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New J. D. Salinger biography and documentary promise new works by the reclusive author

JD Salinger

Catcher in the Rye author JD Salinger

J. D. Salinger is nearly as famous for his reclusive lifestyle, shunning press and fans of his relatively few titles, as he is for creating the influential narrator Holden Caulfield of Catcher in the Rye. If you’ve already read through Salinger’s body of work and it left you wanting more, you may be in for a treat. According to a new J. D. Salinger biography and documentary by director Shane Salerno and writer David Shields, Salinger left five additional works to be published after his death in 2010, and that some may become available as early as 2015. Read more

Online Answers for “People Questions”

“When you are in need of a short, comprehensive biography of a famous person, there are many online resources available for consideration,” says Joann M. Wleklinski. In her Online piece Get a Life Comparing Online Biography Resources.

Along with Wikipedia, which she calls “a decent resource for a quick, first-look overview of a subject,” she reviews Biography.com, noting that its “content is for the most part reliable, but hardly comprehensive. It seems that a certain amount of sizzle about a person doesn’t hurt the individual’s being represented, either.” See the article for her assessment of general web search engines Google, Yahoo!, and Bing. Read more