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(Not) Connecting With Catcher
02/02/2010, 5:50 pm
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There’s been a lot written lately about how kids today can’t connect with Holden Caulfield in the same way they did forty or fifty years ago. Many argue that social networking has taken the concept of alienation away from most teens who don’t know a world without public profiles detailing their day-to-day dramas. Not to mention how early depression is often diagnosed and treated now. Here is an interesting read from the New York Times, in which teachers reflect on the impact of Catcher In The Rye on today’s teens: Reaching Holden Caulfield’s Grandchildren

And just a reminder, I’m trying to recruit readers for this weekend’s “Catcher In A Weekend” event. Re-read (or read for the first time)Catcher In The Rye and reflect on your impressions, now that you’re an “adult.” Come back and comment.


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