The Catcher in the Rye - Study Guide Chapter 1 Summary & Analysis

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"The Catcher in the Rye" by J.D. Salinger is told in the first person by the main character, Holden Caulfield. Holden starts by saying that he will not be telling a story about his childhood and divulging personal information about his parents. He says his parents are nice, but "touchy" and would not like him talking about them. Instead, he will only talk about the events that happened last Christmas. Those events led to him being sent to the unnamed place he is now. He says that is run-down and is relaxing. Furthermore, he claims he hasn't even told his brother, D.B., every thing that has happened to him. D.B. is a writer in Hollywood. He once wrote a book of short stories that Holden thinks is great. Now D.B. is making a lot of money writing for the...

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