A Critique of Society? J. D. Salinger's "The Catcher in the Rye" (1951) (German Edition)

 
9783656935780: A Critique of Society? J. D. Salinger's

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2013 im Fachbereich Anglistik - Literatur, Note: 3,0, Bayerische Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Having read "The Catcher in the Rye" one really feels like understanding the protagonist, Holden Caulfield. It seems like J.D. Salinger succeeds in depicting the problems of a 16-year-old boy in a post-World War II setting. He captures "the pressures and tensions of prep school life, the confusions of late adolescence, the quest for a vaguely defined religious purity, or the contradictions that result when its protagonist too neatly divides the world into phonies [...] and the pure spirit." (Pinsker XV) It is one of the best selling books of all time selling "more than 60million copies worldwide and has remained a stalwart on school curricula since it was published in 1951." (Longbottom) I think the reasons for its success are clear; adolescents from today still can identify with Holden's confusion with the adult world and his angst of growing up and changing. The novel was a highly controversial book from the day it was first published in 1951. It was banned in many countries and taken of the reading list from many schools. People who tried to ban the book often argued with the books language and said that its message was "trash" (Pinsker 35) as the following excerpt of a letter Edward B. Jenkinson, a teacher and book author, received from an upset parent shows: "'You call yourself a Christian, but you're an atheist, a communist, and a smut peddler. Why do you insist on having children read four-letter words in school? Why do you want to fill their minds with trash? Why do you want to destroy America's children?'" (Pinsker 35) Is Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye a critique of the society surrounding Holden? That is the subject matter of this paper concerning preparatory schools, the dishonesty of adulthood, some important characters and the Museum of Natural History as depicted in the novel The Catcher in

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Anonym
Published by Grin Verlag Gmbh (2015)
ISBN 10: 3656935785 ISBN 13: 9783656935780
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Grin Verlag Gmbh, 2015. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days.THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IP-9783656935780

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 10.78
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Anonym
Published by Grin Verlag Gmbh 4/10/2015 (2015)
ISBN 10: 3656935785 ISBN 13: 9783656935780
New Paperback or Softback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Grin Verlag Gmbh 4/10/2015, 2015. Paperback or Softback. Book Condition: New. A Critique of Society? J. D. Salinger's "The Catcher in the Rye" (1951). Book. Bookseller Inventory # BBS-9783656935780

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 17.47
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Anonym
Published by GRIN Verlag GmbH (2015)
ISBN 10: 3656935785 ISBN 13: 9783656935780
New Softcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description GRIN Verlag GmbH, 2015. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # L9783656935780

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 17.06
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.54
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Anonym
Published by GRIN Verlag GmbH (2016)
ISBN 10: 3656935785 ISBN 13: 9783656935780
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description GRIN Verlag GmbH, 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: New. PRINT ON DEMAND Book; New; Publication Year 2016; Not Signed; Fast Shipping from the UK. No. book. Bookseller Inventory # ria9783656935780_lsuk

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 16.13
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.20
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Anonym
Published by GRIN Verlag GmbH
ISBN 10: 3656935785 ISBN 13: 9783656935780
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description GRIN Verlag GmbH. Paperback. Book Condition: New. This item is printed on demand. 16 pages. Dimensions: 10.0in. x 7.0in. x 0.0in.Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2013 im Fachbereich Anglistik - Literatur, Note: 3, 0, Bayerische Julius-Maximilians-Universitt Wrzburg, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Having read The Catcher in the Rye one really feels like understanding the protagonist, Holden Caulfield. It seems like J. D. Salinger succeeds in depicting the problems of a 16-year-old boy in a post-World War II setting. He captures the pressures and tensions of prep school life, the confusions of late adolescence, the quest for a vaguely defined religious purity, or the contradictions that result when its protagonist too neatly divides the world into phonies . . . and the pure spirit. (Pinsker XV) It is one of the best selling books of all time selling more than 60million copies worldwide and has remained a stalwart on school curricula since it was published in 1951. (Longbottom) I think the reasons for its success are clear; adolescents from today still can identify with Holdens confusion with the adult world and his angst of growing up and changing. The novel was a highly controversial book from the day it was first published in 1951. It was banned in many countries and taken of the reading list from many schools. People who tried to ban the book often argued with the books language and said that its message was trash (Pinsker 35) as the following excerpt of a letter Edward B. Jenkinson, a teacher and book author, received from an upset parent shows: You call yourself a Christian, but youre an atheist, a communist, and a smut peddler. Why do you insist on having children read four-letter words in school Why do you want to fill their minds with trash Why do you want to destroy Americas children (Pinsker 35) Is Salingers The Catcher in the Rye a critique of the society surrounding Holden That is the subject matter of this paper concerning preparatory schools, the dishonesty of adulthood, some important characters and the Museum of Natural History as depicted in the novel The Catcher in This item ships from La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 9783656935780

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 24.96
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Anonym
Published by Grin Verlag Gmbh 2015-04-10 (2015)
ISBN 10: 3656935785 ISBN 13: 9783656935780
New paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Grin Verlag Gmbh 2015-04-10, 2015. paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 9783656935780

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 17.18
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.05
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Anonym
Published by GRIN Verlag GmbH
ISBN 10: 3656935785 ISBN 13: 9783656935780
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Russell Books
(Victoria, BC, Canada)
Rating
[?]

Book Description GRIN Verlag GmbH. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 3656935785 Special order direct from the distributor. Bookseller Inventory # ING9783656935780

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 18.56
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.00
From Canada to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Anonym
Published by GRIN Verlag GmbH
ISBN 10: 3656935785 ISBN 13: 9783656935780
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ohmsoft LLC
(Lake Forest, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description GRIN Verlag GmbH. Book Condition: New. Worldwide shipping. FREE fast shipping inside USA (express 2-day delivery also available). Tracking service included. Ships from United States of America. Bookseller Inventory # 3656935785

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 25.80
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Anonym
Published by GRIN Verlag GmbH (2015)
ISBN 10: 3656935785 ISBN 13: 9783656935780
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description GRIN Verlag GmbH, 2015. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 16 pages. German language. 10.00x7.01x0.04 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # __3656935785

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 17.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.05
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Anonym
Published by Grin Verlag Gmbh (2015)
ISBN 10: 3656935785 ISBN 13: 9783656935780
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Grin Verlag Gmbh, 2015. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our US warehouse in 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND.Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IP-9783656935780

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 16.36
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 12.07
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book