Anne Marple (essay date 1961)
SOURCE: "Salinger's Oasis of Innocence," in Studies in J. D. Salinger: Reviews, Essays, and Critiques of The Catcher in the Rye and Other Fiction, edited by Marvin Laser and Norman Fruman, The Odyssey Press, 1963, pp. 241-44.
[In the following essay, which was originally published in the New Republic in September 1961, Marple explores the theme of sexual innocence in Salinger's work.]
Salinger's first full length novel, The Catcher in the Rye, emerged after scattered fragments concerning his...
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