The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. SalingerThe 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: childrens voices, adult voices, underground voices-but Holdens 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.
J.D. Salingers classic novel of teenage angst and rebellion was first published in 1951. The novel was included on Times 2005 list of the 100 best English-language novels written since 1923. It was named by Modern Library and its readers as one of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century. It has been frequently challenged in the court for its liberal use of profanity and portrayal of sexuality and in the 1950s and 60s it was the novel that every teenage boy wants to read.
Coming Through the Rye
The Catcher in the Rye is a story by J. Salinger , partially published in serial form in — and as a novel in The novel was included on Time Magazine's list of the best English-language novels written since ,  and it was named by Modern Library and its readers as one of the best English-language novels of the 20th century. Seventeen-year-old Holden Caulfield lives in an unspecified institution in Southern California , near Hollywood , in He intends to live with his brother D.
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C oming Through the Rye, set in , is a touching coming of age story of sensitive, 16 yr. Disconnected from students and teachers, he believes he is destined to play Holden Caulfield, the main character of The Catcher in the. After a series of increasingly hostile altercations with the boys at school Jamie runs away to search for J. On his way he picks up Deedee Gorlin, a quirky townie. He recently Executive Produced Ass Backwards, which had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, and just finished producing Among Ravens which was in theaters this summer.