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Thursday, January 28, 2010
Another Loss to the Literary Family
Catcher in the Rye continues to impact successive generations since its publication in 1951. His only novel touches the human psyche in such a way that each and every teenager in North America, arguably, will remember it for the rest of his or her life. I certainly did. And while it remains a controversy about whether or not is should be taught in high schools, there is no doubt that it will remain a rite of passage for generations to come.
J.D. Salinger passed away today at age 91.