Musings on children's and YA literature, the academy, and the relationship between them, from an English professor and mother.

Monday, June 22, 2009

In defense of Holden Caulfield

John Green is annoyed by the recent NYTimes piece on how Holden Caulfield is irrelevant today, and he blogs about it.

(Has anyone else noticed that he's blogging more lately?)

(For the record, I mostly agree with Green, but I love the cover of Catcher that the Times used to illustrate their piece...)

1 comment:

  1. My daughter and her friends took the word "phony" from reading Catcher in the Rye. They thought it was hilarious. I call that a kind of meta-reading.