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Was Holden Caulfield Really ‘A Rebel’?

You loved him when you were 13, but a top critic ‘damn near puked’ when he reread ‘The Catcher in the Rye’

J.D. Salinger and the first edition of ‘The Catcher in the Rye’ / Credit: Wikimedia Commons`

Everyone knows that Holden Caulfield hated “phonies.” Or at least, everyone who read The Catcher in the Rye — as I did — at the age of 13. But was Caulfield a phony…

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Critic, novelist, award-winning journalist. Former book columnist for Glamour and book editor of The Plain Dealer.

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Janice Harayda

Janice Harayda

Critic, novelist, award-winning journalist. Former book columnist for Glamour and book editor of The Plain Dealer.

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