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Issue Details: First known date: 2019... 2019 Keeping Faith with Words : On Teaching Literature in the Digital Age
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'For most of us who care to think about such things, the teenager was invented by JD Salinger in 1951. Of course, before he was described in literature, the teenager was a naturally occurring phenomenon in postwar America. As that country became the world's richest, a whole generation of young white people emerged who did not need to go immediately to work, whose parents' relative wealth and resulting access to astounding inventions like the washing machine and the motor car had created a new leisure. What Holden Caulfield has that young people did not have before him is time to think. Like a 1940s Hamlet he wanders the streets of New York, out of the jurisdiction of parents and teachers, free to ponder the 'phonies' he has known, free to feel miserable, free to feel trapped by the future his parents imagine for him.' (Publication abstract)


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    y separately published work icon Griffith Review The New Disruptors no. 64 30 April 2019 16455005 2019 periodical issue

    'There is something seductive about aircraft vapour trails, those long streaks – ice, carbon dioxide, soot and metal – that slice the sky. I’ve often wondered what the first person who noticed one thought it was, or what they’d look like to someone who didn’t know airplanes existed. Perhaps magical: linear clouds being drawn straight onto the blue; a symmetrical interruption to the random shapes of clouds. Or perhaps they’d be so unheimlich as to be cause for alarm.' (Ashley Hay: Introduction : Seeing through the digital haze : New perspectives for a new age)

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