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Spider-Man Would Be an Exceptionally Good Catcher in the Rye

“Orphaned high-school wunderkind Peter Parker made his first appearance in print about a decade after the publication of “The Catcher in the Rye,” at the very height of J.D. Salinger’s fame and influence. Solitary, haunted by guilt and sworn to defend the weak, Peter is a virtual clone of Salinger’s Holden Caulfield, albeit with a fantasy alter ego Holden lacks.”

“Spider-Man and Holden Caulfield: A secret history” by Andrew O’Hehir

Go see The Amazing Spider-Man, then read “The Real Holden Caulfield” to decide for yourself.


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Who is the Real Holden Caulfield?

“Peter Parker has been the one fictional character I related to most growing up, that and Holden Caulfield.”

Andrew Garfield
cast as Peter Parker/Spider Man in the upcoming “The Amazing Spider Man”

Is the Spider Man-ish cover of “The Real Holden Caulfield” just a coincidence? Find out now.

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