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The Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger
The Catcher in the Rye
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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... show more
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.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780316769174 (0316769177)
ASIN: 316769177
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Pages no: 277
Edition language: English
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Tickets To Paradise
Tickets To Paradise rated it
5.0 The Catcher in the Rye
Have not seen the movie yet, but this book was something, something completely unexpectable, something completely unpredictable, something so well written, and something so well-crafted that I fully comprehend the reason why it's one of the most valuable classics to this day, and in some cases a man...
Marinebuchbinder
Marinebuchbinder rated it
3.5 Erwachsen sein dagegen sehr
Ach Holden, wie vielen Jugendlichen geht es so wie dir? Kein Kind mehr und auch noch kein Erwachsener. Wie schwer es ist sich manchmal in der Welt zurechtzufinden. Seinen Platz zu behaupten, vor allem wenn man das Gefühl hat, dass es keinen Platz für einen gibt. Es wundert mich nicht, dass das Buch...
Sheila's Reads
Sheila's Reads rated it
4.0 THE CATCHER IN THE RYE by J. D. Salinger
I understand why you should not read this for the first time as an adult but my education was neglected in my teens, obviously, since I did not read it then. Holden is a pain where the sun don't shine. He is so whiny. He acts as if he's seen everything, done everything, and knows everything but, ...
las lecturas de Eme
las lecturas de Eme rated it
2.0 The Catcher in the Rye
It's true that I didn't remember the book this way. Maybe I was too young the first time I read it, but certainly there were things I needed to live to fully understand it.However, I didn't quite like it the first time... and still didn't quite like it this one. I feel Holden's pain about some thing...
Malin
Malin rated it
1.0 #CBR8 Book 19: The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
This review will contain spoilers, so if you want to avoid knowing all the details of the sparse and meaningless plot, maybe skip the first couple of paragraphs. Holden Caulfield is a self-important, spoiled and worthless little shit. At the start of the book, he is cooling his heels at the fourt...
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