Date: Tue, 8 Jul 1997 20:55:25 -0400 From: Peggy Smith Subject: Re: Golden Oldies/_Catcher in the Rye_ Ron, Oops. I guess it's past time for reading glasses. I can't see the small print. The 1945 date under the printing history for _Catcher_ is for a story in "Collier's". Another story is dated 1946, and the first publication of the book as a whole is 1951. But I wonder if the slang isn't more post-war 40's New York smart-aleck, than pre-hipster 50's? Peggy Smith