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The catcher in the rye

Author: Harold Bloom
Publisher: New York : Chelsea House, ©1997.
Series: Bloom's reviews.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Includes a brief biography of the author, thematic and structural analysis of the work, critical views, and an index of themes and ideas.
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Named Person: J D Salinger; J D Salinger
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harold Bloom
ISBN: 0791041158 9780791041154
OCLC Number: 38042681
Notes: "Comprehensive research & study guide."
Description: 69 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Biography of J.D. Salinger --
Thematic and structural analysis --
List of characters --
Critical views: Holden Caulfield as transplanted Huckleberry Finn / Harvey Breit --
Holden's innocence / S.N. Behrman --
Holden's alienation from society / Ernest Jones --
Holden's contempt for the world / John W. Aldridge --
Difficulty of communication in the novel / Charles H. Kegel --
Holden as an anachronism / William Faulkner --
Holden and Jesus Christ / Frederick L. Gwynn and Joseph L. Blotner --
The novel's appeal to young people / Christopher Parker. Salinger's characterizations / Alfred Chester --
Holden as a secular saint / Jonathan Baumbach --
Puritanical criticisms of the novel / Robert P. Moore --
Holden's idealism as the novel's strength / Bernard C. Kinnick --
The flaws in Holden's character / Duane Edwards --
Holden poised between childhood and adulthood / Kerry McSweeney --
Holden's actions and Allie's death / Edwin Haviland Miller --
The novel and the Cold War / Alan Nadel --
Holden and contemporary sociology / Warren French --
Holden's self-inflicted wounds / Joyce Rowe --
The ending of the novel / Sanford Pinsker --
Works by J.D. Salinger --
Works about J.D. Salinger and The Catcher in the Rye.
Series Title: Bloom's reviews.
Responsibility: edited and with an introduction by Harold Bloom.

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Holden, knowing he is to be expelled from school, decides to leave early. He spends three days in New York City and tells the story of what he did and suffered there.  Read more...

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"Harold Bloom is the world's leading Literary critic" - The Times 28.11.00"

 
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