Front Row | JD Salinger Centenary

Based on The Catcher in the Rye  by J.D. Salinger

The Catcher in the Rye, narrated by 16-year-old Holden Caulfield, is perhaps the classic coming-of-age text of the 20th Century. Why did the book have such an impact and what are the merits of JD Salinger's other work? Literary critic Erica Wagner and American cultural commentator Michael Carlson discuss the writing of this hugely talented and complicated man, to mark Salinger's centenary.


Licence: ERA Licence required

  • Type: Analysis
  • Channel: BBC Radio 4
  • Duration: 28'01''
  • Broadcast date: 2019

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Staff and students of licensed education establishments only
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