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J.D. Salinger's The catcher in the rye /
edited and with an introduction by Harold Bloom.
edition
New ed.
imprint
New York : Bloom's Literary Criticism, c2009.
description
vii, 215 p. ; 25 cm.
ISBN
1604131837 (alk. paper), 9781604131833 (alk. paper)
format(s)
Book
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added author
imprint
New York : Bloom's Literary Criticism, c2009.
isbn
1604131837 (alk. paper)
9781604131833 (alk. paper)
catalogue key
6774240
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 199-203) and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
To be a catcher in the rye, Holden's ambition, is to be a kind of secular saint, willing and able to save young children from disasters. -Harold Bloom
First Chapter
The Catcher in the Rye is one of the most popular coming-of-age novels ever written, and its 17-year-old protagonist, Holden Caulfield, has become an icon of teen angst. The full-length critical essays in this title provide a comprehensive critical look at this classic by J.D. Salinger. Master scholar Harold Bloom introduces the novel in this study guide, which also features a chronology, a bibliography, an index, and notes on the contributors.
Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
The new full-length critical essays in this title provide a comprehensive critical look at this classic by J. D. Salinger. Master scholer Harold Bloom introduces the novel in this study guide, which also features a chronology, a bibliography, an index, and notes on the contributors.
Main Description
This new addition to the Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations series examines The Catcher in the Rye, one of the most popular coming-of-age novels ever written. Its 17-year-old protagonist, Holden Caulfield, has become an icon of teen angst. Gathered here is a collection of well-respected critical essays on the text. Book jacket.
Table of Contents
Editor's Notep. vii
Introductionp. 1
Rhetoric, Sanity, and the Cold War: The Significance of Holden Caulfield's Testimonyp. 5
"The World Was All Before Them": Coming of Age in Ngugi wa Thiong'o's Weep Not, Child and J. D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Ryep. 21
Go West, My Sonp. 37
Hyakujo's Geese, Amban's Doughnuts and Rilke's Carrousel: Sources East and West for Salinger's Catcherp. 45
Cherished and Cursed: Toward a Social History of The Catcher in the Ryep. 63
The Catcher in the Rye as Postwar American Fablep. 89
Holden Caulfield's Legacyp. 105
The Boy That Had Created the Disturbance: Reflections on Minor Characters in Life and The Catcher in the Ryep. 115
Holden Caulfield: A Love Storyp. 123
Catcher in the Corn: J. D. Salinger and Shoeless Joep. 131
Mentor Mori; or, Sibling Society and the Catcher in the Blyp. 151
Memories of Holden Caulfield-and of Miss Greenwoodp. 167
The Zen Archery of Holden Caulfieldp. 183
Chronologyp. 191
Contributorsp. 195
Bibliographyp. 199
Acknowledgmentsp. 205
Indexp. 207
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