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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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