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artistasa7
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Why is the catcher in the rye so controversial?

Ive heard there is a lot of sexual content in the catcher in the rye
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Re: Why is the catcher in the rye so controversial?

This is my theory.
 
The book came out in 1945 (I believe), and the character was "upset" with society, and in the conformist post-WWII/WWII atmosphere, it was a bit unsettling.