The title, J.D. Salingers The Catcher in the Rye, part of Chelsea House Publishers Modern Critical Interpretations series, presents the most important 20th-century criticism on J.D. Salingers The Catcher in the Rye through extracts of critical essays by well-known literary critics. This collection of criticism also features a short biography on J.D. Salinger, a chronology of the authors life, and an introductory essay written by Harold Bloom, Sterling Professor of the Humanities, Yale University....Continua
The Catcher in the Rye is a story about the adventures of a young man named Holden after he is kicked out of his school, Pencey Prep. He struggles throughout the book on learning the concept of growing up and letting others grow up too. Through these adventures, he learns valuable lessons on what is right and what is wrong through trial and error. At the end of the book, he finds inner peace through acceptance about the world and seems to be headed toward a hopeful future.
I think the Catcher in the Rye is a book that subtly introduces ideas through symbols and humor. Holden never directly states his own opinions about reality and innocence which made the book more interesting to read. There was a lot of profanity in this book, but it is understandable considering all the inner turmoil Holden faces and this book is also in first person so the reader reads exactly what Holden thinks. I also liked that Salinger left the reader to wonder what would happen to Holden at the end of the book instead of telling the reader exactly what will happen to him. Overall the Catcher in the Rye is a very meaningful book that conveys Salinger's opinion on reality once the reader looks beyond the superficial meaning of the word
The Catcher in the Rye è la storia delle avventure di un giovane di nome Holden dopo essere stato cacciato dalla sua scuola, la Pencey Prep. Per tutto il libro si sforza di imparare il concetto di crescita e di far crescere anche gli altri. Attraverso queste avventure, impara preziose lezioni su ciò che è giusto e ciò che è sbagliato per tentativi ed errori. Alla fine del libro, egli trova la pace interiore attraverso l'accettazione del mondo e sembra essere diretto verso un futuro pieno di speranza. Penso che il Catcher in the Rye sia un libro che introduce sottilmente le idee attraverso simboli e umorismo. Holden non dichiara mai direttamente le proprie opinioni sulla realtà e sull'innocenza il che ha reso il libro più interessante da leggere. C’è molta blasfemia in questo libro, ma è comprensibile considerando tutte le turbolenze interiori che Holden affronta e questo libro è anche in prima persona, quindi il lettore legge esattamente quello che pensa Holden. Mi è anche piaciuto che Salinger abbia lasciato il lettore a chiedersi cosa sarebbe successo a Holden alla fine del libro, invece di comunicarlo al lettore . Nel complesso The Catcher in the Rye è un libro molto significativo che trasmette l'opinione di Salinger sulla realtà una volta che il lettore guarda oltre il significato superficiale delle parole....Continua
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