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The Young Folks was Salinger's first published work, written in 1939 and given to Whit Burnett, later appearing in the March/April 1940 issue[14] of Story magazine.[15] It takes place at a New York cocktail party and details the emptiness of the conversation between a young woman and a male college student.[16]

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JD Salinger was born and raised on Park Avenue, in the fashionable and wealthy apartment district of Manhattan, to Sol Salinger, a wealthy Jewish meat importer and his half Scottish, half Irish Catholic wife, Miriam. The young Salinger, called Sonny throughout his childhood, had a frosty relationship with his father, a cold man who expected Salinger to take over his business when he retired (Salinger failed to attend his funeral and later took up vegetarianism). He also experienced great conflict about his mixed background.

In 1945 Salinger married a young French women, known only as Sylvia, divorcing after just two years together. In 1955 he married Claire Douglas, the daughter of British art critic Robert Langton Douglas. They had two children although Salinger's now obvious reclusive nature (which had begun in 1951 as a reaction to the success of The Catcher in the Rye) had a negative effect on their relationship and they divorced in 1967. His attraction to young women continued in his courtship of the 19-year-old Joyce Maynard, a writer whom he contacted after seeing her photograph on the front of a magazine cover. TV actress Elaine Joyce also moved in with him for a while, their romantic relationship lasting about seven years. Salinger is now married to his third wife, a nurse called Colleen O'Neil and some biographers argue that he lives in the same house he bought back in 1953 in Cornish, New Hampshire. Ever since the late '60s, Salinger has avoided publicity, refusing to give interviews or comment on his work. When he has chosen to make rare statements to the press, Salinger has insisted that the less that is known about the author, the greater the attention that can be directed to the written word.

Written in 2003, The Kite Runner is a stellar example of postcolonial literature. This important novella explores the devastating legacy which is left behind after the effects of an empire. Told from the perspective of a young Afghan boy named Amir, we begin in the year 1985, when twelve-year-old Amir is trying to win the local kite-fighting tournament with his friend Hassan.

During the course of the book, we watch the boys establish themselves as a group and as residents on the island; we see roles be delegated amongst them; we watch them learn how to forage; how to hunt; how to defend themselves, and overcome their fears. Ultimately, we watch these young boys learn the most basic elements of adulthood (in a rather historic sense) and the demands that come with this newfound responsibility.

Jim, a young boy, who helps his mother and ill father run their family inn, sets on the adventure after a new guest at the inn, Bill, is descended upon by his enemy pirates in an effort to murder him and ransack his belongings. However, just before the pirates burst in, Jim and his mother are able to escape with a number of coins and a pouch which has a treasure map hidden inside.

As we watch the girls grow older, each faces their own personal struggles and moral decision-making. Jo, the beloved protagonist, must learn to become more ladylike while pursuing her ambition to become a published author; Meg, the oldest, must put her yearning for wealth to one side in order to follow her heart; Beth, the shy one, must conquer her bashfulness; while Amy, the youngest, needs to overcome her aristocratic pride.


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