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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

Understanding The Catcher in the Rye

A Student Casebook to Issues, Sources, and Historical Documents

Author: Sanford Pinsker,Ann Pinsker

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313302008

Category: History

Page: 173

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Examines the background and themes of "Catcher in the Rye," discusses the novel's censorship, and examines the character of Holden Caulfield

The Catcher in the Rye

Author: Jerome Salinger

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781530074075


Page: 182

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"The Catcher in the Rye" (in other translations - "Break on the edge of rye fields of childhood," "Catcher in the grain field," English The Catcher in the Rye -. The Catcher in the Rye," 1951) - a novel by American writer Jerome Salinger. In it on behalf of the 16-year old boy named Holden in a very blatant form it tells about his heightened perception of American reality and the rejection of the common canons and morality of modern society. The work was immensely popular among young people and among the adult population, have a significant impact on world culture of the second half of the XX century. The novel was translated almost all world languages. In 2005, Time magazine included the novel in the list of the 100 best English-language novels written since 1923, and publisher Modern Library [en] included in its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century. However, despite this, at the same time in the US the novel has often been criticized, and the prohibition of the large amount of obscene language.

CliffsNotes on Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye

Author: Stanley P. Baldwin

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544180763

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 112

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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-day treasure—you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

The Catcher in the Rye

Author: Jerome David 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.

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.

Catcher in the Rye, the (MAXNotes Literature Guides)

Author: Robert S. Holzman

Publisher: Research & Education Assoc.

ISBN: 9780738669571

Category: Study Aids

Page: 120

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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.

Catcher in the Rye

Author: Stuart A. Kallen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781560067832

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

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An introduction to Salinger's "The Catcher in the Rye" discusses the author's life, his perceptions of society in the 1950s, and the novel's plot, characters, and themes.

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

View: 5893

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.