The Catcher in the Rye and Phoniness

The consentient praise and admiration showered upon J.D. Salinger’s greatest masterpiece, The Catcher in the Rye, has but one primary shortcoming: instilling murderous rage within the hearts of marginalized white men. Yes, this means Mark David Chapman (and let us also not forget its place in the Mike White-written The Good Girl). Among the most prominent themes of the novel is phoniness, with specific regard … Continue reading The Catcher in the Rye and Phoniness

The Legacy of Harper Lee

Perhaps more than any other American author, Harper Lee proved that it isn’t the quantity of your output that will make you a legend in readers’ eyes. It is the content–the very life-changing depth–of a work that will transcend you into being deemed one of the authors of that elusive term, the great American novel. Like┬áJ.D. Salinger, Lee proved to be an enigma in her … Continue reading The Legacy of Harper Lee