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The Catcher in the Rye

J. D. Salinger

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Alexander, Paul. Salinger, a Biography. Los Angeles: Renaissance Books, 2000.

Bloom, Harold, ed. Holden Caulfield: Bloom’s Major Literary Characters. New York: Chelsea House Publishers, 2005.

———. J. D. Salinger. New York: Chelsea House, 1987.

———. J. D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye. New York: Chelsea House, 1996.

Crawford, Catherine. If You Really Want to Hear About It: Writers on J. D. Salinger and His Work. New York: Thunder’s Mouth Press, 2006.

Engel, Steven, ed. Readings on The Catcher in the Rye. San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 1998.

Grunwald, Henry A., ed. Salinger: A Critical and Personal Portrait. New York: Harper, 1962.

Kubica, Chris and Will Hochman, eds. Letters to J. D. Salinger. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 2002.

Hamilton, Ian. In Search of J. D. Salinger. New York: Random House, 1988.

Malcolm, Janet. “Justice for J. D. Salinger.” The New York Review of Books (21 June 2001): 16–22.

Salzman, Jack. New Essays on The Catcher in the Rye. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1992.

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Rye

by DaveMacDonald, September 01, 2012

'The song “Comin’ Thro’ the Rye” asks if it is wrong for two people to have a romantic encounter out in the fields, away from the public eye, even if they don’t plan to have a commitment to one another.'

I thought the 'Rye' referred to in Robert Burns' poem was the river Rye, hence the lines: 'Jenny's a wet poor body, Jenny's seldom dry'. In this regard it is about two people who meet at a river with no crossing, which will cause people to question why one of them is wet and what they have been doing.

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Additional Important Quotation: Epiphany/Climax

by juliaaparkerr, September 27, 2012

I have found one very important quotation from this novel to have been left out on this page. It is very useful for many papers and is a VERY important quotation!

Chapter 25 (towards the end)
"The thing with kids is, if they want to grab for the gold ring, you have to let them do it, and not say anything. If they fall off, they fall off, but it's bad if you say anything to them."

This occurs while Holden is watching Phoebe ride the carousel in Central Park and fears Phoebe will fall off her house while reaching for a gold... Read more

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DAAANNGG!

by PympDattiPayn, March 20, 2013

DANG, dis book sownds dope, YO!

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