J. D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye: A Cultural History (Hardcover)
This book provides a fascinating examination of J.D. Salinger and his landmark novel, The Catcher in the Rye. Focusing on Salinger and his beloved protagonist, this book reveals how the novel has affected readers in profound ways across the decades, from war protestors of the 1960s to Black Lives Matter advocates of the 21st century.
About the Author
Josef Benson is an associate professor of English at the University of Wisconsin Parkside. He is the author of Hypermasculinities in the Contemporary Novel: Cormac McCarthy, Toni Morrison, and James Baldwin and Star Wars: The Triumph of Nerd Culture.