The Catcher in the Rye



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 J.D Salinger s classic novel of teenage angst and rebellion was first published in 1951 The novel was included on Time s 2005 list of the 100 best English language novels written since 1923 It was named by Modern Library and its readers as one of the 100 best English language novels of the 20th century It has been frequently challenged in the court for its liberal use of profanity and portrayal of sexuality and in the 1950 s and 60 s it was the novel that every teenage boy wants to read. Best Download [ The Catcher in the Rye ] author [ J.D. Salinger ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – e17streets4all.co.ukThe Catcher in the Rye

Jerome David Salinger was an American author, best known for his 1951 novel The Catcher in the Rye, as well as his reclusive nature His last original published work was in 1965 he gave his last interview in 1980 Raised in Manhattan, Salinger began writing short stories while in secondary school, and published several stories in the early 1940s before serving in World War II In 1948 he publishe Jerome David Salinger was an American author, best known for his 1951 novel The Catcher in the Rye, as well as his reclusive nature His last original published work was in 1965 he gave his last interview in 1980 Raised in Manhattan, Salinger began writing short stories while in secondary school, and published several stories in the early 1940s before serving in World War II In 1948 he published the critically acclaimed story A Perfect Day for Bananafish in The New Yorker magazine, which became home to much of his subsequent work In 1951 Salinger released his novel The Catcher in the Rye, an immediate popular success His depiction of adolescent alienation and loss of innocence in the protagonist Holden Caulfield was influential, especially among adolescent readers The novel remains widely read and controversial, selling around 250,000 copies a year.The success of The Catcher in the Rye led to public attention and scrutiny Salinger became reclusive, publishing new work less frequently He followed Catcher with a short story collection, Nine Stories 1953 , a collection of a novella and a short story, Franny and Zooey 1961 , and a collection of two novellas, Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour An Introduction 1963 His last published work, a novella entitled Hapworth 16, 1924 , appeared in The New Yorker on June 19, 1965.Afterward, Salinger struggled with unwanted attention, including a legal battle in the 1980s with biographer Ian Hamilton and the release in the late 1990s of memoirs written by two people close to him Joyce Maynard, an ex lover and Margaret Salinger, his daughter In 1996, a small publisher announced a deal with Salinger to publish Hapworth 16, 1924 in book form, but amid the ensuing publicity, the release was indefinitely delayed He made headlines around the globe in June 2009, after filing a lawsuit against another writer for copyright infringement resulting from that writer s use of one of Salinger s characters from The Catcher in the Rye. Salinger died of natural causes on January 27, 2010, at his home in Cornish, New Hampshire

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  • Paperback
  • 277 pages
  • The Catcher in the Rye
  • J.D. Salinger
  • English
  • 02 January 2018
  • 0316769177

10 thoughts on “The Catcher in the Rye

  1. says:

    journal entrytoday i am 15 years old everything is all bullshit, as usual i can t believe how fucked everything is around me like i m surrounded by zombies i can t talk to any of my so called friends, i can t talk to jamie, i can t talk to my parents who would bother listening anyway i cannot wait to leave orange county this place make...

  2. says:

    I was worried as hell about reading this book again The last time I read it was about a thousand years ago when I was just a kid I was lousy with angst just like good old Holden back then I really was Now that I m a crummy old guy I figured that I wouldn t like it any That s the one thing about crummy old guys, they always hate books that kids like Every time I reread a corny book that I really liked when I was a kid it makes me want to give the writer a buzz and ask what the hell is g I was worried as hell about reading this book again The last time I read it was about a thousand years ago when I was just a kid I was lou...

  3. says:

    I read this book for the first time in the 8th grade I had to get my mom to sign a permission slip because of the cursing Before I began reading, I had so many expectations Back then, I read Seventeen Magazine, and back then, Seventeen Magazine ran brainy features about books and poetry There was one feature where they asked people what book changed their lives, and something likethan half said Catcher in the Rye I think there might have been some celebrity comments in there, too At I read this book for the first time in the 8th grade I had to get my mom to sign a permission slip because of the cursing Before I began reading, I had so many expectations Back then, I read Seventeen Magazine, and back then, Seventeen Magazine ran brainy features about books and poetry There was one feature where they asked people what book changed their lives, and something likethan half said Catcher in the Rye I think there might have been some celebrity comments in there, too At any rate, it was a ringing endorsement.So you can imagine my disappointment when I hated it Not only did I hate Holden, but I hated everything about the novel There was nothing I e...

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    My theory as to this book s unusually polarizing nature either you identify with Holden Caulfield or you don t.Those who see themselves either as they were or, God help them, as they are in Holden see a misunderstood warrior poet, fighting the good fight against a hypocritical and unfeeling world they see in Salinger a genius because he gets it, and he gets them.Those o...

  5. says:

    I read the end of The Catcher in the Rye the other day and found myself wanting to take Holden Caulfield by the collar and shake him really, really hard and shout at him to grow up I suppose I ve understood for some time now that The Catcher in the Rye a favorite of mine when I was sixteen was a favorite precisely because I was sixteen At sixteen, I found Holden Caulfield s crisis profoundly moving I admired his searing indictment of society, his acute understanding of...

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    If I could give this book a zero, I would I absolutely hated it Generally, I don t hate books, either Usually it s a very strong dislike, and generally, I give them a second chance But no, I will never be reading this book again.In my opinion, Holden is the worst character in the English language Salinger tried just too damn hard to make him universal , to the point where he becomes unrealistic His train of thought is annoying and repetitive, and God, those catchphrases of his Can someon If I could give this book a zero, I would I absolutely hated it Generally, I don t hate books, either Usually it s a very strong dislike, and generally, I give them a second chance But no, I will never be reading this book again.In my o...

  7. says:

    5.0 stars I LOVE IT when I go into a book with low expectations and it ends up knocking me on my ass Admittedly, this is tougher to do with classics but it certainly happened in this case I remember first reading this in school like many of us and not thinking it was anything special However, having first read it almost 25 years ago, I knew I had to read it again before I could feel justified in actually reviewing it Of course, I didn t hold out much hope that my feelings would change a 5.0 stars I LOVE IT when I go into a book with low expectations and it ends up knocking me on my ass Admittedly, this is tougher to do with classics but it certainly happened in this case I remember first reading this in school like many of us and not thinking it was anything special However, having first read it almost 25 years ago, I knew I had to read it again before I could feel justified in actually reviewing it Of course, I didn t hold out much hope that my feelings would change and was expecting a fairly painful reading experiece In fact, as I started reading, I was already thinking about what my amazingly insightful, completely isn t it cool to bash on the classics 1 star review was going to focus on I thought maybe I could bag on the less than spectacular prose used by Salinger making myself feel really smart in the process Or maybe I could take some jabs at the less than exciting narrati...

  8. says:

    Sometimes truth isn t just stranger than fiction, it s alsointeresting and better plotted Salinger helped to pioneer a genre where fiction was deliberately less remarkable than reality His protagonist says little, does little, and thinks little, and yet Salinger doesn t string Holden up as a satire of deluded self obsessives, he is rather the epic archetype of the boring, yet self important depressive.I ve taken the subway and had prolonged conversations on the street with prostitutes n Sometimes truth isn t just stranger than fiction, it s alsointeresting and better plotted Salinger helped to pioneer a genre where fiction was deliberately less remarkable than reality His protagonist says little, does little, and thinks little, and yet Salinger doesn t string Holden up as a satire of deluded self obsessives, he is rather the epic archetype of the boring, yet self important depressive.I ve taken the subway and had prolonged conversations on the street with prostitutes not concerning business matters , and I can attest that Salinger s depiction is often accurate to what it...

  9. says:

    In my hand I hold 5 I will give it to anyone who can explain the plot of this book or why there is no plot and make me understand why the hell people think it s so amazing.

  10. says:

    Well, this was a pain to get through.First of all, this is a shitty way to start a novel no matter how you want to introduce your main character 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 That is easily one of the saddest, most p Well, this was a pain to get through.First of all, this is a shitty way to start a novel no matter how you want to introduce your main character 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 ...

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