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The Resource The catcher in the rye

The catcher in the rye

Label
The catcher in the rye
Title
The catcher in the rye
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Story of Holden Caufield with his idiosyncrasies, penetrating insight, confusion, sensitivity and negativism. 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
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Cataloging source
DLC
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1919-2010
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Salinger, J. D.
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
The Modern library of the world's best books
Series volume
[90]
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  • Caulfield, Holden (Fictitious character)
  • Runaway teenagers
  • Teenage boys
Label
The catcher in the rye
Instantiates
Publication
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
287558
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
277 pages
Lccn
58011471
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1233119
Label
The catcher in the rye
Publication
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
287558
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
277 pages
Lccn
58011471
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1233119

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