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I must reread "Catcher in the Rye" now that Salinger has died. His life story surely isn't on par with most famous people today, as he was a recluse for more than 50 years. He apparently had been writing all those years, but his writings won't be made public. Too bad.
 
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A professor apparently tried to meet with him, and here is his story.
 
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Interesting.
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almost everyone with a high school education has read "Catcher in the Rye."
I did not read Catcher in the Rye in high school. I t was not assigned, and I pretty much took every English class they offered in those pre-proposition-13 days of multiple elective classes. I did read it as an adult about two decades ago, and, for the life of me, I couldn't quite tell what all the fuss was about. It was a nice easily-forgettable novel about teen angst. Maybe it would have affected me more if I'd read it as a teen, although I was not very alienated as one or disaffected.


Ceci n'est pas un seing.
 
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We all respond differently to books. There are many that I've wondered what all the fuss is about as well, though I'd probably not admit it here.
 
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