'American Masters' drills deep on J.D. Salinger, the man, tonight

And you might not like what you learn about 'Catcher in the Rye' author

January 21, 2014|By David Zurawik | The Baltimore Sun

"American Masters" drills deep tonight on the life of J.D. Salinger, author of "The Catcher in the Rye."

While it is filled with literary worship for the 1951 novel, it also takes a hard look at a troubled personal life that included a nervous breakdown, a marriage to a German woman believed to have been raised a Nazi and an attraction to adolescent girls that he acted on more than once.

Check out this podcast from my radio preview for WYPR-FM.

"Salinger" airs at 9 tonight on MPT (channels 22 and 67).

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