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.

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.

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.

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

A Cultural History

Author: Josef Benson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442277955

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 174

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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: Scott Hurley

Publisher: Insight Publications

ISBN: 1921088834

Category: Education

Page: 74

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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

A Routledge Study Guide

Author: Sarah Graham

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134286546

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.

Depression in J.D. Salinger's The catcher in the rye

Author: Dedria Bryfonski

Publisher: Greenhaven

ISBN: 9780737742572

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 218

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Presents essays on depression in "The Catcher in the Rye," discussing such topics as Salinger's own depression, phoniness, the lack of a father figure, and sexual conflict.

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.

CliffsNotes on Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye

Author: Stanley P. Baldwin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 076458703X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 112

View: 1836

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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also features glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. CliffsNotes on The Catcher in the Rye introduces you to a coming-of-age novel with a twist. J.D. Salinger's best-known work is more realistic, more lifelike and authentic than some other representatives of the genre. Get to know the unforgettable main character, Holden Caulfield, as he navigates the dangers and risks of growing up. This study guide enables you to keep up with all of the major themes and symbols of the novel, as well as the characters and plot. You'll also find valuable information about Salinger's life and background. Other features that help you study include Character analyses of major players A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters Critical essays A review section that tests your knowledge A Resource Center full of books, articles, films, and Internet sites Classic literature or modern modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

J. D. Salinger

A Life

Author: Kenneth Slawenski

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks

ISBN: 0812982592

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 464

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Examines the life of the reclusive author of Catcher in the Rye including his encounters with celebrities, his love life, his devotion to eastern religion and his conflicted relationship with his success. Reprint.

J.D. Salinger's Catcher in the Rye

Author: Joseph Claro

Publisher: Barron's Educational Series

ISBN: 9780812034073

Category: Study Aids

Page: 90

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A guide to reading "Catcher in the Rye" with a critical and appreciative mind. Includes background on the author's life and times, sample tests, term paper suggestions, and a reading list.

The Catcher in the Rye

Author: J. D. Salinger

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781439550052

Category: Fiction

Page: 214

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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.

The Catcher in the Rye

Author: J.D. Salinger

Publisher: Back Bay Books

ISBN: 9780316769174

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.

A Model World

And Other Stories

Author: Michael Chabon

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 145323411X

Category: Fiction

Page: 198

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A story collection from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, “one of his generation’s most eloquent new voices” (The New York Times). With his first novel, The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, Michael Chabon announced his presence as a literary wunderkind of style and substance. A Model World and Other Stories only burnished his reputation as a distinctive prose stylist. In eleven elegant tales—some of them linked—by the New York Times–bestselling author of Telegraph Avenue and The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, Chabon’s singular characters hold tight to private dreams even as their closest relationships crumble. Five stories follow an anxious adolescent from the beach vacation where he learns of his parents’ divorce to the confused days of a woefully misguided crush. Others find ex-lovers tormenting each other at an oceanside café, a washed-up professional baseball player attending a teammate’s funeral, and a Pittsburgh disc jockey still pining for a woman who married him to get her American citizenship. “Chabon moves across powerful emotional ground with certainty and delicacy,” raves the Chicago Tribune. “There are heartbreaking moments in these stories, but they are rendered so precisely, through incidents that capture the subtlest of feelings, that the reader can only smile at Chabon’s skill.” This ebook features a biography of the author.

CliffsNotes on Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye

Author: Stanley P. Baldwin

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544180763

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 112

View: 8618

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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also features glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. CliffsNotes on The Catcher in the Rye introduces you to a coming-of-age novel with a twist. J.D. Salinger's best-known work is more realistic, more lifelike and authentic than some other representatives of the genre. Get to know the unforgettable main character, Holden Caulfield, as he navigates the dangers and risks of growing up. This study guide enables you to keep up with all of the major themes and symbols of the novel, as well as the characters and plot. You'll also find valuable information about Salinger's life and background. Other features that help you study include Character analyses of major players A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters Critical essays A review section that tests your knowledge A Resource Center full of books, articles, films, and Internet sites Classic literature or modern modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.