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22 Out-of-Print J.D. Salinger Stories You Can Still Read Online — The Airship

FILE - This Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010 picture shows copies of J.D. Salinger's classic novel "The Catcher in the Rye" as well as
FILE - This Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010 picture shows copies of J.D. Salinger's classic novel "The Catcher in the Rye" as well as his volume of short stories called "Nine Stories" at the Orange Public Library in Orange Village, Ohio. Salinger, the legendary author, youth hero and fugitive from fame whose "The Catcher in the Rye" shocked and inspired a world he increasingly shunned, died Wednesday at the age of 91. At left is a 1951 photo of the author. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta, File)

A teenager reads The Catcher in the Rye, then decides to read Franny and Zooey, then wants to read everything ever written by J.D. Salinger — only to discover that there’s nothing left after Nine Stories and Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour: An Introduction. Such “Salingermania” may be a cliche, but it is so for a reason: Salinger’s work has been able to speak to the lost and angsty for generations. The Catcher in the Rye (to use the most well-known example) is one of the few classic novels that can sit a 14-year-old down and say to him or her, “Shit sucks, but I’ve been there too.”

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