Holden Caulfield: Egotistical Whiner or Melancholy Boy ...
The innocence of Mr. Salinger’s Holden Caulfield . . . is a compound of urban intelligence, juvenile contempt, and New Yorker sentimentalism, and the only challenge it begs for, the only challenge it has left to beg for, is the challenge of the genuine, the truly human, in a world which has lost both the means of adventure and the means of love.
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