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Jerome David Salinger

Jerome David Salinger

Author: Jerome David Salinger

Dates: 1 January 1919 – 27 January 2010

Nationality: American

Title of Book: Sacrilege

You don’t have to be a woman to be pregnant. Nor do you have to be anticipating a child. You are however, anticipating your baby, your creation. You are nourishing it, taking it with you everywhere you go. And by your behaviour, if not a certain Je ne Sais Quoi air of presence, everyone knows you’re pregnant. You’re about to give birth to a new idea, a new creation, a new child whose presence is as Muhammad or Jesus or Einstein or Edison. Everyone knows you’re pregnant with this child, with this baby, with this idea. It is as if though their psychic sense, or whoever it is that taps you on the shoulder to take heed, taps them on the shoulder and asks them to take note of this, know the day you came across this person and their state of pregnancy. It’s something to remember in your future days.

Brief Biography: Salinger was a writer. He won acclaim early in life but led a very private life.