He breathed his last in his New Hampshire home following a half-century of self-imposed exile. The reclusive author's last interview was in 1980, after which he refused to appear before the media.
Apart from the famous 'Catcher In The Rye', JD Salinger's other works includes short stories such as 'Franny and Zooey', and the well-known 1953 publication 'Nine Stories'.
The 1951 novel 'Catcher in the Rye' is considered as the enigmatic author's magnum opus. Even though the book was written for adults, it soon became popular among adolescents and still remains so.
The book addresses the issues faced by adolescents such as identity and alienation. Even though the work has been challenged due to the use of profanity, sexuality; the novel's protagonist Holden Caulfield is now a cult figure of teenage rebellion and angst.