J.D. Salinger

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Author of Catcher in the Rye
Post Date: 28th Jan, 2010 - 7:39pm / Post ID: #

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Novelist JD Salinger, reclusive author of classic 20th Century book Catcher in the Rye, has died in the US at the age of 91. Ref. BBC

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Students relate to J.D. Salinger's book of teen pain

At Carlsbad High School, Jeff Spanier teaches it every fall. At Coronado High School, Heather Bice teaches it toward the end of winter. At Granite Hills High School in El Cajon, Gerald Lopez teaches it each spring. Ref. Source 3

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"Anyway, I keep picturing all these little kids playing some game in this big field of rye and all. Thousands of little kids, and nobody's around - nobody big, I mean - except me. And I'm standing on the edge of
some crazy cliff. What I have to do, I have to catch everybody if they start to go over the cliff - I mean if they're running and they don't look where they're going I have to come out from somewhere and catch
them. That's all I do all day. I'd just be the catcher in the rye and all. I know it's crazy, but that's the only thing I'd really like to be."

-- J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

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Ah... I loved that quote. This was based on Holden's mishearing of the original poem. I've actually made a similar mistake, when I was listening to All Star, by Smash Mouth. I misheard "So what's wrong with taking the back streets?", with "What's wrong with taking the back seat?" That changes the meaning of the song completely, and I was shocked to hear the correct version.

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The Private War Of J.D. Salinger
Book Reviews

Authors Shane Salerno and David Shields spent nine years doing research for Salinger, a new book about one of America's most revered writers. Salerno talks to Weekend Edition Sunday guest host Wade Goodwin about Salinger's life and the real story behind The Catcher in the Rye.

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