DoingItForTheArt: Salinger's stated reason for not publishing since the sixties. He wanted to write entirely for himself, unfettered by the demands of a large readership.
* [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes Keep Circulating the Photocopies]]: In his lifetime, Salinger turned down publishers who wanted to republish short stories of his other than those collected in ''Nine Stories''. So fans sought out the magazines in which these stories were first published.
* MarriedToTheJob: As his children report, Salinger would often disappear for ''weeks'' on end in his personal writing shack.
* OnlyKnownByInitials: Real name was Jerome David Salinger.
* TheMovieBuff: Despite Holden Caulfield's hatred of them, Salinger loved them, especially black and white classics.
* ReclusiveArtist: Not completely; by all accounts Salinger had an active social life amongst his neighbors until his death, and would, on very rare occasions, grant interviews to the public. He's just what most people think of when they hear the trope's name.