Wednesday, September 8, 2021
Trauma. J.D. Salinger has generated curiosity among generations of readers because of his reticence to talk about himself and the reclusive life he led after his writing became renowned. In his novel titled, Sergeant Salinger, prolific writer Jerome Charyn presents an account of Salinger’s life during World War II. Readers are left with the impression that it was the trauma of the war and his personal suffering that led to the quality of Salinger’s writing. The contrast of Salinger before and after the war is developed with great skill and insight. Whether you’re interested or not in a fictional interpretation of Salinger, you’re likely to enjoy this entertaining and finely written novel. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase Sergeant Salinger from amazon.com.