Salinger s The Catcher in the Rye

Author: Sarah Graham
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441143106
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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.

J D Salinger s the Catcher in the Rye

Author: Harold Bloom
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438119259
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Presents a collection of essays analyzing Salinger's The catcher in the rye, including a chronology of his works and life.

The Catcher in the Rye

Author: Scott Hurley
Publisher: Insight Publications
ISBN: 1921088834
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Insight Study Guides are written by experts and cover a range of popular literature, plays and films. Designed to provide insight and an overview about each text for students and teachers, these guides endeavor to develop knowledge and understanding rather than just provide answers and summaries.

J D Salinger s The Catcher in the Rye

Author: Alexandra Augustyniak
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 364062758X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This paper deals with the character development of Holden Caulfield in J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye. As the novel is about a teenager experiencing freedom and liberty for the first time, it is a story of initiation. The anti-hero of this novel describes his three-day-long trip to New York, as well as his escape from his school and his memories about his childhood. Because of his grades, Holden is forced to leave his school. He decides to leave earlier as supposed, to flee from the rules of the school’s conventions and therefore from the phoniness of his environment, which seem to be unbearable to him. After several harsh confrontations with the city’s inhabitants, and above all his inability to communicate with them, he later has a nervous breakdown. As a result of his brutal experiences, the initiate refuses to accept adulthood, which in his eyes means to be integrated in a society of insincerity and sex. This is why he sticks uncompromisingly to his idealistic values. Just the love of his little sister Phoebe makes him return back home, adopt a mature world view and forget his loneliness. At first view the novel seems to be simply structured and that even the order of the chapters could be changed. This paper tries to change the reader’s first view. It shall mention and analyze the most important metaphors which structure the book and describe Holden’s actual situation. To help the reader understand Holden’s actions and feelings, his dualistic world view, as well as his characteristics and the reasons for his escape will be described. Because his vision of the catcher in the rye and his sister Phoebe play an important role in the story these points play also an important role in the analysis. In the last chapter Holden’s final development will be studied with the aim to find out whether his initiation was successful or not.

J D Salinger s The Catcher in the Rye

Author: Josef Benson
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442277955
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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.

The Catcher in the Rye

Author: Jerome David Salinger
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781439576649
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In an effort to escape the hypocrisies of life at his boarding school, sixteen-year-old Holden Caulfield seeks refuge in New York City.