J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 0791092968

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 127

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An overview of the work features a biographical sketch of the author, a list of characters, a summary of the plot, and critical and analytical views of the work.
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A Reader's Companion to J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye

Author: Peter G. Beidler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1603810005

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 245

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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.
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Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye

Author: Sarah Graham

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441143106

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 128

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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.
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The Catcher in the Rye and Philosophy

Author: Keith Dromm,Heather Salter

Publisher: Open Court Publishing

ISBN: 0812698002

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 215

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Collects essays that look at J.D. Salinger's "The Catcher in the Rye" through a philosophical approach.
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The Catcher in the Rye

Author: J. D. Salinger

Publisher: Ishi Press

ISBN: 9784871876193

Category: Fiction

Page: 228

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A 16-year old American boy relates in his own words the experiences he goes through at school and after, and reveals with unusual candour the workings of his own mind. What does a boy in his teens think and feel about his teachers, parents, friends and acquaintances?
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J. D. Salinger's the Catcher in the Rye

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438119259

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.
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The Catcher in the Rye

Author: J. D. Salinger

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781439576649

Category: Fiction

Page: 277

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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.
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The Catcher in the Rye

Author: J.D. Salinger

Publisher: Back Bay Books

ISBN: 9780316450867

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Anyone who has read J.D. Salinger's New Yorker stories, particularly A Perfect Day for Bananafish, Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut, The Laughing Man, and For Esme--With Love and Squalor, will not be surprised by the fact that his first novel is full of children. The hero-narrator of THE CATCHER IN THE RYE is an ancient child of sixteen, a native New Yorker named Holden Caulfield. Through circumstances that tend to preclude adult, secondhand description, he leaves his prep school in Pennsylvania and goes underground in New York City for three days. The boy himself is at once too simple and too complex for us to make any final comment about him or his story. Perhaps the safest thing we can say about Holden is that he was born in the world not just strongly attracted to beauty but, almost, hopelessly impaled on it. There are many voices in this novel: children's voices, adult voices, underground voices--but Holden's voice is the most eloquent of all. Transcending his own vernacular, yet remaining marvelously faithful to it, he issues a perfectly articulated cry of mixed pain and pleasure. However, like most lovers and clowns and poets of the higher orders, he keeps most of the pain to, and for, himself. The pleasure he gives away, or sets aside, with all his heart. It is there for the reader who can handle it to keep.
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New Essays on The Catcher in the Rye

Author: Jack Salzman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521377980

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.
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