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The Resource The catcher in the rye, J.D. Salinger

The catcher in the rye, J.D. Salinger

Label
The catcher in the rye
Title
The catcher in the rye
Statement of responsibility
J.D. Salinger
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
UBF
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1919-2010
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Salinger, J. D.
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3537.A426
LC item number
C3 2010
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Caulfield, Holden (Fictitious character)
  • Runaway teenagers
  • Teenage boys
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • Caulfield, Holden (Fictitious character)
  • Runaway teenagers
  • Teenage boys
  • New York (State)
  • Caulfield, Holden (Fictitious character)
  • Runaway teenagers
  • Teenage boys
  • Caulfield, Holden (Fictitious character)
  • Runaway teenagers
  • Teenage boys
  • American fiction
  • Fiction
  • Bildungsromans
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • New York (State)
Label
The catcher in the rye, J.D. Salinger
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Published by Little, Brown and Company, July 1951. Text reset September 2010"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
780948590
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
277 pages
Isbn
9780316769532
Lccn
00108915
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)780948590
Label
The catcher in the rye, J.D. Salinger
Publication
Note
"Published by Little, Brown and Company, July 1951. Text reset September 2010"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
780948590
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
277 pages
Isbn
9780316769532
Lccn
00108915
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)780948590

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