Howard Zinn compares his former student, Alice Walker, to Zora Neale Hurston.
Writer and professor Elizabeth Frank describes the novel as a revolt against society.
Actor and producer Edward Norton discusses the novel and the character Holden Caulfield.
Salinger isn't a writer of scenery, he's a writer of characters who strive for sincerity.
J.D. Salinger was part of the Counter Intelligence Corps in Europe during World War II.
J.D. Salinger's spirituality is reflected in many of his works.
David Shields discusses the war's influence on Salinger's writing in this film outtake.
The creator of American Masters talks about its concept and the making of several films.
A.E. Hotchner talks about J.D. Salinger's last short story in Cosmopolitan magazine.
Though classically trained, young Hamlisch knew he was destined for something different.
Marvin Hamlisch seemed destined to become a classical pianist, but he had other ideas.
Marvin Hamlisch had won three Academy Awards but wanted to work on Broadway shows.
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