Exploring Catcher in the Rye -- This is a wonderful site that includes an index of references in the book, a photo tour, and art gallery and more. Unfortunately, it is on a limited-access site and gets so many hits that you sometimes can't view the site because it has exceeded its data transfer limit. View when you can. [Go here for the index when this site is down.]
New York Times Featured Author -- This page collects reviews of the novel over the years, with links too related articles from the newspaper. You have to register to login, but registration is free.
Fan Site -- This fan site has some interesting links and a unique impression of the book. •
• The Economist Obituary
• London Guardian Obituary -- fact-filled.
• New York Times Obituary -- extensive links
• New Yorker Obituary
• Washington Post Obituary
• Time Obituary
What Salinger Means to Me -- National Public Radio obituary, also links to related NPR stories.
New York Times July 15, 1951 -- Original Release
With Love and 20-20 Vision-- Original Release, Time Magazine, 1951.
Holden Today - Still in the Rye by Stefen Kanfer -- Time Essay as an update on Holdens post-novel life.
Holden, 50, Still Catches by Fred Bratman -- New York Times retrospective and analysis of novels impact.
Get a Life, Holden Caulfield by Jennifer Schuessler -- Ostensibly about the restraining order on a Catcher parody, this article focuses on whether or not the book is relevant to modern readers.
Aw, the Worlds a Crumby Place by James Stern -- parody review of the novel.
The Dimwitted Legacy of Holden Caulfield by George Will -- Chicago Sun-Times retrospective analysis of novels impact by George Will, in imitation of Holdens Style.
“Of Teen Angst and an Authors Alienation by Michiko Kakutani -- An appraisal and retrospective of the novels influence.