Get e-Books "New Essays On The Catcher In The Rye" on Pdf, ePub, Tuebl, Mobi and Audiobook for FREE. There are more than 1 Million Books that have been enjoyed by people from all over the world. Always update books hourly, if not looking, search in the book search column. Enjoy 100% FREE.
J. D. Salinger's novel, <I>The Catcher in the Rye celebrated its fiftieth anniversary of publication in 2001. <I>The Catcher in the Rye: New Essays presents a variety of new approaches to this extremely popular and intensely influential novel, ranging from the examination of the intertextual relationship between <I>The Catcher in the Rye and Cormac McCarthy's <I>All the Pretty Horses, to the evaluation of Salinger's mythic place in American film and popular culture, to the interrogation of what it means for a reader to claim that a novel such as <I>The Catcher in the Rye has changed his or her life. These essays provide new commentary and new insights, and demonstrate the continuing relevance of Salinger, <I>The Catcher in the Rye, and Holden Caulfield to American culture and literature and, in turn, to American cultural and literary studies.
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.
The "brilliant, funny, meaningful novel" (The New Yorker) that established J. D. Salinger as a leading voice in American literature--and that has instilled in millions of readers around the world a lifelong love of books. "If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you'll probably want to know is where I was born, and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don't feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth." The hero-narrator of The Catcher in the Rye is an ancient child of sixteen, a native New Yorker named Holden Caufield. 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.
This volume brings together critical essays on The Catcher in the Rye (1951), representing three decades from the 1950s through the 1980s. It includes a number of key reviews that appeared shortly after the publication of the novel. The introduction by Salzberg traces the history of the criticism and places it in the context of Salinger's overall career. The two dozen pieces in the volume reflect virtually every critical school. Freudian and Marxist approaches, comparative analyses, gender criticism, structuralist studies, and linguistic analyses throw light on the novel and reveal their strengths and weaknesses as tools for reading long fiction. ISBN 0-8161-8894-7: $38.00.