Archive for the ‘The Catcher in the Rye’ Tag
“The first thing I did when I got off at Penn Station, I went into this phone booth. I felt like giving somebody a buzz. I left my bags right outside the booth so I could watch them, but as soon as I was inside, I couldn’t think of anybody to call up.”
So begins the New York adventure of Holden Caulfield in “The Catcher in the Rye,” the J. D. Salinger novel that was published over 50 years ago.
Read Thomas Beller’s article ‘Holden’s New York’ to understand what an integral role Manhattan itself plays in the narrative.
This video has been made by an American English student as an explanation of The Catcher In The Rye by J.D. Salinger using clips from the film Igby Goes Down. He seems to be suggesting that the film is channeling the novel.
If you are looking for information about the novel The Catcher in the Rye here is an interesting site. Hit the link and you will be taken to a site that comprises material from outside the novel itself – what might be called external or extrinsic approach/criticism. It may include anything from the biographical background of the author to other works of fiction or non-fiction that somehow relate to the novel.