One of our most popular, respected, and controversial literary critics, Yale University professor Harold Bloom¿s books ¿ about, variously, Shakespeare, the Bible, and the classic literature ¿ are as erudite as they are accessible.
Holden Caulfieldby Harold Bloom (Editor)
Holden Caulfield, the protagonist in Salinger's 1951 classic The Catcher in the Rye, is an introspective, idealistic, and cynical 16-year-old boy, who continues to believe that basic human kindness is far more important to a happy existence than material wealth and social status. His observations on the world around him, from teachers to phonies, are taken by others as naive and immature, and he is left feeling alienated and unable to cope in a post-war America.
Meet the Author
- New York, New York and New Haven, Connecticut
- Date of Birth:
- July 11, 1930
- Place of Birth:
- New York, New York
- B.A., Cornell University, 1951; Ph.D., Yale University, 1955
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