Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye

Author: Sarah Graham

Publisher: A&C Black

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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

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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

Author: Scott Hurley

Publisher: Insight Publications

ISBN:

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.

The Catcher in the Rye and Philosophy

Author: Keith Dromm

Publisher: Open Court Publishing

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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.

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

A Cultural History

Author: Josef Benson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 174

View: 608

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:

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

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN:

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

A Reader's Companion to J. D. Salinger's the Catcher in the Rye

Second Edition

Author: Peter G. Beidler

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 278

View: 166

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.

CliffsNotes on Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye

Author: Stanley P. Baldwin

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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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 Salinger

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

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.