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Salinger. Catcher in the Rye

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Cover TextThe Catcher in Rye is the ultimate novel for disaffected youth, but it's relevant to all ages. The story is told by Holden Caulfield, a seventeen- year-old dropout who has just been kicked out of his fourth school. Throughout, Holden dissects the 'phony' aspects of society, and the 'phonies' themselves: the headmaster whose affability depends on the wealth of the parents, his roommate who scores with girls using sickly-sweet affection.
Lazy in style, full of slang and swear words, it's a novel whose interest and appeal comes from its observations rather than its plot intrigues (in conventional terms, there is hardly any plot at all). Salinger's style creates an effect of conversation, it is as though Holden is speaking to you personally, as though you too have seen through the pretences of the American Dream and are growing up unable to see the point of living in, or contributing to, the society around you.
Written with the clarity of a boy leaving childhood, it deals with society, love, loss, and expectations without ever falling into the clutch of a cliche.
SummaryHolden ist ein ganz normaler amerikanischer Jugendlicher, der Schulstreß hat und schließlich vom Internat fliegt. Nebenbei liest er gerne Bücher und macht die ersten Erfahrungen mit der Liebe.
Ein amüsant zu lesender Roman über das Erwachsenwerden.A 16-year old American boy relates in his own words the experiences he goes through at school and after, and reveals with unusual candour the workings of his own mind. What does a boy in his teens think and feel about his teachers, parents, friends and acquaintances?
Additional ISBN/GTIN2221013200241
Product TypePaperback
Publishing year2010
Publishing date15/01/2010
Weight136 g
Article no.7918414