Rereading revisited.

Author:Alpert, Richard
Position:Letters - Letter to the editor

DURING WORLD WAR II, I was the army kid who, when the other guys were enjoying a 10-minute cigarette break, would pull out one of those little paperbacks and read a few pages written by James Thurber.

I first read The Catcher in the Rye more than 50 years ago, and I loved it. The book occupies a treasured space in my library of several thousand volumes. But I would neer consider rereading it. Why? I'm not the same person I was then, and the thought that I might find it not as...

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