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Caulfield, Holden (Fictitious character)

Works: 96 works in 292 publications in 4 languages and 23,794 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Study guides  Handbooks, manuals, etc  History  Juvenile works  Biography  Bildungsromans  Psychological fiction  Young adult works 
Classifications: PS3537.A426, 813.54
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Publications about Holden (Fictitious character) Caulfield
Most widely held works about Holden (Fictitious character) Caulfield
    The catcher in the rye by J. D Salinger( Book )
    71 editions published between 1945 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 10,376 libraries worldwide
    "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.--Book jacket
    J.D. Salinger by Harold Bloom( Book )
    14 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 2,609 libraries worldwide
    Includes a brief biography of the author, thematic and structural analysis of the work, critical views, and an index of themes and ideas
    Holden Caulfield ( Book )
    8 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in English and held by 1,928 libraries worldwide
    Presents a series of essays that provide a critical examination of Salinger's protagonist, Holden Caulfield, from the 1951 novel, "Catcher in the Rye", and includes character profile, bibliography, and index
    The catcher in the rye : innocence under pressure by Sanford Pinsker( Book )
    3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 1,286 libraries worldwide
    Sanford Pinsker's reading of the Catcher in the Rye goes through the novel chronologically, in a manner perfectly conducive to side-by-side reading, and provides helpful chapters on historical background and critical reception
    New essays on the Catcher in the Rye by Jack Salzman( Book )
    6 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and held by 1,178 libraries worldwide
    First published in 1951, The Catcher in the Rye continues to be one of the most popular novels ever written as well as one of the most frequently banned books in the United States. In his introduction to this volume, Jack Salzman discusses the history of the novel's composition and publication, the mixed reception it has received from critics and scholars, the arguments surrounding the attempts at censorship, and its position in a postmodernist literary world. The essays that follow focus on various aspects of the novel: its ideology within the context of the cold war, its portrait of a particular subculture within American society, its account of patterns of adolescent crisis, and its rich and complex narrative structure
    Critical essays on Salinger's The catcher in the rye by Joel Salzberg( Book )
    3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 912 libraries worldwide
    Readings on The catcher in the rye ( Book )
    2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 852 libraries worldwide
    This book includes a biography of J. D. Salinger and fourteen critical essays on "The Catcher in the Rye."
    In cold fear : the Catcher in the rye censorship controversies and postwar American character by Pamela Hunt Steinle( Book )
    5 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 675 libraries worldwide
    "In Cold Fear examines the censorship controversies over J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye as a cultural debate occurring across America, from 1954 to the present day. Catcher presents a narrative in which adolescent embrace of American ideals of individualism and egalitarianism lead to criticism and rejection of dominant postwar social practices - a narrative as threatening to some adults as it is heartening to others. Attempts to remove Catcher from high schools as an "un-American" text have generated continuous and extensive controversy, distinguishing it as one of the most frequently taught postwar novels - and the most frequently censored."--Jacket
    Understanding The catcher in the rye : a student casebook to issues, sources, and historical documents by Sanford Pinsker( Book )
    5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 588 libraries worldwide
    Examines the background and themes of "Catcher in the Rye," discusses the novel's censorship, and examines the character of Holden Caulfield
    CliffsNotes Salinger's The catcher in the rye by Stanley P Baldwin( Book )
    8 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 388 libraries worldwide
    Presents the Cliff Notes on the classic novel and includes background information on the author, theme, character development and analysis, and critical commentaries and essays
    Depression in J.D. Salinger's The catcher in the rye ( Book )
    4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 378 libraries worldwide
    Contemporary perspectives on depression. Provides background on the life of author J.D. Salinger and the influences that shaped his work, features twelve articles that explore depression as portrayed in his novel "The Catcher in the Rye," and examines issues of depression in the twenty-first century
    The catcher in the Rye : new essays ( Book )
    3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 331 libraries worldwide
    "The Catcher in the Rye: New Essays presents a variety of new approaches to this extremely popular and intensely influential novel, ranging from the examination of the intertextual relationship between The Catcher in the Rye and Cormac McCarthy's All the Pretty Horses, to the evaluation of Salinger's mythic place in American film and popular culture, to the interrogation of what it means for a reader to claim that a novel such as The Catcher in the Rye has changed his or her life. These essays provide new commentary and new insights and demonstrate the continuing relevance of Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye, and Holden Caulfield to American culture and literature, and, in turn, to American cultural and literary studies."--BOOK JACKET
    J.D. Salinger's Catcher in the rye by Joseph Claro( Book )
    2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 315 libraries worldwide
    A guide to reading "Catcher in the Rye" with a critical and appreciative mind. Includes background on the author's life and times, sample tests, term paper suggestions, and a reading list
    J.D. Salinger's The catcher in the rye by Sarah Graham( Book )
    5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 295 libraries worldwide
    "Part of the Routledge Guides to Literature series, this volume is essential reading for all those beginning detailed study of The Catcher in the Rye and seeking nor only a guide to the novel but also a way through the wealth of contextual and critical material that surrounds Salinger's text."--BOOK JACKET
    The catcher in the rye, by J.D. Salinger ( Book )
    2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 246 libraries worldwide
    Catcher, caught by Sarah Collins Honenberger( Book )
    1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 195 libraries worldwide
    A few months after doctors tell him he has only a year to live, a precocious fifteen-year-old from a small town in Virginia has an intense reaction to The catcher in the rye. Deriving inspiration from J.D. Salinger's narrative, Daniel Landon begins to question the intentions and authority of those around him in his own search for identity in the face of death. Tired of his cramped surroundings and parents' alternative approaches to his treatment, he follows the footsteps of Holden Caulfield to New York City in search of the same eternal truths, only to discover the importance of home
    El guardián entre el centeno by J. D Salinger( Book )
    14 editions published between 1978 and 2010 in Spanish and held by 184 libraries worldwide
    Tells of the story of teenager Holden Caulfield who runs away from boarding school in Pennsylvania to New York
    The catcher in the rye : J.D. Salinger by Jon Natchez( Book )
    2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 142 libraries worldwide
    Created by Harvard students for students everywhere, each title in the 'Sparknotes' series contains complete plot summary and analysis, key facts about the work, an analysis of the major characters, suggested essay topics, themes, motifs, and symbols, and an explanation of important quotations
    The catcher in the rye by John C Unrue( Book )
    2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 123 libraries worldwide
    El cazador oculto by J. D Salinger( Book )
    3 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in Spanish and held by 72 libraries worldwide
    This famous novel details two days in the life of 16-year-old Holden Caulfield after he has been expelled from prep school. Confused and disillusioned, he searches for truth and rails against the "phoniness" of the adult world
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