The Catcher In the Rye
September 13, 2010
Did you know?
- J.D. Salinger received five battle stars and became staff sergeant while serving in the U.S. Army.
- The Catcher in the Rye was his first novel. He had only published a few short stories before it was released.
- Salinger's last work to be published was in 1965.
- The Catcher in the Rye is frequently on lists of banned and/or challenged books. From 1990-2005, it was always one of the top ten challenged books.
- Although he received many requests to adapt The Catcher in the Rye into a play or movie, including some from Marlon Brando and Leonardo Dicaprio, Salinger refused.
Want to learn more about your favorite classics like The Catcher in the Rye? Join us in October as we launch our new bookclub, Classics with a Twist, meeting on the first Tuesday of each month at 7pm.
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