Additional Resources for The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger

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Jonathan Baumbach, "The Saint as a Young Man: A Reappraisal of The Catcher in the Rye,"' in Modern Language Quarterly, Vol 25, no. 4, December, 1964, pp 461-72.

This defense of The Catcher in the Rye valorizes Holden's childlike innocence as a form of saintly Idealism.

Harold Bloom, "Introduction," in Major Literary Characters, edited by Harold Bloom, Chelsea House, 1996, pp. 1 4.

A general analysis of the character Holden Caulfield which situates him relative to other literary figures

Donald P. Costeno, "The Language of The Catcher in the Rye," in American Speech, Vol. 34, no. 3, October, 1959, pp.I72-81.

An analysis of how Salinger's use of language realistically portrays American teenage slang during the 1950s

Duane Edwards, "Holden Caulfield: Don't Ever Tell Anybody Anything," in English Literary History, Vol 44, no. 3, Fall, 1977, pp. 556-67.

This analysis of the character of Holden Caulfield emphasizes how Holden is an ironic character who exemplifies the same...

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