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The Catcher in the Rye

The Catcher in the Rye


by J. D. Salinger

The Catcher in the Rye Resources


Judging A Book By Its Cover

Check out the first edition of The Catcher in the Rye.

Vintage Cover

Check out this vintage edition of The Catcher in the Rye.

Taking the Title Literally

Oh, very funny. We're laughing.

The Author

The man, the legend.


GnR Forever

‘80s band Guns N’ Roses wrote a song called “Catcher in the Rye.” It’s SO METAL.

Guns N' Roses

And here's the lyrics to Guns N' Roses' "Catcher in the Rye." (Don't count on them for any sort of accuracy though.)

Should Be Read by Everyone But Young Men

In this scene from 1993 classic Six Degrees of Separation, Will Smith plays a conning social climber who wows his rich hosts with a monologue on Catcher in the Rye.


"China's Earliest Rock Bands: Catcher in the Rye"

An article on the Chinese rock band "Catcher in the Rye."

References Explained

A very cool exploration of the external references in The Catcher in the Rye.


Hey, It’s That Movie!

Want a fairly exhaustive list of every time Catcher has been referenced in pop culture? Here’s your site.

21st-Century Holden

Having trouble relating? You’re not the only one. Check out these 10 novels that could be the next Catcher in the Rye; have you read any?

Unofficially Official

Salinger was a recluse, so you’re not going to find a professionally managed website. Here’s the next best thing: some guy’s fan wiki.

Movie or TV Productions

Nothing to See Here

Salinger refused to sell the movie rights to his novel—want to know why? Here’s an explanation in his very own words.


Short Answer: No

In February 2010 (right after Salinger died), The New York Times Opinion section featured a bunch of teenagers' opinions on Catcher, and whether they could relate to Holden.

Definitely a Phony

How do you get from catching children in the rye to murdering world-famous guitarists? Let Daniel Stashower try to explain.


The New York Times sure knows how to write an obituary.


Golden Oldie

Here’s turn-of-the-21st-century singer Nellie Melba singing “Comin’ thro’ the Rye”—recorded in 1913. Whoa!

Holden Caulfield Considered

Listen to NPR talk up Catcher in the Rye.

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