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Lang Matl
Author Salinger, J. D. (Jerome David), 1919-2010

Title The catcher in the rye / J.D. Salinger

Imprint New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2010


Location Call No. Status
 CCQ - Lusail Female Library  PS3537.A426 C3 2010    Available
 CCQ - Lusail Male Library  PS3537.A426 C3 2010 c.2  Available
Description 228 pages ; 21 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note "Published by Little, Brown and Company, July 1951. Text reset September 2010."--Title page verso
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
Subject Caulfield, Holden (Fictitious character) -- Fiction
Runaway teenagers -- Fiction
Teenage boys -- Fiction
New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction
Genre/Form American fiction -- 20th century
Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
ISBN 9780241950432