Salinger s The Catcher in the Rye

Author: Sarah Graham
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781441143105
Release Date: 2007-10-25
Genre: Literary Criticism

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

Author: Scott Hurley
Publisher: Insight Publications
ISBN: 9781921088834
Release Date: 2011-08-01
Genre: Education

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

Author: Harold Bloom
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 9780791092965
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

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.

J D Salinger s The Catcher in the Rye

Author: Josef Benson
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781442277953
Release Date: 2018-03-12
Genre: Literary Criticism

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: 0316769177
Release Date: 2001-01-30
Genre: Fiction

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.

The Catcher in the Rye

Author: John C. Unrue
Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning
ISBN: PSU:000055886536
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Literary Criticism

"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.

New Essays on The Catcher in the Rye

Author: Jack Salzman
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521377986
Release Date: 1991
Genre: Literary Criticism

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.

CliffsNotes on Salinger s The Catcher in the Rye

Author: Stanley P. Baldwin
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780544180765
Release Date: 2011-05-18
Genre: Literary Criticism

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.

Catcher in the Rye the MAXNotes Literature Guides

Author: Robert S. Holzman
Publisher: Research & Education Assoc.
ISBN: 0738669571
Release Date: 2012-05-01
Genre: Study Aids

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.

The Catcher in the Rye

Author: Jerome David Salinger
Publisher: Chivers North Amer
ISBN: 0792715160
Release Date: 1993
Genre: Fiction

Holden, 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. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.