The American Novel: New Essays on the Catcher in the Rye.

He plods on, only sure that he must gradually wean himself away from Phoebe so that she gets used to losing him forever--and so that he gets used to being away from her. Though Holden needs closeness and love in order to renew his life, he keeps driving himself further away from it in order to avoid the inevitable loss. The more he wants to experience life, the more antisocial he becomes and the more he imagines death. This paradox is part of Holden’s life: there is pain in shutting down one's feelings, and there is pain in the risk of opening oneself up again. He impossibly tries to avoid pains that are inevitable for human mortals while they live.

Salinger’s novel, “ The Catcher in the Rye,” is turning your back on the world is not good.

Written as the autobiographical account of a fictional teenage prep school student Holden Caulfield, The Catcher in the Rye deals with material that is socially scandalous for the times (Gwynn, 1958)....


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Salinger In life there comes a time when everyone thinks that they are surrounded by phoniness.

The “Catcher in the Rye” written by J.D Salinger, narrates on the main character Holden Caulfield, a hostile and negative person, who suffers from severe depression....


In The Catcher in the Rye by J.D.

Holden’s experiences and thoughts highlight his understanding of the importance of preserving these qualities, which is drawn attention to when he says that he would “be the catcher in the rye” to protect the children from the harsh adult world (Salinger 173)....

In the novel The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D.

The examples of relationships, society, and life itself that Salinger has created in The Catcher in the Rye are so exquisite and so timeless that they have already reserved the novel a place in history as one of the greatest stories of all time.

Salinger's novel The Catcher in the Rye.

Salinger’s protagonist in the novel “Catcher in the Rye”, is a seventeen year old experiencing that period of life between childhood and adulthood, often referred to as "years of teenage angst”.

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What makes The Catcher in the Rye a unique literary work is Salinger's combination of stream of consciousness along with several other literary contrivances.

One of his most successful books was The Catcher in the Rye.

The Catcher in the Rye is an insatiable account of the realities we face daily seen through the eyes of a bright young man whose visions of the world are painfully truthful, if not a bit jaded.

Salinger as Holden Caulfield The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D.

Thankfully we have moved past the outright banning and destruction of literary works that challenge traditional views, protecting the freedom of one’s right to express their thoughts, opinions and imaginati...