J.D Salinger’s Catcher In The Rye. An Introduction. America had won the War!!!. We beat the Japanese! We beat the Germans! It was good to be in America! It was good to be an American!! Or was it…. Was there a lingering angst in America?. Enter J.D. Salinger.
Salinger’s main character, Holden Caulfield epitomizes the growing pains of an entire generation of high school students