Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye

Author: Sarah Graham

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441143106

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 128

View: 4115

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: 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.

The Catcher in the Rye and Philosophy

Author: Keith Dromm,Heather Salter

Publisher: Open Court Publishing

ISBN: 0812698002

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 215

View: 9833

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

View: 1938

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

View: 4063

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: J.D. Salinger

Publisher: Back Bay Books

ISBN: 9780316769174

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 5609

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.

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

View: 3279

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

New Essays on The Catcher in the Rye

Author: Jack Salzman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521377980

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 118

View: 7520

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.

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

Second Edition

Author: Peter G. Beidler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781603810135

Category: Fiction

Page: 278

View: 9521

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

ISBN: 0544180763

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 112

View: 1380

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: J. D. Salinger

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781439550052

Category: Fiction

Page: 214

View: 3392

In an effort to escape the hypocrisies of life at his boarding school, sixteen-year-old Holden Caulfield seeks refuge in New York City.

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: 7256

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.

Catcher in the Rye

Author: Stuart A. Kallen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781560067832

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 9942

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.

The Catcher in the Rye

Author: John C. Unrue

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 164

View: 1148

"Gale Study Guides to Great Literature is a unique reference line composed of three series: "Literary Masters, Literary Masterpieces and "Literary Topics. Convenient, comprehensive and targeted toward current coursework, these guides place authors, titles and topics into context for high school and college students as well as general researchers. Each "Literary Masters volume introduces a significant author, covering basic biographical information. The related "Literary Masterpieces volume explores a major title from this author's works in detail. Finally, the "Literary Topics volume places the author and work within a relevant literary movement or genre.

The Catcher in the Rye

New Essays

Author: J. P. Steed

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9780820457291

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 152

View: 1131

J. D. Salinger's novel, <I>The Catcher in the Rye celebrated its fiftieth anniversary of publication in 2001. <I>The Catcher in the Rye: New Essays presents a variety of new approaches to this extremely popular and intensely influential novel, ranging from the examination of the intertextual relationship between <I>The Catcher in the Rye and Cormac McCarthy's <I>All the Pretty Horses, to the evaluation of Salinger's mythic place in American film and popular culture, to the interrogation of what it means for a reader to claim that a novel such as <I>The Catcher in the Rye has changed his or her life. These essays provide new commentary and new insights, and demonstrate the continuing relevance of Salinger, <I>The Catcher in the Rye, and Holden Caulfield to American culture and literature and, in turn, to American cultural and literary studies.