The Catcher in the RyeBook - 1991
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J.D. Salinger wrote--a lot--but "The Catcher in the Rye" is his only novel, and in 1965 he stopped publishing all together. In 2013, a Salinger biographer wrote that five unpublished works would be released between 2015 and 2020, but several stories leaked which seems to have stopped an... Read More »
(September 2009) Sadder than I remembered; still wonderful. How many expressions of Holden's are still used! Also--the casual storytelling tone :).
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"I swear to God, if I were a piano player or an actor or something and all those dopes thought I was terrific, I'd hate it. I wouldn't even want them to clap for me. People always clap for the wrong things. If I were a piano player, I'd play it in the goddam closet."
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