As an 18-year-old cub reporter at the Kansas City Star, Ernest Hemingway said he learned to write simple, declarative sentences and avoid superfluous words.
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Now three decades removed from his teens, Mr. Strong picked up the book again while researching his screenplay, and he said "Catcher" not only held up but provided new levels of inquiry for an adult reader.
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