He published his final work in 1965, and gave his last interview in 1980.
He died of natural causes on January 27, 2010 at his home in Cornish, New Hampshire.
Later, in Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters, he wrote, "I think I'll hate 1942 till I die, just on general principles." such as "For Esmé—with Love and Squalor", which is narrated by a traumatized soldier.
Salinger continued to write while serving in the army, publishing several stories in slick magazines such as Collier's and The Saturday Evening Post.
The novel remains widely read and controversial, selling around 250,000 copies a year.
The success of The Catcher in the Rye led to public attention and scrutiny, and Salinger became reclusive and led an obsessively private life for more than a half-century.His disgust for the meat business and his rejection of his father most likely influenced his vegetarianism as an adult.In the fall of 1938, Salinger attended Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pennsylvania, and wrote a column called "skipped diploma", which included movie reviews.He also continued to submit stories to The New Yorker, but with little success; it rejected all of his submissions from 1944 to 1946, a group of 15 poems in 1945 alone. He lived in Weissenburg and, soon after, married Sylvia Welter.He brought her to the United States in April 1946, but the marriage fell apart after eight months and Sylvia returned to Germany.; January 1, 1919 – January 27, 2010) was an American writer known for his novel The Catcher in the Rye.He was raised in Manhattan and began writing short stories while in secondary school.The Catcher in the Rye was published in 1951 and became an immediate popular success.His depiction of adolescent alienation and loss of innocence in the protagonist Holden Caulfield was influential, especially among adolescent readers. The success of The Catcher in the Rye led to public attention and scrutiny.His father urged him to learn about the meat-importing business; he went to work in Europe but was so disgusted by the slaughterhouses that he decided to embark on a different career path.He left Austria one month before it was annexed by Nazi Germany on March 12, 1938.