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Salinger’s Perfect Day

Salinger’s Perfect Day

We have a new review on tap. Rebecca Parton rereads The Catcher in the Rye and gives us her vivid impressions below. J.D. Salinger was born in 1919 and still lives among us. He may or may not be writing new fiction, though we have had various reports over the years that he has created and cataloged numerous works. Unfortunately, we will probably have to wait for his death to see those works. His last published piece was in 1965,…

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Rebecca Parton: To Catch a Phony

Rebecca Parton: To Catch a Phony

The World of Holden Caulfield: Revisiting The Catcher in the Rye      I read J.D. Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye in 1970 as a teenage girl with a disaffected outlook on the world very similar to the narrator and main character, Holden Caulfield. I recall thinking it was a wonderful book I could relate to on many levels: as a child of the 60s, I shared Holden’s disdain for pretentiousness, discourtesy, hypocrisy, regimentation, and social climbing. I longed desperately…

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