On Recovering from The Catcher in the Rye

"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."

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Since the book's publication in 1951, J.D. Salinger's seminal work has been banned, criticized, and feared. Catcher is antisocial, anti-authority, anti-convention, and anti-establishment. It's punk rock. It's Mike Gravel. It's Bernie Sanders. Adults hated it, but the kids loved it…

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