From the July/August, 2006 issue of Touchstone
Moderns Forever Be Holden by Douglas Jones

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Moderns Forever Be Holden

J. D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye
by Douglas Jones

“I’m the most terrific liar you ever saw in your life. It’s awful. If I’m on my way to the store to buy a magazine, even, and somebody asks me where I’m going, I’m liable to say I’m going to the opera. It’s terrible.” That voice, that distinctive voice of sixteen-year-old Holden Caulfield, confessing and sinning, tripping and announcing, produced more fictional grandchildren in a short time than any bodily grandfather could.

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