Friday, July 16, 2010

Holden Lives

This day in 1951, J.D. Salinger first published the novel that would be his quintessential work, The Catcher in the Rye.  The novels protagonist, Holden Caulfield, still resonates with adolescents some six decades later as he struggles for control of his own small world, while losing control in the modern larger world around him.

This is one of the few novels that I've read multiple times and it always brings me back to my own youth as I tried to find my own way. 

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