Holden Caulfield at Fifty | The New YorkerSince its publication in , The Catcher in the Rye has spawned catchphrases, book-banning campaigns, unauthorized sequels, and untold millions of padded high school English class essays. Before writing Catcher in the Rye , author J. Salinger suggested they publish his new novel instead. So I went to Mr. I gave him the whole story.
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Salinger was born in catcner Manhattan, New York. Holden talks like a teen-ager, and this makes it natural to assume that he thinks like a teen-ager as well. It is characteristic of Holden that although he is crazy about Jane, always wanting to call her. No ducks.
Holden calls his former English teacher, Mr. February 2, He never got mad at anybody! It makes Esther insane.
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Holden Caulfield, the sixteen-year-old protagonist of J. One of the tests to which he puts the books he reads is whether he feels like calling the author up. He is excited about a book by Isak Dinesen and feels like calling her up. He would like to call up Ring Lardner, but an older brother has told him Lardner is dead. He would like to call up Thomas Hardy, because he has a nice feeling about Eustacia Vye.
The Catcher in the Ryeby J. Try These Books Next. And there are characters named Holden Caulfield in other stories that Salinger produced in the mid-forties. The model for the narrator is no longer Holden Caulfield.
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