Normal view MARC view ISBD view

Catcher in the rye

By: Salinger, Jerome David.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Boston Little Brown and Company 1951Description: 277 p.ISBN: 7543321726.DDC classification: 823.91 Summary: The hero-narrator of The Catcher in the Rye is an ancient child of sixteen, a native New Yorker named Holden Caulfield. Through circumstances that tend to preclude adult, secondhand description, he leaves his prep school in Pennsylvania and goes underground in New York City for three days. The boy himself is at once too simple and too complex for us to make any final comment about him or his story. Perhaps the safest thing we can say about Holden is that he was born in the world not just strongly attracted to beauty but, almost, hopelessly impaled on it. There are many voices in this novel: children's voices, adult voices, underground voices-but Holden's voice is the most eloquent of all. Transcending his own vernacular, yet remaining marvelously faithful to it, he issues a perfectly articulated cry of mixed pain and pleasure. However, like most lovers and clowns and poets of the higher orders, he keeps most of the pain to, and for, himself. The pleasure he gives away, or sets aside, with all his heart. It is there for the reader who can handle it to keep. (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5107.The_Catcher_in_the_Rye?from_search=true)
List(s) this item appears in: VR_Favorites of Bill Gates_2017 | Must Read from VSL
Tags from this library: No tags from this library for this title. Log in to add tags.
    average rating: 0.0 (0 votes)
Item type Current location Item location Call number Status Notes Date due Barcode
Books Vikram Sarabhai Library
Slot 2340 (2 Floor, East Wing) 823.91 S2C2 (Browse shelf) Available PM(11/08/2017) 15376

The hero-narrator of The Catcher in the Rye is an ancient child of sixteen, a native New Yorker named Holden Caulfield. Through circumstances that tend to preclude adult, secondhand description, he leaves his prep school in Pennsylvania and goes underground in New York City for three days. The boy himself is at once too simple and too complex for us to make any final comment about him or his story. Perhaps the safest thing we can say about Holden is that he was born in the world not just strongly attracted to beauty but, almost, hopelessly impaled on it. There are many voices in this novel: children's voices, adult voices, underground voices-but Holden's voice is the most eloquent of all. Transcending his own vernacular, yet remaining marvelously faithful to it, he issues a perfectly articulated cry of mixed pain and pleasure. However, like most lovers and clowns and poets of the higher orders, he keeps most of the pain to, and for, himself. The pleasure he gives away, or sets aside, with all his heart. It is there for the reader who can handle it to keep.

(https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5107.The_Catcher_in_the_Rye?from_search=true)

There are no comments for this item.

Log in to your account to post a comment.

Powered by Koha