Posts Tagged: Catcher in the Rye

What to Read When the World Is Unreliable

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Instead of sorting through all the crazy news stories this weekend, we suggest taking a break with some unreliable narrators in a few far more worthwhile novels. ...more

The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #76: Chris Tusa

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Set in post-Katrina New Orleans, Chris Tusa’s second novel, In the City of Falling Stars (Livingston Press, September 2016), tells a tale of paranoia and intrigue. Maurice Delahoussaye witnesses dead birds falling from the sky, and becomes convinced the air is toxic.

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The Rumpus Interview with Sean Wilsey

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Sean Wilsey discusses his latest book of essays, More Curious, being David Foster Wallace’s neighbor, the healing power of the American road trip, and the difference between writing fiction and memoir. ...more

The Rumpus Interview with Thomas H. McNeely

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Thomas H. McNeely discusses coming of age in the 1970s, Houston's complicated racial history, and his new novel Ghost Horse. ...more

You Might Never Find Your Way Back: Shirley Jackson’s Hangsaman

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There are other odd, improbable, tenuous connections, as if Hangsaman had a secret way of speaking to (or through) other artifacts beyond its time. ...more

What They’re Reading When They’re Not Playing Video Games

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Teenagers aren’t exactly renowned for pouring out their feelings to the adults in their lives.

“It makes me think that this is why The Catcher in the Rye is a classic,” writes Carolyn Ross at The Millions. “People are just so thrilled to hear a teenage boy’s thoughts.”

But you can always get at least a little insight into someone’s thoughts by looking at the books they like, and as a high-school teacher, Ross knows what books teenage boys like.

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