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Holden Caulfield

Words to Young Writers

April Brucker | Posted 02.10.2014 | Books
April Brucker

Someone pointed out that the world doesn't always welcome creative people, and adults often discourage that path. What would I tell a young writer? That was a very good question.

Movie Review: Salinger

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.04.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

After all the hype about its supposedly mind-blowing revelations about the late J.D. Salinger, Shane Salerno's Salinger turns out to be a hype -- an overblown, overlong documentary with little that is either truly revelatory or earth-shaking.

WATCH: Holden Caulfield Diagnosed By Psychiatrist

Posted 07.16.2013 | Books

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger was published 62 years ago today. This classic tale of Holden Caulfield, told from the point of view of the pr...

17 Unreliable Narrators In Literature

Posted 02.21.2013 | Books

"If you really want to hear about it..." opens Holden Caulfield's narration in J.D. Salinger's The Catcher In The Rye. Yet can we believe a word this ...

Book Club: Diagnosing Holden

Annemarie Dooling | Posted 12.24.2012 | Books
Annemarie Dooling

Last week when we held our Book Club discussion on Catcher in the Rye, we fell down a rabbit hole called Holden Caulfield. It's difficult not to spend...

10 Awesome Made-Up Literary Couples

| Posted 01.11.2012 | Books

By Amanda Nelson for BookRiot: Miss Liberty Hardy’s hilarious post “Literary Missed Connections” got me thinking about how my favorite litera...

From Huck Finn To Holden Caulfield: Top 10 Outsiders' Stories | Stephen Kelman | Posted 07.25.2011 | Books

Stephen Kelman was born in 1976. After finishing his degree he worked variously as a warehouse operative, a careworker, and in marketing and local gov...

Shepard Fairey On Obama & MOCA's Street Art Controversy

ARTINFO | Posted 07.07.2011 | Arts

CHICAGO-- Last weekend, Shepard Fairey appeared at Art Chicago to greet visitors to his installation of record-cover prints at Robert Berman Gallery's...

J.D. Salinger Never Invited Me Back

Charlie Carillo | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Charlie Carillo

My heart is hammering away as I'm driving up J.D. Salinger's long, snowy driveway, and it hits me like the night train: This isn't how I wanted it to happen.

Worker Worthy Standouts: Part 5 - Art & Books

Wyatt Closs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Wyatt Closs

If beauty is in the eye of the beholder, its even harder to spot when the beautiful object is something that illuminates the voices of workers today. ...

Why 'The Catcher In The Rye' Should Never Be Made Into A Movie | Alex Pareene | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"The Catcher in the Rye" should never be made into a movie. Period. To entertain such thoughts requires the would-be adapter to ignore three strong a...

Holden Caulfield: Depressed, Psychotic and All

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Robert David Jaffee

Caulfield may be a screw-up, more than a savior, but he has a generous heart and should be a paragon for those who believe in good deeds, not acts of violence.

Top 10 Troubled Men In Literature

The Guardian | Tony Parsons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Troubled males have always fascinated me. Nothing gets under my skin quite like a boy or a man -- or a male bear, like Rupert -- who is working throug...

John David California's Novel Attempt to Best J. D. Salinger: Read It and Weep

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
David Finkle

What's missing is the effortless character charisma Salinger provided. It does no damage to the 1951 bestseller. The Catcher in the Rye continues to stand on its own, unassailed.

The Snatcher in the Rye

Laurence Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Laurence Hughes

Salinger's teenage hero, Holden Caulfield, lives on in my unauthorized novel: a mashup combining The Catcher in the Rye and Invasion of the Body Snatchers.

J. D. Salinger Remembered With Gratitude and Suspicion

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
David Finkle

The only book my mother ever forbade me to read was The Catcher in the Rye. Perhaps if she'd used reverse psychology, I wouldn't have become an avid Salinger fan.

JD Salinger

Phil Perrier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Phil Perrier

At 91 J.D. Salinger died, after many years in seclusion. Perfect. What better way for a genius novelist to live his life. Cranky and fiercely private. Just how Holden would want it.

Salinger Is Dead. Happy Now?

Frank Portman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Frank Portman

That's the sort of message you get when you've written a book whose narrator hates "The Catcher in the Rye" and the author of "The Catcher in the Rye" dies.

Mourning J. D. Salinger: An Appreciation From a Glass Family Junkie

Lesley M. M. Blume | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Lesley M. M. Blume

As a sixteen-year-old, I felt that Holden Caulfield's suspicions and black humor and irreverence would inevitably position me as the sort of adult artist I someday hoped to become.

Howard Zinn And J. D. Salinger: Two Heroes

Wendy Block | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Wendy Block

I would never have linked these two icons - Zinn and Salinger. But after both deaths unsettled me similarly, I realized that what I loved about each was his rebellious, idealistic soul.

Holden Caulfield on Banking

Norb Vonnegut | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Norb Vonnegut

Do you get the sense that the banking reform melee is like one massive free-for-all where the combatants, all snarling and backbiting each another, will stymie true and productive reform and turn it "phony?"

Hollywood Eager to Finally F*ck Up Catcher in the Rye

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

Just hours after author J.D. Salinger passed away at his New Hampshire home on Wednesday, Hollywood studios were salivating at the chance to finally ruin his masterpiece, Catcher in the Rye.

Holden Caulfield at 60? No Way, Says J. D. Salinger

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
David Finkle

Salinger might be better off taking the view of James M. Cain, the author of several hot 1940s chart items. Cain, asked once how he felt about what Hollywood had done to his books, said, "Hollywood hasn't done anything to my books. There they all are, up on the shelf."

I Am Holden Caulfield

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Wolff

The best client you could have if you are an intellectual property lawyer is JD Salinger. The second best is JK Rowling.

Right or Wrong: J.D. Salinger Wants Holden to Stay "Forever Young"

Susan Weissman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Weissman

This isn't about J.D. Salinger's right to legally block the publication of a Catcher in the Rye sequel, but about love and reading Catcher in the Rye for the very first of many times.