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09 April 2012

For JD Salinger Fans In the NJ/NY Area: April 12, 2012


BROOKDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE PRESENTS
“HOLDEN CAULFIED: WAR HERO”
KEYNOTE ADDRESS BY KENNETH SLAWENSKI



THE TENTH ANNUAL
CENTER FOR WORLD WAR II STUDIES
CONFLICT RESOULTION FORUM
THURSDAY APRIL 12, 2012—7-9 PM
WARNER STUDENT LIFE CENTER
NAVESINK ROOMS I and II
(Free parking in Lot 6 or 7)
Admission: $10.00 community, $5.00 students
Free for Brookdale Students
TO PRE-REGISTER CALL (732) 224-2315

Few people know of J. D. Salinger’s combat experience during World War II, but in many ways Salinger’s experiences during D-Day, the Battle of the Bulge, and then working in Army intelligence in occupied Germany helped shape Salinger the writer and had a huge impact on his most famous character—Holden Caulfied. Kenneth Slawenski author of the national best seller J.D. Salinger: A Life will address this aspect of Salinger (and Holden’s) psyche. There will also be a panel discussion of combat veterans who are writers featuring Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation poet (2011 New Jersey Poet’s Prize winner) and author of Smoke Signals and Sam’s Place Charles H. Johnson and former Brookdale student and author of The Song Each Bullet Sings: The Story of Operation Iraqi Freedom Through the Eyes of One Marine, Matthew Craw.

For more information contact Marc David Bonagura, Associate Professor of English, Brookdale Community College (732)224-1985 or 
  
Praise for J.D. Salinger: A Life—“The reclusive Salinger...seems to have found that ideal reader in...Kenneth Slawenski author of a new life of Salinger that is earnest, sympathetic and perceptive.” — The New York Times

“Sympathetic and insightful…Slawenski has written a terrific literary biography, one that jolts the reader into realizing why Catcher connects with readers 60 years after its publication” — USA Today
 
"Slawenski has greatly fleshed out and pinned down an elusive story with precision and grace." — Chicago Sun-Times

           "J.D. Salinger: A Life is an invaluable contribution to our knowledge of the man, his
           demons and the literary legacy that was his most unselfish gift." — People

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