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American Masters

Salinger

An insightful look at the life of J.D. Salinger (1919-2010), the influential writer who stepped away from the spotlight following the success of his 1951 novel "The Catcher in the Rye." Included: his relationship with Oona O'Neill; WWII experiences; and involvement with younger women, including writer Joyce Maynard. The documentary features archival footage and photos; and remarks from friends, colleagues and such admirers as John Cusack and Philip Seymour Hoffman.