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(Huffington Post)   J.D. Salinger biographer claims a series of posthumous releases are forthcoming, unknown whether book tour will feature readings by the Tupac Shakur hologram   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 21
    More: Strange, Matt Salinger, J.D. Salinger, Tupac Shakur, Holden Caulfield, eastern religions, Shane Salerno, dead languages, Tom Wolfe  
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2013-08-25 01:41:32 PM
Because we really need more Holden Caulfield and Franny and Zooey. Reminds me, I need to replace the bamboo splints under my fingernails, the old ones are a little too loose.
 
2013-08-25 02:11:30 PM
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2013-08-25 02:12:11 PM

simplicimus: Because we really need more Holden Caulfield and Franny and Zooey. Reminds me, I need to replace the bamboo splints under my fingernails, the old ones are a little too loose.


The Glass Family short stories are some of the greatest ever written. I'd be psyched for more, as long as they aren't the later stream of consciousness stuff.
 
2013-08-25 02:17:22 PM
When I rule the world, Catcher in the Rye will not only be banned, there will be book burnings. That was one of the dumbest books I've ever read, and I've done a lot of reading.
 
2013-08-25 02:18:46 PM

simplicimus: Because we really need more Holden Caulfield and Franny and Zooey. Reminds me, I need to replace the bamboo splints under my fingernails, the old ones are a little too loose.


Yeah, if it's not reality TV, it's not for me.
 
2013-08-25 02:19:41 PM

leevis: When I rule the world, Catcher in the Rye will not only be banned, there will be book burnings. That was one of the dumbest books I've ever read, and I've done a lot of reading.


But it introduces kids to really important concepts, like where ducks go in the winter.
 
2013-08-25 02:28:41 PM
Catcher in the Rye is a fine first novel. I'd be interested in reading what the author wrote 20, 30 years later.
 
2013-08-25 02:37:48 PM
If you do buy a J.D. Salinger book, never, never, ever......use a credit card.

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2013-08-25 02:51:58 PM

enik: simplicimus: Because we really need more Holden Caulfield and Franny and Zooey. Reminds me, I need to replace the bamboo splints under my fingernails, the old ones are a little too loose.

Yeah, if it's not reality TV, it's not for me.


I'm not arguing that. I love fiction, I just prefer good fiction.
 
2013-08-25 02:58:51 PM
Everybody rushes to drop their hero Tupac's name, but I'm sorry, he was just a bandwagon-chaser when it came to holograms.

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Direct your adoration to Mr. William James Adams, the real holographic pioneer.

/"Will.i.am, I appreciate you being with us tonight via hologram" remain the greatest words ever spoken on CNN.
 
2013-08-25 03:01:43 PM

Chinchillazilla: leevis: When I rule the world, Catcher in the Rye will not only be banned, there will be book burnings. That was one of the dumbest books I've ever read, and I've done a lot of reading.

But it introduces kids to really important concepts, like where ducks go in the winter.


He now it introduces young people to the the Pimp Slap so that's something.
 
2013-08-25 03:03:08 PM

kliq: simplicimus: Because we really need more Holden Caulfield and Franny and Zooey. Reminds me, I need to replace the bamboo splints under my fingernails, the old ones are a little too loose.

The Glass Family short stories are some of the greatest ever written. I'd be psyched for more, as long as they aren't the later stream of consciousness stuff.


This. I will be ordering any and all Salinger Salinger books that are published.
 
2013-08-25 03:29:12 PM
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2013-08-25 03:53:00 PM
Most teachers get the literature wrong because they fail to do the proper research into social context.
Catcher is a postwar novel about the first generation of kids left behind while their parents threw themselves into normalcy and success.
Holden's family was also wealthy, which makes their perpective skewed in the first place. Teachers mistake Catcher as a tale of rebellion, when in fact it's one of apathy and resignation. Holden doesn' transform at all, he just becomes a better liar, while feigning integrity.
 
2013-08-25 04:01:06 PM
I can't wait for Catcher 2: Rye Harder.
 
2013-08-25 04:36:29 PM

FuryOfFirestorm: I can't wait for Catcher 2: Rye Harder.


It's in development hell. Salinger's estate is holding out for a percentage of the overseas box office gross and action figure sales.

/it's what he would have wanted
 
2013-08-25 04:37:37 PM
I have been waiting for the Salinger estate to release something, anything. I'm not going to get excited about an announcement made by a couple of unofficial biographers, particularly after reading about their previous projects. Will believe it when I see it.
 
2013-08-25 04:39:00 PM

Unhip1: Most teachers get the literature wrong because they fail to do the proper research into social context.
Catcher is a postwar novel about the first generation of kids left behind while their parents threw themselves into normalcy and success.
Holden's family was also wealthy, which makes their perpective skewed in the first place. Teachers mistake Catcher as a tale of rebellion, when in fact it's one of apathy and resignation. Holden doesn' transform at all, he just becomes a better liar, while feigning integrity.




Perfect cubicle slave.
 
2013-08-25 04:40:42 PM
If you publish it, they will buy...
 
2013-08-25 07:01:08 PM

Unhip1: Most teachers get the literature wrong because they fail to do the proper research into social context.
Catcher is a postwar novel about the first generation of kids left behind while their parents threw themselves into normalcy and success.
Holden's family was also wealthy, which makes their perpective skewed in the first place. Teachers mistake Catcher as a tale of rebellion, when in fact it's one of apathy and resignation. Holden doesn' transform at all, he just becomes a better liar, while feigning integrity.



As a high school American Lit teacher, I agree 100% with you. The problem with Catcher in the Rye is NOT Holden Caulfield. He's one of the most well developed characters in American Literature. The simple fact that so many people absolutely despise him is evidence of that. The issue is that Holden's context is poorly developed. This is further compounded by the depiction of him as a violent anarchist, when he fears physical conflict (and contact for that matter) and desires nothing more than to fit in. This is a boy who feels he doesn't belong not because he is unique, but rather because he has been abandoned in favor of upper-middle class priorities. Holden's family, love interests and teachers are described only in terms of their absence from his life. It's easy to understand why he's so depressed when you consider that he lacks any sort of support system.
 
2013-08-25 10:16:08 PM

simplicimus: Because we really need more Holden Caulfield and Franny and Zooey. Reminds me, I need to replace the bamboo splints under my fingernails, the old ones are a little too loose.


Bananafish?
 
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