'Catcher in the Rye' author J.D. Salinger dies

By Bart Barnes
Special to The Washington Post
Thursday, January 28, 2010; 2:09 PM

J.D. Salinger, 91, a celebrated author and enigmatic recluse whose 1951 novel "The Catcher in the Rye" became an enduring anthem of adolescent angst and youthful rebellion and a classic of 20th-century American literature, has died at his home in Cornish, N.H.

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