A novel about a very cynical teenage boy despising the adult world (which he says is full of phonies) and refusing to grow up. He likes to isolate himself from his peers but is also in need for connection - he got in touch with a few of his old friends within the few days he got kicked out from school. He wanting to be the catcher in the rye also points to the fact that he wants to protect children from falling off the cliff, to stop them from reaching what he perceives as undesirable things in adulthood.
The symbolism is good. Otherwise, the story is not interesting....Continua
"Among other things, you'll find that you're not the first person who was ever confused and frightened and even sickened by human behavior. You're by no means alone on that score, you'll be excited and stimulated to know. Many, many men have been just as troubled morally and spiritually as you are right now. Happily, some of them kept records of their troubles. You'll learn from them—if you want to. Just as someday, if you have something to offer, someone will learn something from you. It's a beautiful reciprocal arrangement. And it isn't education. It's history. It's poetry."...Continua
"... Non raccontate mai niente a nessuno. Se lo fate, poi comincia a mancarvi chiunque." Che altro aggiungere?
Mi sono immedesimata in Holden Caufield, in questo libro vengono esaltati gli anni dell'addolescenza, la voglia di crescere ma allo stesso tempo cercare anche un rifugio nei ricordi dell'infanzia...