New Essays on The Catcher in the Rye

New Essays on The Catcher in the Rye

Love. and. Death. in. The. Catcher. in. the. Rye. PETER SHAW. B. Y the time The Catcher in the Rye appeared in 1951 , the theme of the sensitive youth beleaguered by society was well established in the American novel .

Author: Jack Salzman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521377986

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 118

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Five essays focus on various aspects of the novel from its ideology within the context of the Cold War and portrait of a particular American subculture to its account of patterns of adolescent crisis and rich and complex narrative structure.
Categories: Literary Criticism

J D Salinger s the Catcher in the Rye

J  D  Salinger s the Catcher in the Rye

Peter Shaw has pointed out that in both cases, Holden's museum experience “expresses his need for a moratorium on both death and love” (101). Holden yearns, literally, for the changeless peace of the tomb. Once again, though, he is ...

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438119250

Category: Caulfield, Holden (Fictitious character)

Page: 225

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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.
Categories: Caulfield, Holden (Fictitious character)

American Boarding School Fiction 1928 1981

American Boarding School Fiction  1928  1981

Love and Death in The Catcher in the Rye.” New Essays on The Catcher in the Rye. Ed. Jack Salzman. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1991. Shoumatoff, Alex. “A Private-School Affair.” Vanity Fair January 2006: 136–48.

Author: Alexander H. Pitofsky

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786478651

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

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When boarding-school fiction became popular in the 19th century, it tended to be warm and nostalgic, filled with sporting events, practical jokes, and schemes to get even with campus bullies. All of that changed in the era discussed in this book. Holden Caulfield, the narrator of J. D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye, drops out of one prep school and is expelled from two others. The conflicts between students in John Knowles's Devon School novels become so heated that two young men die. And in the controversial novel Good Times/Bad Times, James Kirkwood portrays the headmaster of a private academy as closeted, deeply neurotic, and infatuated with an 18-year-old who has recently enrolled at his school. In spite of their unsettling images of anguish and cruelty, these and other American boarding-school novels have attracted large audiences and influenced countless school narratives in fiction, drama, television and film. Many books have been written about British school stories. This is the first study that explores the history of boarding-school fiction in the United States.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The American Popular Novel After World War II

The American Popular Novel After World War II

“Why J. D. Salinger Never Wanted a 'Catcher in the Rye' Movie. ... “Death's Fair-Haired Boy,” Life (June 23, 1952), pp. 79—85. Kennan. George. ... “Love and Death in The Catcher in the Rye,” in Salzman, ed., New Essays, pp. 97-114.

Author: David Willbern

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786474509

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

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"Through the perspectives of selected novels from the end of World War II to the end of the 20th century this book examines crucial issues for Americans during those decades. These novels represent the voices of popular conversations, as Americans considered issues of family, class, racism and sexism, feminism, economic ambition, sexual violence, war, law, religion and science"--Provided by publisher.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Search for Selfhood in Modern Literature

The Search for Selfhood in Modern Literature

Peter Shaw, `Love and Death in The Catcher in the Rye', in Jack Salzman, ed., New Essays on the Catcher in the Rye (Cambridge, 1991), p. 97. Pp. 47±8. I have shortened the passage for the sake of brevity, but nothing of ...

Author: M. Roston

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230597174

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 248

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The scientific achievements of the modern world failed to impress the leading writers of this century, leaving them instead profoundly disturbed by a sense of lost values and of the insignificance of the individual in a universe seemingly indifferent to human concerns. In The Search for Selfhood in Modern Literature Roston explores the strategies adopted by such mid-century authors as Greene, Salinger, Osborne, Baldwin and others in their attempt to cope with the spiritual vacuity - strategies including the emergence of the anti-hero and of literary existentialism - and offer in the course of the investigation fascinatingly new insights into their work.
Categories: Literary Criticism

A Pinnacle of Feeling

A Pinnacle of Feeling

See, e.g., Peter Shaw, “Love and Death in The Catcher in the Rye,” New Essays on the The Catcher in the Rye, ed. Jack Salzman (New York, Cambridge University Press 1991), 97–114. 7. Garry Wills, quoting Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., ...

Author: Sean McCann

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400828906

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

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There is no more powerful symbol in American political life than the presidency, and the image of presidential power has had no less profound an impact on American fiction. A Pinnacle of Feeling is the first book to examine twentieth-century literature's deep fascination with the modern presidency and with the ideas about the relationship between state power and democracy that underwrote the rise of presidential authority. Sean McCann challenges prevailing critical interpretations through revelatory new readings of major writers, including Richard Wright, Gertrude Stein, Henry Roth, Zora Neale Hurston, Saul Bellow, Ralph Ellison, Norman Mailer, Don Delillo, and Philip Roth. He argues that these writers not only represented or satirized presidents, but echoed political thinkers who cast the chief executive as the agent of the sovereign will of the American people. They viewed the president as ideally a national redeemer, and they took that ideal as a model and rival for their own work. A Pinnacle of Feeling illuminates the fundamental concern with democratic sovereignty that informs the most innovative literary works of the twentieth century, and shows how these works helped redefine and elevate the role of executive power in American culture.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Dear Angela

Dear Angela

Edited by Rhonda Wilcox and David Lavery , 120-29 . Shaw , Peter . 1991. Love and Death in The Catcher in the Rye . In New Essays on The Catcher in the Rye . Edited by Jack Salzman . Cambridge : Cambridge University Press : 97-114 ...

Author: Michele Byers

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739116924

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 246

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Dear Angela includes fourteen critical essays that examine the brief-lived but landmark television series, My So-Called Life (1994-1995). Though certainly not the first young woman to be the center of a television series, Angela Chase and the show about her life were doing something new on television and influenced many of the shows about young people that followed. Michele Byers and David Lavery bring together enthusiastic and engaging voices that bear on a series that continues to be hailed as a breakthrough moment in television, even though more than a decade has passed since its cancellation. Tackling a broad range of topics-from identity politics, to music, to infidelity, and death-each essay builds upon a belief that My So-Called Life is a particularly rich text worth studying for the clues it offers about a particular moment in cultural and television history. Dear Angela offers a sophisticated analysis of the show's legacy and cultural relevance that will appeal to media studies scholars and fans alike.
Categories: Performing Arts

Love Death Rare Books

Love  Death   Rare Books

Used copies of The Catcher in the Rye and Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory started showing up in the shop, and I was happy to recommend them. But by the time I turned fifteen, I was looking for ...

Author: Robert Hellenga

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781504061155

Category: Fiction

Page: 350

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As times change for the book business, a rare book dealer lives through appraisals, auctions, danger, drama, love, and loss, in this thoughtful novel. Chas. Johnson & Sons, a rare bookstore in Chicago’s Hyde Park, has been in Gabe Johnson’s family for generations. It’s where he learned to love Romantic poetry, and where he found a romance of his own with Olivia. Geared toward a colorful community of serious collectors, the shop has survived competition from big chains, and even a violent attack for stocking The Satanic Verses. But by the time Gabe takes over, Olivia is gone, and the world of books has changed. Internet sellers and gentrifying rents force him to close. Down but not out, Gabe decides to reopen on the shores of Lake Michigan. Secretly, he hopes this new beginning will also be a return into Olivia’s arms. But just as he finds her again, Gabe faces yet another threat to the store—and everything else he holds most dear.
Categories: Fiction

CliffsComplete Romeo and Juliet

CliffsComplete Romeo and Juliet

Rosemary is used at both weddings and funerals and is, therefore, associated with both love and death. ... Many readers of the play (and even the fictional Holden Caulfield in The Catcher in the Rye) believe that Mercutio and the Nurse ...

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780544179233

Category: Drama

Page: 242

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In the CliffsComplete guides, the novel's complete text and a glossary appear side-by-side with coordinating numbered lines to help you understand unusual words and phrasing. You'll also find all the commentary and resources of a standard CliffsNotes for Literature. CliffsComplete Romeo & Juliet offers insight and information into a work that's rich both dramatically and thematically. Every generation since Shakespeare's time has been able to identify with some romantic or thematic aspect of the play. Discover what happens to these famous, star-crossed lovers and what causes the family feud between the Montagues and Capulets — and save valuable studying time — all at once. Enhance your reading of Romeo & Juliet with these additional features: A summary and insightful commentary for each act Bibliography and historical background on the author, William Shakespeare A look at Early Modern English intellect, religion, politics, and society Coverage of Shakespeare's source and the play's performance history A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters Review questions, a quiz, discussion guide, and activity ideas A Resource Center full of books, articles, films, and Web sites Streamline your literature study with all-in-one help from CliffsComplete guides!
Categories: Drama

The Art of Fiction

The Art of Fiction

I can't think that The Catcher in the Rye was written as an ... Death in Venice is a philosophical book, serious, darkly poetic—love and death, the two greatest primal subjects. Aschenbach never so much as speaks to, much less touches, ...

Author: James Salter

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 9780813939063

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 120

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James Salter’s exalted place in American letters is based largely on the intense admiration of other writers, but his work resonates far beyond the realm of fellow craftsmen, addressing themes--youth, war, erotic love, marriage, life abroad, friendship--that speak to us all. Following the publication of his first novel, Salter left behind a military career of great promise to write full-time and--through decades of searching, exacting work--became one of American literature’s master stylists. Only months before he died, at the age of eighty-nine, he agreed to serve as the first Kapnick Writer-in-Residence at the University of Virginia, where he composed and delivered the three lectures presented in this book and introduced by his friend and fellow novelist, National Book Award-winning author John Casey. Salter speaks to us here with an easy intimacy, sharing his unceasing enchantment with the books that made up his reading life, including works by Balzac, Flaubert, Babel (whose prose is "like a handful of radium"), Dreiser, Céline, Faulkner. These talks provide an invaluable opportunity to see the way in which a great writer reads. They also offer a candid look at the writing life--the rejection letters, not one but two negative reviews in the New York Times for the same book, writing in the morning or at night and worrying about money during the long afternoons. Salter raises the question, Why does one write? For wealth? For admiration, or a sense of "importance"? Confronting a blank sheet that always offers too many choices, practicing a vocation that often demands one write instead of live, the answer for Salter was creating a style that captured experience, in a world where anything not written down fades away. Kapnick Foundation Distinguished Writer-in-Residence Lectures
Categories: Literary Criticism

Landscape of Fear

Landscape of Fear

... relevant to this theme , from Huckleberry Finn to Hemingway's Nick Adams stories to Catcher in the Rye . ... As Leslie Fiedler has detailed in Love and Death in the American Novel , these unions are established between the young ...

Author: Tony Magistrale

Publisher: Popular Press

ISBN: 0879724056

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 132

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One of the very first books to take Stephen King seriously, Landscape of Fear (originally published in 1988) reveals the source of King's horror in the sociopolitical anxieties of the post-Vietnam, post-Watergate era. In this groundbreaking study, Tony Magistrale shows how King's fiction transcends the escapism typical of its genre to tap into our deepest cultural fears: "that the government we have installed through the democratic process is not only corrupt but actively pursuing our destruction, that our technologies have progressed to the point at which the individual has now become expendable, and that our fundamental social institutions-school, marriage, workplace, and the church-have, beneath their veneers of respectability, evolved into perverse manifestations of narcissism, greed, and violence." Tracing King's moralist vision to the likes of Twain, Hawthorne, and Melville, Landscape of Fear establishes the place of this popular writer within the grand tradition of American literature. Like his literary forbears, King gives us characters that have the capacity to make ethical choices in an imperfect, often evil world. Yet he inscribes that conflict within unmistakably modern settings. From the industrial nightmare of "Graveyard Shift" to the breakdown of the domestic sphere in The Shining, from the techno-horrors of The Stand to the religious fanaticism and adolescent cruelty depicted in Carrie, Magistrale charts the contours of King's fictional landscape in its first decade.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Genre Busting Dark Comedies of the 1970s

Genre Busting Dark Comedies of the 1970s

... 161, 174, 199, 216; Annie Hall and 169–183; as auteur 139, 146, 150, 152, 199; Love and Death and 139–154 Altman, ... 48, 50, 51, 116, 157, 215 Catcher in the Rye 11, 12, 65–66, 157 Chandler, Raymond 123–125 Chaplin, Charlie 6, 16, ...

Author: Wes D. Gehring

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786495429

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 252

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This examination of dark comedies of the 1970s focuses on films which concealed black humor behind a misleading genre label. All That Jazz (1979) is a musical...about death--hardly Fred and Ginger territory. This masking goes beyond misnomer to a breaking of formula that director Robert Altman called "anti-genre." Altman's MASH (1970) ridiculed the military establishment in general--the Vietnam War in particular--under the guise of a standard military service comedy. The picaresque Western Little Big Man (1970) turned the bluecoats vs. Indians formula upside-down--the audience roots for the Indians instead of the cavalry. The book covers 12 essential films, including Harold and Maude (1971), Slaughterhouse-Five (1972), One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) and Being There (1979), with notes on A Clockwork Orange (1971). These films reveal a compounding complexity that reinforces the absurdity at the heart of dark comedy.
Categories: Performing Arts



“Immortal Bachelor: The Love Story of Robert Burns.” Story, November–December 1942. Burrows, David J. “Allie and Phoebe: Death and Love in J. D. Salinger's 'The Catcher in the Rye.'” In Private Dealings: Modern American Writers in ...

Author: David Shields

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781476744858

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 720

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Draws on extensive research and exclusive interviews to share previously undisclosed aspects of the enigmatic writer's life, from his private relationships and service in World War II to his legal concerns and innermost secrets.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

New York Magazine

New York Magazine

Beautiful film wherein Death takes on human form for three days to see why people fear him. ... No catcher in the rye, Andy. ... Bitchy musical comedy star is tamed and softened by a blind pianist who shows her how to love.





Page: 64

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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.

Twentieth century Literary Criticism

Twentieth century Literary Criticism

In Salinger's “ Catcher in the Rye " : Clamor vs. ... American immaturity would continue to occupy Fielder for nearly two more decades , well through Love and Death in the American Novel and until The Return of the Vanishing American .

Author: Gale Research Company


ISBN: UOM:39015066115299

Category: Literature, Modern


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Excerpts from criticism of the works of novelists, poets, playwrights, and other creative writers, 1900-1960.
Categories: Literature, Modern

Studies in Fiction

Studies in Fiction

24 In another sense , the quest is for a kind of durable love , the bonds of which will reunite even the depressed , the alienated and the ... The theme of death and rebirth is also one of recurrent themes in The Catcher in the Rye .

Author: S.D. Sharma

Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist

ISBN: 8126902078

Category: English fiction

Page: 360

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Studies In Fiction Deals With George Orwell, John Steinbeck, Thomas Love Peacock, Anita Desai, Jerome David Salinger, Thomas Hardy, Charles Dickens, Mrs. Elizabeth Gaskell, Anthony Trollope, W.M. Thackeray, George Eliot, Walker Percy And George Meredith In Addition To A Number Of Other Novelists. The Chapters Based On These Novelists Thoroughly And Conclusively Analyse And Summarise Only Those Aspects Which Form The Central Part Of The Modern Criticism. Novels Chosen For Discussion, Too, Are Those Which Usually Have A Scholarly Tradition Of Criticism. The Early As Well As The Late Victorian Fiction Has Been Re-Interpreted In The Light Of Uniformitarianism, Naturalism Newtorism And Darwinism.
Categories: English fiction

J D Salinger s The Catcher in the Rye

J D  Salinger s The Catcher in the Rye

This guide to Salinger’s provocative novel offers: an accessible introduction to the text and contexts of The Catcher in the Rye a critical history, surveying the many interpretations of the text from publication to the present a ...

Author: Sarah Graham

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134286546

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 144

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J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye (1951) is a twentieth-century classic. Despite being one of the most frequently banned books in America, generations of readers have identified with the narrator, Holden Caulfield, an angry young man who articulates the confusion, cynicism and vulnerability of adolescence with humour and sincerity. This guide to Salinger’s provocative novel offers: an accessible introduction to the text and contexts of The Catcher in the Rye a critical history, surveying the many interpretations of the text from publication to the present a selection of new critical essays on the The Catcher in the Rye, by Sally Robinson, Renee R. Curry, Denis Jonnes, Livia Hekanaho and Clive Baldwin, providing a range of perspectives on the novel and extending the coverage of key critical approaches identified in the survey section cross-references between sections of the guide, in order to suggest links between texts, contexts and criticism suggestions for further reading. Part of the Routledge Guides to Literature series, this volume is essential reading for all those beginning detailed study of The Catcher in the Rye and seeking not only a guide to the novel, but a way through the wealth of contextual and critical material that surrounds Salinger’s text.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Bearing the Bad News

Bearing the Bad News

The Catcher in the Rye and All : Is the Age of Formative Books Over ? move . ... long before I fell half in love with easeful death and Keats's " Ode on a Grecian Urn , " long before I would scrawl " stasis " on the blackboard when ...

Author: Sanford Pinsker

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 1587291908

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 181

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Critic and poet Pinsker offers 11 essays exploring such topics as the decline of formative reading, unifying themes in American literature, the cultural value of humor (but not vice versa), and the place of the college novel. No bibliography or index. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Categories: Literary Criticism

Twentieth Century and Contemporary American Literature in Context 4 volumes

Twentieth Century and Contemporary American Literature in Context  4 volumes

... J. D., 1053–1055 The Catcher in the Rye, 1053, 1054 death of, 1053 early years and formative experiences, ... 1060 The Education of Harriet Hatfield, 1060 Encounter in April, 1060 Journal of a Solitude, 1061 Kinds of Love, ...

Author: Linda De Roche

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440853593

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1348

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This four-volume reference work surveys American literature from the early 20th century to the present day, featuring a diverse range of American works and authors and an expansive selection of primary source materials. Bringing useful and engaging material into the classroom, this four-volume set covers more than a century of American literary history—from 1900 to the present. Twentieth-Century and Contemporary American Literature in Context profiles authors and their works and provides overviews of literary movements and genres through which readers will understand the historical, cultural, and political contexts that have shaped American writing. Twentieth-Century and Contemporary American Literature in Context provides wide coverage of authors, works, genres, and movements that are emblematic of the diversity of modern America. Not only are major literary movements represented, such as the Beats, but this work also highlights the emergence and development of modern Native American literature, African American literature, and other representative groups that showcase the diversity of American letters. A rich selection of primary documents and background material provides indispensable information for student research. Covers significant authors, as well as those neglected by history, and their works from major historical and cultural periods of the last century, including authors writing today Situates authors' works not only within their own canon but also with the historical and cultural context of the U.S. more broadly Positions primary documents after specific authors or works, allowing readers to read excerpts critically in light of the entries Examines literary movements, forms, and genres that also pay special attention to multi-ethnic and women writers
Categories: Literary Criticism