J.D. Salinger

Arts & Culture
8:54 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

Inside J.D. Salinger's House

The loft Salinger slept in when he first moved in.
Sean Hurley

J.D. Salinger was famously private - and his privacy was often famously invaded - by photographers, journalist, curiosity seekers, film makers. 

That Salinger lived in Cornish is well known.  Less well known is that Salinger had two homes in Cornish.  The first house he lived in for 14 years sits on the hill behind the second.  It recently came on the market and I went to talk to its owner about her home - and about her long time neighbor, J.D. Salinger.

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NH News
9:43 am
Thu August 14, 2014

J.D. Salinger's Cornish Home Up For Sale

Zillow listing for Salinger's Cornish home. Photos by Jim Mauchley at www.mountaingraphics.com.

A former home of "The Catcher in the Rye" author J.D. Salinger is up for sale in New Hampshire with an asking price of $679,000.

The Valley News reports the author bought the home in Cornish in the 1950s and later left after separating from his first wife. He remained in Cornish, where he died in 2010 at age 91.

The current owner bought the 2,900-square-foot home on 12 acres in the 1980s. The land once belonged to architect Augustus Saint-Gaudens, and a descendant of his built the house in 1939.

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NH News
12:55 pm
Wed June 27, 2012

N.H. Senate Fails To Override Right to Publicity Veto

Gov. John Lynch's veto of a "right to publicity" bill motivated by J.D. Salinger's family will stand, after the New Hampshire Senate failed to get enough votes to override it.

The bill would have extended the state's "common law right to control the commercial use of one's identity" for 70 years beyond someone's death. It was sponsored at the request of Salinger's heirs who said they were offended by the use of "The Catcher in the Rye" author's image and name on items such as coffee mugs.

Salinger, who died in 2010, spent much of his life in rural Cornish.