Remembering Salinger

In honour of J.D. Salinger, author of the immensely influential classic The Catcher in the Rye,  the New Yorker magazine’s book blog The Book Bench has posted a series of remembrances: ranging from the analytical to the anecdotal. (Among them you will find an essay by Dave Eggers, author of  the novel The Wild Things which is based on the picture book Where the Wild Things Are by ALMA-recipent Maurice Sendak.)

A great case of crossover literature, The Catcher in the Rye was first published for adults, but has been immensely influential with generations of adolecent readers since it was first published in 1951.

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