I'm sick of it. I'm sick of not having the courage to be an absolute nobody. I'm sick of myself and everybody else that wants to make some kind of a splash. - From Franny and Zooey
* Robert Burns (1759-1796) : Comin thro' the Rye. The poem that inspired Salinger's Catcher.
Ellopos Blog, Salinger (1919-2010)
Michael Greenberg, Rereading Salinger
A. L. Cowan, 11 Unsealed Letters of Salinger
The Nando Times, 'The Catcher in the Rye' anniversary marked with tight lips
The Catcher In The Rye and Related Matters, by Bernd Wahlbrinck
One of the most interesting sites on the Catcher, definitely a must see.
Three essays on the Catcher
Exploring The Catcher in the Rye. Characters and facts information index. Album of places mentioned in the novel, maps and more...!
JDS faq: A Preliminary Collection of Material - interesting.
Style of J. D. Salinger, by anonymous. Main themes in Salinger's writings.
Perspectives in American Literature, by Paul P. Reuben: a chapter on Salinger (bibliography)
Yet Another Page on J.D.Salinger?
Salinger.org : a (somewhat complete) bibliography, information on Salinger's beloved (and loved) characters, opinions, anecdotes, and more.
J. D. Salinger : A brief bio- bibliography.
Salinger at EducETH: The English Page
Featured Author: J. D. Salinger - With News and Reviews From the Archives of The New York Times.
Bookcovers of 'Siddhartha' and 'The Catcher in the Rye'
Dream Catcher: Salinger's Daughter on Salinger
- - Ramon Fernandez writes us: "Her book is a restrained questioning of her father's incidental and marginal role in her life". - Read more.
Have you read the book? What do you think of it?
On Catcher in the Rye.
A brief, but not useless introduction to the novel. Take a look.
You can combine these readings with Praises and Criticisms of J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye, by Eric Lomazoff. But please note: Eric suggests that you don't read his paper.
Phoniness In Everyday Life: An Issue For Us As It Was For Holden Caulfield.
The Catcher In The Rye: A Doctrine In Eastern Theology And Roadmap To J. D. Salinger’s Past, by David Elsheimer.
A rather superficial essay, from a so-called pshycological point of view. (Btw, I can't avoid making an obvious correction, "Eastern Theology" is in no way identical with Buddhism).
"A dreadful dreary recital of sickness, sordidness, and sadism". This was said on the Catcher. You can read more about censored books at The Students' Right to Read.
A course on Salinger, by Michael S. Seiferth (1998).
Not an exemplar of imagination, to be honest...
SparkNotes: The Catcher in the Rye
NovelGuide: Novel Analysis: The Catcher in the Rye
ClassicNotes: The Catcher in the Rye
A bibliography and links to Salinger pages, at Bananafish.
ELLOPOS Search Port
Mail: • Eric Lomazoff & his work on Salinger • What about Seymour's poems?
Searching for on-line sources on Salinger is almost identical to searching for the Catcher in the Rye.
It is very sad that other works, like the Carpenters, Seymour and most of all Franny and Zooey are almost absent.
If you encounter anything interesting about them, please add it here.
("I know where that drawing is from: An Esquire magazine article. JDS apparently likes donut holes (round little donut balls made from the hole punched out of a donut). I read the article in a book store about three years ago." - Suzanne Morine's tip. Thank you!)