A Reader's Companion to J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the by Peter G. Beidler PDF

By Peter G. Beidler

ISBN-10: 1603811176

ISBN-13: 9781603811170

Publish yr note: First released in 2009

This second edition of Peter G. Beidler's Readers significant other builds at the luck of the 1st variation. it will likely be an essential advisor for academics, scholars, and normal readers who wish totally to understand Salinger's perennial bestseller. Now six a long time previous, The Catcher within the Rye comprises references to humans, locations, books, videos, and ancient occasions that may puzzle many twenty-first century readers.

This version encompasses a new part on reactions to Salinger's loss of life in January, 2010. Beidler presents a few 250 factors to aid readers make experience of the tradition in which Holden Caulfield stumbles as he comes of age. He presents a map displaying a few of the stops in Holden's ny odyssey. Of specific curiosity to readers whose local language isn't English is his word list of greater than 100 phrases, words, and slang expressions.

In his introductory essay, Catching The Catcher within the Rye, Beidler discusses such subject matters because the three-day time line for the radical, the way in which the unconventional grew out of 2 earlier-published brief tales, the level to which the radical is autobiographical, what Holden appears like, and the explanations for the long-lasting attraction of the unconventional. the various pictures within the Reader's spouse provide attention-grabbing glimpses into the realm that Holden has made recognized. Beidler additionally presents dialogue of a few of the problems that experience engaged students down over the years: the that means of Holden's purple searching hat, no matter if Holden writes his novel in an insane asylum, Mr. Antolini's troubling activities, and Holden's shut courting along with his sister and his brothers.

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