Critical Insights: The Catcher in the Rye

Critical Insights: The Catcher in the Rye

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by Jospeh O. Dewey
     
 

For more than fifty years, Catcher, easily the most banned book of the twentieth century American canon, the favorite target of conservative school systems, earnest parents groups, and strident church organizations, has thrived on its reputation as an underground text, passed among ardent readers with cult-like fanaticism, hard core fans who have found in the lonely… See more details below

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For more than fifty years, Catcher, easily the most banned book of the twentieth century American canon, the favorite target of conservative school systems, earnest parents groups, and strident church organizations, has thrived on its reputation as an underground text, passed among ardent readers with cult-like fanaticism, hard core fans who have found in the lonely misfit Holden Caulfield a companion, a friend for life. The essays in this volume offer an examination of the novel’s impact over time, and include discussions of the reach of Salinger’s influence, Catcher’s tumultuous history, and the culture and politics of the post-war era.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014699020
Publisher:
Salem Press
Publication date:
06/20/2012
Series:
Critical Insights , #54
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
360
File size:
1 MB

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