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The Catcher in the Rye

Admittedly, the title of this popular book published first in 1951 by J.D.Salinger sounded a little mysterious. So did the book cover, all in black, the words curving invitingly, and no image to break the monotony or to impress upon the mind any catcher. 534 more words

Book Review

Five Fascinating Facts about J. D. Salinger

Five fun facts from the biography of J. D. Salinger and The Catcher in the Rye

1. At high school, J. D. Salinger was so fond of acting that he signed the yearbook with the names of the roles he’d performed. 401 more words


The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, Little, Brown and Company, 1991.
ISBN 0316769487

Plot Summary
Holden Caulfield is a seventeen-year-old who has just been kicked out of Pencey Prep School for failing all of his classes, except for English. 826 more words


The Meaning in the Mundane: David Foster Wallace and Our Personal Clichés—Cody Copeland

When I heard that David Foster Wallace had killed himself I erupted in a fit of violent, derisive laughter. A hard-hearted reaction, I know, but give me a chance to explain my lapse of compassion. 1,179 more words

Beyond The Bog

I'm Not a Fan

“A man devoted to his ideals alone is a caterpillar caught in its cocoon.”

– Maurice Lapin, Manifesto of the Nth Generation

There are many things I dislike. 1,236 more words

Putting My Life Back Together

Saturday Repost from Fall 2012

“I’m reading The Perks of Being A Wallflower right now and a lot of it is really hitting home for me…it’s kinda scary. 592 more words

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