Listen to four New Yorker writers talk about Holden Caulfield and their first experience reading Catcher in the Rye in the 60's, 70's and 80's. How do they feel about Holden today?
Jonathan Yardley discusses Holden Caulfield 50 years later, why it rose to the top and his (not so subtle) opinions about its author and its anti-hero.
New York City is just as much a character in Catcher in the Rye as is Holden himself. Read Thomas Beller's thoughts on how Salinger uses NYC, and how Salinger has more affection for the city than he does for most of his characters.
What is the appeal of Catcher in the Rye in 2018? Does it still hold up? Are young people today still as enamored with and fascinated by Holden Caulfield?