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Catcher in the Rye

6 Types of Aggravating Readers

Steven Petite | Posted 07.15.2014 | Books
Steven Petite

There are certain types of book readers that tend to take it too far. There are times in conversations about novels where the only thing running through the mind is, "Come on, seriously?" or "Oh not this again," or the best of them all, "I wish you didn't know how to read."

Salinger Documentary by Shane Salerno, a Revealing Homerun

Carole Mallory | Posted 03.25.2014 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

Shane Salerno succeeds in solving the riddle of J.D. Salinger's reclusive behavior. Salinger chose to be a recluse when it suited his needs. Folks int...

Here's What 'The Catcher In The Rye' Can Teach You About Life

Posted 05.01.2014 | Books

Today marks the 95th anniversary of J.D. Salinger's birth. The famously reclusive author, known for penning The Catcher in the Rye and Franny and Zooe...

One Can Never Be Too Rich, Too Thin, or Have Too Many Museums

Edward Goldman | Posted 10.27.2013 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Several years ago, I visited Berlin for eight days, and spent most of my time there going from one museum to another. Still, considering that there ...

J. D. & Me

Doug Bradley | Posted 10.26.2013 | Fifty
Doug Bradley

We all have our own Catcher in the Rye stories, personal testimonies on how the book and its flippant narrator spoke to us, personally and intimately, about "phoniness" and lies and the importance of loyalty.

More Books Coming From 'Catcher In The Rye' Author: Report

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 10.25.2013 | Books

NEW YORK — The authors of a new J.D. Salinger biography are claiming they have cracked one of publishing's greatest mysteries: What "The Catcher...

More Books Coming From 'Catcher In The Rye' Author

The New York Times | Posted 10.25.2013 | Books

LOS ANGELES -- J. D. Salinger may not be done publishing after all, according to claims in a new film and book set for release next week....

Holden Caulfield: The Loneliest Playa In Literature

Posted 07.31.2013 | Comedy

On this week's episode of Thug Notes, Sparky Sweets, PhD discusses J.D. Salinger's The Catcher In The Rye, analyzing the story of Holden Caulfield, th...

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...

Coming of Age

Write for the Future | Posted 07.10.2013 | College
Write for the Future

by Alec Harris I entered seventh grade with a mustache that made me look like I was 30. My thin legs made me ripe for the nickname of Frog. Then my...

Joseph Gordon-Levitt's Cutest Role Ever

Posted 03.22.2013 | TV

Long before he was starring in every other box office hit, Joseph Gordon-Levitt was just an enthusiastic kid with a love of trivia ... and long hair. ...

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 ...

The 10 Most Important Life Lessons From High School Required Reading

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 02.04.2013 | Teen

The most important things you take away from high school are generally learned outside the classroom -- chances are, you won't remember anything from ...

Remembering A Time When I Actually Liked Winter

Tom Cramer | Posted 03.26.2013 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

It's January, and so far in Chicago we've had a relatively mild winter. There has been almost no snow. Yet I have grown to hate winter as the years go by, and I still can't wait for it to be over.

9 Required High School Reads that Ended Up My All-Time Favorites

Karielle Stephanie Gam | Posted 01.30.2013 | Teen
Karielle Stephanie Gam

These 9 fabulous books are my ALL-TIME favorites, meaning they mingle with the brilliance of Harry Potter and The Hunger Games, and are currently up in my mental "to read... again and again and again" bookshelf.

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...

HuffPost Book Club: Catcher In The Rye

Posted 10.17.2012 | Books

Welcome to the discussion page for The Catcher In The Rye. Scroll down to meet the editors you'll be hearing from, and watch our video discussions, re...

Our Next Book Club Pick

Maddie Crum | Posted 12.05.2012 | Books
Maddie Crum

Our next selection came down to the closest vote in the (relatively short) history of HuffPost Book Club

WATCH: The Bane of Banned Books

Bill Moyers | Posted 12.01.2012 | Books
Bill Moyers

Even in this modern day and age, some folks in communities across America are saying: "No. That Book ISN'T For You" and for reasons that have nothing to do with the community, the school, or the reader -- and everything to do with prejudice.

20 Things To Do Before You Turn 20!

The Huffington Post | Hannah Orenstein | Posted 07.13.2012 | Teen

There's a reason that teen movies are so full of awesome adventures and misadventures -- being a teenager is the perfect time for those fun, crazy thi...

Girl in Progress : Coming into Character

Izzy Stambler | Posted 07.14.2012 | Teen
Izzy Stambler

This film is a coming-of-age story with a single mother, Grace, trying to raise her daughter Ansiedad. In this story, Ansiedad studies other coming-of-age stories in order to create her own.

Does Catcher In The Rye Brainwash People?

TruTV.com | Posted 04.04.2012 | Weird News

The Catcher in the Rye, a novel about an adolescent boy's contempt for humanity, has been linked to assassins Mark David Chapman, John Hinckley and Le...

J.D. Salinger Revisited: "Young Girl, Get Out of My Mind"

Will Weaver | Posted 03.31.2012 | Books
Will Weaver

As we pass the two-year anniversary of J.D. Salinger's death, why is it that no one remarks on the obvious? In his life and in his fiction, Salinger had a predilection for young girls and women that, at least from a 21st century lens, does not seem all that healthy.

What We've Learned About J.D. Salinger Since His Death

Kenneth Slawenski | Posted 03.28.2012 | Books
Kenneth Slawenski

The author, who was famous for demanding control over every detail of his work while living, is still in control. Two years on, we are no closer to cementing Salinger's legacy than we were on the day that he died.

Easy Reader: Ernest Hemingway Writes Good Letters Home and Elsewhere, 1907-22

David Finkle | Posted 03.06.2012 | Books
David Finkle

A large segment of the letters -- the first written when he was not quite 8 -- are juvenilia and could be the sentiments of any young whippersnapper. Yet there are occasional hints at what would become the acclaimed Hemingway mode of between-hard-covers expression.