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* 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. At the time of his death, he had a safe full of manuscripts, with detailed instructions on how and when they were be released to the public.



* [[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.



* ReclusiveArtist: Salinger was quite possibly the author embodiment of this trope. The New York Times reported that "Not even a fire that consumed at least half his home" could smoke him out, and is said to have been equally famous for having elevated privacy to an art form.

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* ReclusiveArtist: Salinger was quite possibly the author embodiment of this trope. The New York Times reported that "Not even a fire that consumed at least half his home" could smoke him out, and is said to have been equally famous for having elevated privacy to an art form. Though 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.


Jerome David "J. D." Salinger (January 1, 1919 January 27, 2010) 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.

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[[quoteright:350:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/2f067ddb3698e08a4c784cc0fdf5903e.jpg]][[caption-width-right:350: ''[[Literature/TheCatcherInTheRye I can't explain what I mean. And even if I could, I wouldn't feel like it.]]'']] Jerome David "J. D." Salinger (January 1, 1919 January 27, 2010) 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.

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* ReclusiveArtist: Salinger was quite possibly the author embodiment of this trope. The New York Times reported that "Not even a fire that consumed at least half his home" could smoke him out, and is said to have been equally famous for having elevated privacy to an art form.


* GreyAndGrayMorality: No ones perfect, no one is horrible. Its a complex world with complex people.

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* GreyAndGrayMorality: No ones one's perfect, no one is horrible. Its It's a complex world with complex people.

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* GreyAndGrayMorality: No ones perfect, no one is horrible. Its a complex world with complex people.


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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVsCynicism: In the middle.


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.

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Jerome David "J. D." Salinger (19192010) (January 1, 1919 January 27, 2010) 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.


* 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.



* 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.

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* OnlyKnownByInitials: Real name was Jerome David Salinger.


* 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. Also, reading through ''The Catcher in the Rye'', you would know that Holden would hate anything other than honest language.

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* 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. Also, reading through ''The Catcher in the Rye'', you would know that Holden would hate anything other than honest language.


* BeigeProse: Catcher in the Rye could be considered one of the Trope Codifiers of this. Salinger was a huge fan of ErnestHemingway so it would stand to reason. Also, reading through Catcher in the Rye, you would know that Holden would hate anything more than honest language.

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* BeigeProse: ''The Catcher in the Rye Rye'' could be considered one of the Trope Codifiers of {{Trope Codifier}}s for this. Salinger was a huge fan of ErnestHemingway Creator/ErnestHemingway, so it would stand to reason. Also, reading through ''The Catcher in the Rye, Rye'', you would know that Holden would hate anything more other than honest language.


J. D. Salinger (1919-2010) was the author of ''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.

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J.Jerome David "J. D. " Salinger (1919-2010) (19192010) was the an American author of 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.


* BeigeProse: Catcher in the Rye could be considered one of the Trope Codifiers of this. Salinger was a huge fan of [[Creator ErnestHemingway]] so it would stand to reason. Also, reading through Catcher in the Rye, you would know that Holden would hate anything more than honest language.

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* BeigeProse: Catcher in the Rye could be considered one of the Trope Codifiers of this. Salinger was a huge fan of [[Creator ErnestHemingway]] ErnestHemingway so it would stand to reason. Also, reading through Catcher in the Rye, you would know that Holden would hate anything more than honest language.


* Beige Prose: Catcher in the Rye could be considered one of the Trope Codifiers of this. Salinger was a huge fan of [[Creator ErnestHemingway]] so it would stand to reason. Also, reading through Catcher in the Rye, you would know that Holden would hate anything more than honest language.

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* Beige Prose: BeigeProse: Catcher in the Rye could be considered one of the Trope Codifiers of this. Salinger was a huge fan of [[Creator ErnestHemingway]] so it would stand to reason. Also, reading through Catcher in the Rye, you would know that Holden would hate anything more than honest language.


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* AuthorAvatar: Seymour Glass. Glass.
* Beige Prose: Catcher in the Rye could be considered one of the Trope Codifiers of this. Salinger was a huge fan of [[Creator ErnestHemingway]] so it would stand to reason. Also, reading through Catcher in the Rye, you would know that Holden would hate anything more than honest language.

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