Salinger s The Catcher in the Rye

Author: Sarah Graham
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1441181792
Format: PDF, Kindle
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J. D. Salinger's 1951 novel, The Catcher in the Rye, is the definitive coming-of-age novel and Holden Caulfield remains one of the most famous characters in modern literature. This jargon-free guide to the text sets The Catcher in the Rye in its historical, intellectual and cultural contexts, offering analyses of its themes, style and structure, and presenting an up-to-date account of its critical reception.

Salingers The Catcher in the Rye als Bibel f r M rder

Author: Ulrike Ziegler
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3656550921
Format: PDF, ePub
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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2012 im Fachbereich Literaturwissenschaft - Moderne Literatur, Note: 1,0, Universität Bielefeld (Linguistik und Literaturwissenschaft), Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Anschließend an die rezeptionsästhetischen Überlegungen von Hans Robert Jauß zeigt die vorliegende Untersuchung, wie The Catcher in the Rye in verschiedenen historischen Kontexten rezipiert wurde. Zentral ist dabei die These, dass der Mord an John Lennon eine Veränderung im Erfahrungshorizont der Öffentlichkeit hergestellt hat. Dies wiederum führte zu einem bis zu diesem Zeitpunkt nicht präsenten Rezeptionsstrang, der letztendlich zu einer Art Mythenbildung geführt hat. In einem ersten Schritt werden die verschiedenen Rezeptionshaltungen aufgezeigt, die sich in der Zeit vor 1980 etabliert haben. Dazu werden in der Hauptsache zeitgenössische Buchkritiken und andere Quellen der öffentlichen Meinungsäußerung herangezogen. Hinzu kommen literarische Werke, die intertextuell Bezug auf The Catcher in the Rye nehmen. Ziel ist es, aufzuzeigen, welche Aspekte des Romans von den Rezipienten als besonders relevant empfunden wurden und wie sich Schwerpunktsetzungen in der Rezeption durch historische Bedingungen gewandelt haben. Anschließend wird gezeigt, inwiefern das Attentat auf John Lennon einen neuen Erfahrungshorizont für die Rezeption von The Catcher in the Rye erzeugt hat. Daraufhin wird untersucht, welche neuen Rezeptionsstränge sich in der Folge der Ereignisse etabliert haben. Dazu werden wiederum Zeitschriftenartikel und weitere Kommentare zur Untersuchung herangezogen, allerdings wird hierbei die Entwicklung intertextueller Bezüge insbesondere in den Medien Film und Fernsehen relevant sein. Die Untersuchung wird zeigen, dass sich die produktive Rezeption zunehmend von den Inhalten des Romans entfernt und zu dessen Symbolwerdung beiträgt. Dass und wie sich dieses Phänomen des Bedeutungswandels bis heute fortsetzt, soll anschließend eine Untersuchung der derzeitigen Diskussionskultur im Internet zu The Catcher in the Rye verdeutlichen.

A Reader s Companion to J D Salinger s The Catcher in the Rye

Author: Peter G. Beidler
ISBN: 1603810005
Format: PDF
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Peter G. Beidler's Reader's Companion is an indispensable guide for teachers, students, and general readers who want fully to appreciate Salinger's perennial bestseller. Now nearly six decades old, The Catcher in the Rye contains references to people, places, books, movies, and historical events that will puzzle many twenty-first-century readers. Beidler's guide provides some 250 explanations to help readers make sense of the culture through which Holden Caulfield stumbles as he comes of age. It provides a map showing the various stops in Holden's Manhattan odyssey. Of particular interest to readers whose native language is not English is the glossary of more than a hundred terms, phrases, and slang expressions.In his introductory essay, “Catching The Catcher in the Rye,” Beidler discusses such topics as the three-day time line for the novel, the way the novel grew out of two earlier-published short stories, the extent to which the novel is autobiographical, what Holden looks like, and the reasons for the enduring appeal of the novel.The many photographs in the Reader's Companion give fascinating glimpses into the world that Holden has made famous. Beidler also provides discussion of some of the issues that have engaged scholars down through the years: the meaning of Holden's red hunting hat, whether Holden writes his novel in an insane asylum, Mr. Antolini's troubling actions, and Holden's close relationship with his sister and his two brothers.Readers of A Reader's Companion to J. D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye will wonder how they managed without it before.

The Catcher in the Rye and Philosophy

Author: Keith Dromm
Publisher: Open Court
ISBN: 0812698029
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Few novels have had more influence on individuals and literary culture than J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye. Published in 1951 and intended by Salinger for adults (early drafts were published in the New Yorker and Colliers), the novel quickly became championed by youth who identified with the awkwardness and alienation of the novel’s protagonist, Holden Caulfield. Since then the book and its reclusive author have been fixtures of both popular and literary culture. Catcher is perhaps the only modern novel that is revered equally by the countless Americans whom Holden Caulfield helped through high school and puberty and literary critics (such as the New Yorker’s Adam Gopnik who insisted as recently as 2010 that Catcher is a "perfect" twentieth-century novel). One premise of The Catcher in the Rye and Philosophy is that the ease and sincerity with which readers identify with Holden Caulfield rests on Salinger’s attention to the nuances and qualities of experience in the modern world. Coupled with Salinger’s deft subjective, first-person style, Holden comes to seem more real than any fictional character should. This and other paradoxes raised by the novel are treated by authors who find answers in philosophy, particularly in twentieth-century phenomenology and existentialism--areas of philosophy that share Salinger’s attention to lived, as opposed to theorized, experience. Holden’s preoccupation with “phonies,” along with his constant striving to interpret and judge the motives and beliefs of those around him, also taps into contemporary interest in philosophical theories of justice and Harry Frankfurt’s recently celebrated analysis of "bullshit." Per Salinger’s request, Catcher has never been made into a movie. One measure of the devotion and fanatical interest Catcher continues to inspire, however, is speculation in blogs and magazines about whether movie rights may become available in the wake of Salinger’s death in 2010. These articles remain purely hypothetical, but the questions they inspire--Who would direct? And, especially, Who would star as Holden Caulfield?--are as vivid and real as Holden himself.

J D Salinger s The Catcher in the Rye

Author: Josef Benson
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442277955
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Thoroughly researched and engagingly written, this book seeks to illuminate a timeless classic in relation to its author, its beloved protagonist, and its cultural context decade by decade. It grapples with the novel’s major themes, like WWII, the main character’s contempt for privilege, and the assassins who cite the book as inspiration.

Catcher in the Rye the MAXNotes Literature Guides

Author: Robert S. Holzman
Publisher: Research & Education Assoc.
ISBN: 9780738669571
Format: PDF, ePub
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MAXnotes offer a fresh look at masterpieces of literature, presented in a lively and interesting fashion. Written by literary experts who currently teach the subject, MAXnotes will enhance your understanding and enjoyment of the work. MAXnotes are designed to stimulate independent thought about the literary work by raising various issues and thought-provoking ideas and questions. MAXnotes cover the essentials of what one should know about each work, including an overall summary, character lists, an explanation and discussion of the plot, the work's historical context, illustrations to convey the mood of the work, and a biography of the author. Each chapter is individually summarized and analyzed, and has study questions and answers.