Salinger published twenty-two stories in various magazines which remain uncollected.
His father, Sol Salinger, sold kosher cheese, and was from a Jewish family of Lithuanian descent,  his own father having been the rabbi for the Adath Jeshurun Congregation in Louisville, Kentucky.
Then inthe family moved to Park Avenueand Salinger was enrolled at the McBurney Schoola nearby private school. Salinger started his freshman year at New York University in He considered studying special education  but dropped out the following spring.
That fall, his father urged him to learn about the meat-importing business, and he went to work at a company in the Austrian city of Vienna and the Polish city of Bydgoszcz.
His disgust for the meat business and his rejection of his father probably had a lot to do with his vegetarianism as an adult.
In the fall ofSalinger attended Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pennsylvaniaand wrote a column called "skipped diploma", which included movie reviews.
According to Burnett, Salinger did not distinguish himself until a few weeks before the end of the second semester, at which point "he suddenly came to life" and completed three stories.
Burnett became Salinger's mentor, and they corresponded for several years. Despite finding her immeasurably self-absorbed he confided to a friend that "Little Oona's hopelessly in love with little Oona"he called her often and wrote her long letters.
In Decemberhowever, the publication accepted " Slight Rebellion off Madison ", a Manhattan-set story about a disaffected teenager named Holden Caulfield with "pre-war jitters". He was hospitalized for a few weeks for combat stress reaction after Germany was defeated,   and he later told his daughter: Salinger continued to write while serving in the army, publishing several stories in slick magazines such as Collier's and The Saturday Evening Post.
He lived in Weissenburg and, soon after, married Sylvia Welter. He brought her to the United States in Aprilbut the marriage fell apart after eight months and Sylvia returned to Germany.
He looked at the envelope, and without reading it, tore it apart. It was the first time he had heard from her since the breakup, but as Margaret put it, "when he was finished with a person, he was through with them.
William Maxwell, the magazine's fiction editor, was impressed enough with "the singular quality of the story" that the magazine asked Salinger to continue revising it. He spent a year reworking it with New Yorker editors and the magazine accepted the story, now titled " A Perfect Day for Bananafish ", and published it in the January 31, issue.
The magazine thereon offered Salinger a "first-look" contract that allowed them right of first refusal on any future stories. Therefore, he immediately agreed when, in mid, independent film producer Samuel Goldwyn offered to buy the film rights to his short story " Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut ".
Scott Berg referred to it as a " bastardization ". Not only was he expelled from his current school, he had also been expelled from three previous schools.J.
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