CliffsNotes on Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye
Title CliffsNotes on Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye PDF eBook
Author Stanley P. Baldwin
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages 114
Release 2011-05-18
Genre Literary Criticism
ISBN 0544180763

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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also features glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. CliffsNotes on The Catcher in the Rye introduces you to a coming-of-age novel with a twist. J.D. Salinger's best-known work is more realistic, more lifelike and authentic than some other representatives of the genre. Get to know the unforgettable main character, Holden Caulfield, as he navigates the dangers and risks of growing up. This study guide enables you to keep up with all of the major themes and symbols of the novel, as well as the characters and plot. You'll also find valuable information about Salinger's life and background. Other features that help you study include Character analyses of major players A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters Critical essays A review section that tests your knowledge A Resource Center full of books, articles, films, and Internet sites Classic literature or modern-day treasure—you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye
Title J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye PDF eBook
Author Sarah Graham
Publisher Routledge
Pages 143
Release 2007-06-11
Genre Literary Criticism
ISBN 1134286554

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J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye (1951) is a twentieth-century classic. Despite being one of the most frequently banned books in America, generations of readers have identified with the narrator, Holden Caulfield, an angry young man who articulates the confusion, cynicism and vulnerability of adolescence with humour and sincerity. This guide to Salinger’s provocative novel offers: an accessible introduction to the text and contexts of The Catcher in the Rye a critical history, surveying the many interpretations of the text from publication to the present a selection of new critical essays on the The Catcher in the Rye, by Sally Robinson, Renee R. Curry, Denis Jonnes, Livia Hekanaho and Clive Baldwin, providing a range of perspectives on the novel and extending the coverage of key critical approaches identified in the survey section cross-references between sections of the guide, in order to suggest links between texts, contexts and criticism suggestions for further reading. Part of the Routledge Guides to Literature series, this volume is essential reading for all those beginning detailed study of The Catcher in the Rye and seeking not only a guide to the novel, but a way through the wealth of contextual and critical material that surrounds Salinger’s text.

The Catcher in the Rye and Philosophy
Title The Catcher in the Rye and Philosophy PDF eBook
Author Keith Dromm
Publisher Open Court
Pages 288
Release 2012-10-09
Genre Philosophy
ISBN 0812698029

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Few novels have had more influence on individuals and literary culture than J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye. Published in 1951 and intended by Salinger for adults (early drafts were published in the New Yorker and Colliers), the novel quickly became championed by youth who identified with the awkwardness and alienation of the novel’s protagonist, Holden Caulfield. Since then the book and its reclusive author have been fixtures of both popular and literary culture. Catcher is perhaps the only modern novel that is revered equally by the countless Americans whom Holden Caulfield helped through high school and puberty and literary critics (such as the New Yorker’s Adam Gopnik who insisted as recently as 2010 that Catcher is a "perfect" twentieth-century novel). One premise of The Catcher in the Rye and Philosophy is that the ease and sincerity with which readers identify with Holden Caulfield rests on Salinger’s attention to the nuances and qualities of experience in the modern world. Coupled with Salinger’s deft subjective, first-person style, Holden comes to seem more real than any fictional character should. This and other paradoxes raised by the novel are treated by authors who find answers in philosophy, particularly in twentieth-century phenomenology and existentialism--areas of philosophy that share Salinger’s attention to lived, as opposed to theorized, experience. Holden’s preoccupation with “phonies,” along with his constant striving to interpret and judge the motives and beliefs of those around him, also taps into contemporary interest in philosophical theories of justice and Harry Frankfurt’s recently celebrated analysis of "bullshit." Per Salinger’s request, Catcher has never been made into a movie. One measure of the devotion and fanatical interest Catcher continues to inspire, however, is speculation in blogs and magazines about whether movie rights may become available in the wake of Salinger’s death in 2010. These articles remain purely hypothetical, but the questions they inspire--Who would direct? And, especially, Who would star as Holden Caulfield?--are as vivid and real as Holden himself.

Pre-GED Writing
Title Pre-GED Writing PDF eBook
Author Lynda Rich Spiegel
Publisher Research & Education Assoc.
Pages 200
Release 1997
Genre Education
ISBN 9780878918010

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Master the GED and get your high school equivalency diploma! REA's GED Writing Our test experts will show you how to master the Writing Skills section of the GED. Start your study with a diagnostic pre-test that pinpoints your GED Writing strengths and weaknesses. REA's in-depth GED review of Writing Skills covers all subject areas found on the exam: grammar, sentence structure, the writing process, and more. The book features 2 practice tests that thoroughly evaluate your skills and knowledge of the subject matter. Each practice exam question is answered with easy-to-follow, easy-to-grasp explanations that allow for greater understanding. Use the book's glossary for speedy look-up of key concepts and terms. REA's proven test tips, strategies, and powerhouse drills help you master the GED!

Encyclopedia of Identity
Title Encyclopedia of Identity PDF eBook
Author Ronald L. Jackson II
Publisher SAGE Publications
Pages 1000
Release 2010-06-29
Genre Psychology
ISBN 1452261733

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For a free 30-day online trial to this title, visit The two volumes of this encyclopedia seek to explore myriad ways in which we define ourselves in our daily lives. Comprising 300 entries, the Encyclopedia of Identity offers readers an opportunity to understand identity as a socially constructed phenomenon - a dynamic process both public and private, shaped by past experiences and present circumstances, and evolving over time. Offering a broad, comprehensive overview of the definitions, politics, manifestations, concepts, and ideas related to identity, the entries include short biographies of major thinkers and leaders, as well as discussions of events, personalities, and concepts. The Encyclopedia of Identity is designed for readers to grasp the nature and breadth of identity as a psychological, social, anthropological, and popular idea. Key ThemesArtClassDeveloping IdentitiesGender, Sex, and SexualityIdentities in ConflictLanguage and DiscourseLiving EthicallyMedia and Popular CultureNationality Protecting IdentityRace, Culture, and EthnicityRelating Across CulturesReligionRepresentations of IdentityTheories of Identity

The Big Book of Crossword Puzzles II
Title The Big Book of Crossword Puzzles II PDF eBook
Author Thomas Joseph
Publisher Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
Pages 394
Release 2004-05
Genre Games & Activities
ISBN 9781402712623

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A huge collection of crossword puzzles at a great price. Test your knowledge of trivia, history, pop culture, vocabulary, and literature, and see if you can decipher clever clues, playful puns, and tricky twists. You’ll need to keep historical context in mind when you try your hand at a selection of classics from the 1950s and 1960s. Test your mettle against contemporary champions with puzzles that were worked out under tournament conditions by three top solvers. See if you’re championship caliber by comparing your times with theirs—although just finishing these puzzles is an accomplishment of which to be proud. Exercise your mind with theme puzzles created by some of the most talented crossword constructors around. A soft cover and spiral binding make it easy to settle in with your chosen puzzle, and all solutions are included.

The Social History of Crime and Punishment in America
Title The Social History of Crime and Punishment in America PDF eBook
Author Wilbur R. Miller
Publisher SAGE Publications
Pages 2657
Release 2012-07-20
Genre History
ISBN 1412988780

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Several encyclopedias overview the contemporary system of criminal justice in America, but full understanding of current social problems and contemporary strategies to deal with them can come only with clear appreciation of the historical underpinnings of those problems. Thus, this five-volume work surveys the history and philosophy of crime, punishment, and criminal justice institutions in America from colonial times to the present. It covers the whole of the criminal justice system, from crimes, law enforcement and policing, to courts, corrections and human services. Among other things, this encyclopedia: explicates philosophical foundations underpinning our system of justice; charts changing patterns in criminal activity and subsequent effects on legal responses; identifies major periods in the development of our system of criminal justice; and explores in the first four volumes - supplemented by a fifth volume containing annotated primary documents - evolving debates and conflicts on how best to address issues of crime and punishment. Its signed entries in the first four volumes--supplemented by a fifth volume containing annotated primary documents--provide the historical context for students to better understand contemporary criminological debates and the contemporary shape of the U.S. system of law and justice.