Is Holden Caulfield based off J.D. Salinger?

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Is Holden Caulfield based off J.D. Salinger?

J.D. Salinger:

J.D. Salinger was an American writer best known for his novel The Catcher in the Rye and its protagonist, Holden Caulfield. Salinger is recognized for his contributions to 20th-century American literature after World War II.

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While J.D. Salinger never publicly admitted that he based his literary hero Holden Caulfield on himself, the two had many similarities. They both...

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J.D. Salinger's Catcher in the Rye: Summary and Analysis

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''The Catcher in the Rye'' analysis in this lesson identifies key characters, plot points, and quotations. Learn about the novel's themes and message.


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