On NPR, a conversation about Holden Caulfield, protagonist of The Catcher in the Rye. The literary remembrance has some interesting segues into how you read the book differently as you grow older, the beginnings of a teenage culture in the ’50s, and whether or not you can imagine Holden as an adult.
“In ninth grade I looked like Gollum. Not much has changed, really, but in ninth grade it was more like fetal Gollum.” In Salon, a few stories by teenage girls from the book Red: The Next Generation of American Writers—Teenage Girls—on What Fires Up Their Lives Today. It runs the gamut from funny to sad to disturbing to touching. I wonder what the guys would write (are writing?). [thanks, kevin]