Genre : Literary Collections
Publisher : GRIN Verlag
ISBN_10 : 9783638209601
Copyright Year : 2003-07-27
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Essay from the year 2000 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 2,0 (B), University of Münster (English Seminar Münster), course: American Teenage Culture of the 50s, language: English, abstract: There aren’t many heroes in contemporary literature who have aroused so much devotion, imitation or controversy as J.D. Salinger’s Holden Caulfield. Salinger's novel The Catcher in the Rye, which was banned in America after its first publication, has influenced teenagers and adolescents until today. The very first lines of Salinger’s novel The Catcher in the Rye apparently indicate that something has happened to Holden that perhaps most readers would not want to know about: "If you really want to hear about it...". So, what is The Catcher in the Rye actually about? It is the story of Holden Caulfield, a teenager growing up in New York, who has been expelled from school. In an attempt to deal with this situation, he decides to take a trip to New York, but this trip becomes a complete horror trip, during which he frequently suffers from unexplained depression, feelings of isolation and thoughts of suicide. Finally, his trip ends in a nervous breakdown. Told as a monologue, the book describes Holden's thoughts and activities of this threeday odyssey. Therefore the reader is forced to see social problems from Holden's point of view. Holden is confused about much of the world around him and he is disillusioned with life. One of the most significant features of Holden Caulfield’s character and personality is his relationship to other people. The way he feels and thinks about others as well as the way he treats them, reflects his difficulties with the world he lives in. Undoubtedly, there is a close link between Holden’s attitude towards social conventions and requirements since the people Holden is involved with represent a part of society. On the other hand, relationships always imply feelings, which enables the reader to get an insight into Holden’s emotional frame of mind. [...]

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đź“’ The Catcher In The Rye by Jerome David Salinger

Genre : Caulfield, Holden (Fictitious character)
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ISBN_10 : 0329661736
Copyright Year : 1951
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Holden Caulfield, knowing he is to be expelled from school, decides to leave early. He spends three days in New York City and tells the story of what he did and suffered there.

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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Publisher : Infobase Publishing
ISBN_10 : 9780791094839
Copyright Year : 2007-10
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A guide to writing about the fiction of J.D. Salinger offers instructions for composing different types of essays and contains literary criticism, analysis, and suggested essay topics for such works as "The Catcher in the Rye" and "Franny and Zooey."

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Publisher : Routledge
ISBN_10 : 9781134286553
Copyright Year : 2007-06-11
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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.

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN_10 : 9780544180765
Copyright Year : 2011-05-18
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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.

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Genre : Caulfield, Holden (Fictitious character)
Publisher : Infobase Publishing
ISBN_10 : 9781438119250
Copyright Year : 2009-01-01
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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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Genre : American fiction
Publisher : GRIN Verlag
ISBN_10 : 9783640445509
Copyright Year : 2009-10
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Bachelor Thesis from the year 2008 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1, University of Paderborn, language: English, abstract: American Literature thematizing youth, adolescence and initiation draws on a long tradition reaching back to the 18th century, including writers like Herman Melville, Mark Twain, Henry James and William Faulkner. After the Second World War, the American novel of adolescence flourished again in a period that also gave birth to the genre's arguably most prominent representative: When J.D. Salinger's novel The Catcher in the Rye first entered the American book market in 1951, its critical reception could not have diverged more. Salinger's first novel, after publishing a number of short stories in the New Yorker, was mostly attacked for its extensive use of colloquial language. Initial reviews ranged from "an unusual brilliant first novel" to "wholly repellent in its mingled vulgarity ...] and sly perversion." In 1985, thirty-four years later, Less Than Zero, the first novel of Bennington College student Bret Easton Ellis, was published and also received widely mixed criticism. While Interview Magazine called his debut "startling and hypnotic," Paul Gray wrote in an article for Time Magazine that the novel "offers little more than its title promises," referring to its lack of depth and fully developed characters. The first part of this work will lay the theoretical foundations and discuss the genre of the novel of adolescence in respect to the two novels under investigation. After covering the theoretical basics, the second part of this paper intends to concentrate on detecting parallels in the themes and presentations of adolescence and initiation in both works. Since social criticism is always a central genre-specific characteristic of the novel of adolescence, the next part will briefly discuss this issue in respect to The Catcher in the Rye as well as Less Than Zero and point to a pos

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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Publisher : Greenhaven
ISBN_10 : 0737742577
Copyright Year : 2008-10-24
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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.

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đź“’ 60 Years Later by John David California

Genre : Caulfield, Holden (Fictitious character)
Publisher : Nicotext
ISBN_10 : 9185869546
Copyright Year : 2009
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At 76, Mr C. is a man on the edge. Tired of life, the constant disappointments and excruciating boredom, this old man has had enough. From his retirement home, He resolves to seize whatever diginity he has left and end his life in the only place he truly feels at home: Goddam New York City. Armed with a deathwish and an enduring hatred of all things phony, he takes the reader on the ultimate journey: from one life to the next. In his final days the 76-year- old boy still only wants to be the 'Catcher in the Rye'.

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Publisher : McFarland
ISBN_10 : 9780786478651
Copyright Year : 2014-07-25
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When boarding-school fiction became popular in the 19th century, it tended to be warm and nostalgic, filled with sporting events, practical jokes, and schemes to get even with campus bullies. All of that changed in the era discussed in this book. Holden Caulfield, the narrator of J. D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye, drops out of one prep school and is expelled from two others. The conflicts between students in John Knowles's Devon School novels become so heated that two young men die. And in the controversial novel Good Times/Bad Times, James Kirkwood portrays the headmaster of a private academy as closeted, deeply neurotic, and infatuated with an 18-year-old who has recently enrolled at his school. In spite of their unsettling images of anguish and cruelty, these and other American boarding-school novels have attracted large audiences and influenced countless school narratives in fiction, drama, television and film. Many books have been written about British school stories. This is the first study that explores the history of boarding-school fiction in the United States.

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