Despite being written inI think many teenagers would be able to relate to the various themes present in the book. It is a modern classic of the coming of age genre. I find the main character, year-old Holden Caulfield, absolutely intriguing and as I read the book, it was fascinating to get inside the head of the strange, rebellious protagonist. The book begins with Holden directly addressing you, the reader, and he begins to retell the events over a three day period from last December.
His father, Sol Salinger, sold kosher cheese, and was from a Jewish family of Lithuanian descent,  his own father having been the rabbi for the Adath Jeshurun Congregation in Louisville, Kentucky.
Then inthe family moved to Park Avenueand Salinger was enrolled at the McBurney Schoola nearby private school. Salinger started his freshman year at New York University in He considered studying special education  but dropped out the following spring.
That fall, his father urged him to learn about the meat-importing business, and he went to work at a company in the Austrian city of Vienna and the Polish city of Bydgoszcz. His disgust for the meat business and his rejection of his father probably had a lot to do with his vegetarianism as an adult.
In the fall ofSalinger attended Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pennsylvaniaand wrote a column called "skipped diploma", which included movie reviews. According to Burnett, Salinger did not distinguish himself until a few weeks before the end of the second semester, at which point "he suddenly came to life" and completed three stories.
In Decemberhowever, the publication accepted " Slight Rebellion off Madison ", a Manhattan-set story about a disaffected teenager named Holden Caulfield with "pre-war jitters".
He was hospitalized for a few weeks for combat stress reaction after Germany was defeated,   and he later told his daughter: He lived in Weissenburg and, soon after, married Sylvia Welter. He brought her to the United States in Aprilbut the marriage fell apart after eight months and Sylvia returned to Germany.
He looked at the envelope, and without reading it, tore it apart. It was the first time he had heard from her since the breakup, but as Margaret put it, "when he was finished with a person, he was through with them.
He spent a year reworking it with New Yorker editors and the magazine accepted the story, now titled " A Perfect Day for Bananafish ", and published it in the January 31, issue. The magazine thereon offered Salinger a "first-look" contract that allowed them right of first refusal on any future stories.
Therefore, he immediately agreed when, in mid, independent film producer Samuel Goldwyn offered to buy the film rights to his short story " Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut ". Scott Berg referred to it as a " bastardization ". Not only was he expelled from his current school, he had also been expelled from three previous schools.
It spent 30 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller list. Salinger stated in the s that " Jerry Lewis tried for years to get his hands on the part of Holden. Sherwood AndersonRing Lardnerand F.
The story " Teddy " features a ten-year-old child who expresses Vedantic insights. As the notoriety of The Catcher in the Rye grew, Salinger gradually withdrew from public view.
Early in his time at Cornish he was relatively sociable, particularly with students at Windsor High School. Salinger invited them to his house frequently to play records and talk about problems at school. After the publication of Nine Stories, he published only four stories through the rest of the decade; two in and one each in and The novel The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D.
Salinger, is arguably the most controversial book of all time. Nicknamed the 'Bible of teenage angst', the classic novel, which is frequently labeled immoral by different groups, has been banned in various parts of America over the decades. From it was the most censored book in libraries and high schools across the United States.
The Catcher in the Rye is a novel by J. D. Salinger. Holden Caulfield, a teenager from New York City, is living in an unspecified institution in southern California near Hollywood in Story of Holden Caulfield with his idiosyncrasies, penetrating insight, confusion, sensitivity and negativism/5.
A Comeback. J.D. Salinger, who died in January of , is now poised to make a posthumous literary comeback. A probing biography released earlier this year sheds new light on the enigmatic author, whose life has been largely shrouded in mystery. After catapulting to fame in the s, Salinger.
In Ian Hamilton's book In Search of J.D.
Salinger lifted the veil a little on an obsessively private man. In Joyce Maynard tore the veil to shreds with her memoir, At Home With The World. A short summary of J. D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye. This free synopsis covers all the crucial plot points of The Catcher in the Rye.
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