J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye
Routledge, 2007 - Literary Collections - 128 pages
J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye (1951) is a twentieth-century classic. Despite being one of the most frequently banned books in America, generations of readers have identified with the narrator, Holden Caulfield, an angry young man who articulates the confusion, cynicism and vulnerability of adolescence with humour and sincerity.
This guide to Salinger's provocative novel offers:
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 not only a guide to the novel, but a way through the wealth of contextual and critical material that surrounds Salinger's text.
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Considering this is supposedly a "classic" piece of literature, I was sorely disappointed in this book. To me it was pure nonsense and a complete waste of time that cannot be redeemed. While there are those who continue to wax eloquent on this work for numerous reasons, let it be said that there are many others with an opposing point of view. Should you begin reading the first paragraph or two and think to yourself, "This is most ridiculous," please believe me when I say you will not change your mind if you happen to make it to the end. It does not get any better, only much worse. Save yourself the aggravation and just close the book immediately. Utter waste of time. No redeeming value whatsoever.