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Overview

First published in 1951, 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 received from critics and scholars, the arguments surrounding the attempts at censorship, and its position in a postmodernist literary world. The five 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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521377980
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/1992
  • Series: American Novel Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 132
  • Product dimensions: 5.43 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.31 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Introduction Jack Salzman; 2. Holden in the museum John Seelye; 3. Holden's museum pieces: narrator and nominal audience in The Catcher in the Rye Michael Cowan; 4. Pencey Preppy: cultural codes in The Catcher in the Rye Christopher Brookeman; 5. Holden Caulfield and American protest Joyce Rowe; 6. Love and death in The Catcher in the Rye Peter Shaw; Notes on contributors; Selected bibliography.
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