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THE REAL HOLDEN CAULFIED is a short e-book published to mark the 60th anniversary of The Catcher in the Rye on July 16, 2011.

The book has been excerpted at The Awl (Holden Caulfield’s early stories), The Rumpus (standard reactions to Holden Caulfield) and Berfrois (the challenges of publishing, censoring and translating Holden), and mentioned on Andrew Sullivan’s Daily Dish, Bookslut, 3 Quarks Daily and (even) Reader’s Digest.

You can read the whole book on your computer or e-reader for just $1.99 through PayPal.

And it’s for a good cause — in tribute to Seymour Glass, Sergeant X, Babe Gladwaller and Salinger himself, who was hospitalized for “Battle Fatigue” — or PTSD — after World War II, half of the proceeds from sales of “The Real Holden Caulfield will be donated to The Wounded Warrior Project.

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Give Old Jane a Buzz

“Who knows what Holden Caulfield would think of this charger, but surely he’d have something biting and sarcastic to say. Still, I love the book and I love this charger’s versatility.”

Etsy.com page for the Catcher in the Rye Book Charging Dock for iPhone and iPod

A potentially useful adaptation for hardbacks in the age of the e-book. Use a copy of “The Catcher in the Rye” to charge your iPhone so you can download “The Real Holden Caulfield.”

Get the charging dock here.

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Waiting for the Real Holden Caulfield

“I liked it very much indeed, more than anything for a long time.”

Samuel Beckett on “The Catcher in the Rye”
The Letters of Samuel Beckett, Vol 2
1941-1956

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***I’LL BE SENDING A CHECK TO THE WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT BASED ON OUR SALES THROUGH TOMORROW, SEPTEMBER 30, SO IF YOU WANT A COPY OF “THE REAL HOLDEN CAULFIELD,” NOW IS THE TIME TO BUY AND HELP A GOOD CAUSE***

THE REAL HOLDEN CAULFIED is a short e-book published to mark the 60th anniversary of The Catcher in the Rye on July 16, 2011.

The book has been excerpted at The Awl (Holden Caulfield’s early stories), The Rumpus (standard reactions to Holden Caulfield) and Berfrois (the challenges of publishing, censoring and translating Holden), and mentioned on Andrew Sullivan’s Daily Dish, Bookslut, 3 Quarks Daily and (even) Reader’s Digest.

You can read the whole book for $1.99 through PayPal.

And it’s for a good cause — in tribute to Seymour Glass, Sergeant X, Babe Gladwaller and Salinger himself, who was hospitalized for “Battle Fatigue” — or PTSD — after World War II, half of the proceeds from sales of “The Real Holden Caulfield will be donated to The Wounded Warrior Project.

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Period Piece

Tuesday night in Los Angeles, musician Marya Alford debuted “Franny (and Zooey)”, a duet for piano that was composed based on “every element” of punctuation from J.D. Salinger’s “Franny and Zooey.”

By way of praise, the blog LA Weekly wrote that “‚ÄčAs far as experimental compositions go, the music itself isn’t all that unpleasant-sounding…” It’s an accurate assessment, based on the sample available online (see below). Spare notes and soft, major-key chords build up slowly, filling out the silence with something that may or may not ever take shape (this is the part where I forego some lame exhortation to listen for the notes that aren’t being played).

The sample sounds like Keith Jarrett tuning up, or the opening piano futzing on Ani DiFranco’s “You Had Time.” Whether it ever manages to connect with Salinger’s stories is unclear.

Take a listen.

A CD and booklet of the piece are said to be on their way.

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The Real Holden Caulfield

THE REAL HOLDEN CAULFIED is a short e-book published to mark the 60th anniversary of The Catcher in the Rye on July 16, 2011.

The book has been excerpted at The Awl (Holden Caulfield’s early stories), The Rumpus (standard reactions to Holden Caulfield) and Berfrois (the challenges of publishing, censoring and translating Holden), and mentioned on Andrew Sullivan’s Daily Dish, Bookslut, 3 Quarks Daily and (even) Reader’s Digest.

You can read the whole book for $1.99 through PayPal.

And it’s for a good cause — in tribute to Seymour Glass, Sergeant X, Babe Gladwaller and Salinger himself, who was hospitalized for “Battle Fatigue” — or PTSD — after World War II, half of the proceeds from sales of “The Real Holden Caulfield will be donated to The Wounded Warrior Project.

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Besties!

“If Holden and Draco were friends, however, Draco probably would have already failed out of Hogwarts and ended up somewhere in the bowels of London, smoking cigarette after cigarette and drinking out of of a pocket flask…”

Would the real Holden Caulfield be friends with Draco Malfoy?

Some people seem to think so.

Maybe Malfoy is a good whistler?

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