Catcher in the Rye

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Catcher in the Rye – American Icon The Catcher in the Rye is one of the most significant and dearly held American novels of all time. Though it is now over a half century old, JD Salinger still manages to inspire us with his very personal style of writing and innate ability to capture the timeless sentiments of a young generation. Since it was first published in 1951, Catcher has risen to astronomical popularity, and attained American icon status, a true testament to Salinger’s creative prose. His main character, Holden Caulfield, has found the niche within our population’s literature, a place that denotes where we ascend from adolescence to adulthood. And it is in this place that we have all found an affinity for Holden that transcends generations, as he has drawn us into his world and provided us with a place of cherished self-examination. Holden is not the usual American icon, much like in the way that Huck isn’t because of all the bad choices he makes, or like Gastby, because of his over indulgence and apathy. Rather,
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