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Title:
Understanding The catcher in the rye
Author:
Kallen, Stuart A., 1955-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
San Diego, CA : Lucent Books, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
96 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781560067832
Format :
Book

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Central Library PS3537.A426 C328 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

Summary

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger is one of the most widely read and controversial books written on the subject of teen alienation. The Catcher in the Rye is an essential literacy companion that contains the author's biography, the historical context of the book, the cast of characters, critical literacy analysis, and more.


Author Notes

Stuart A. Kallen has written more than 250 nonfiction books for children and young adults. His books have covered countless aspects of human history, culture, and science from the building of the pyramids to the music of the twenty-first century.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 1

School Library Journal Review

Gr 8 Up-An overly simplistic book that offers neither new insights nor helpful reinterpretations of the novel. Instead, it is an insultingly simple regurgitation of material already well covered in Warren French's J. D. Salinger (1985; o.p.) and J. D. Salinger, Revisited (1988, both Twayne), and, for those who need something simple, Harold Bloom's The Catcher in the Rye (Chelsea, 1999). Illustrated with black-and-white photos, and including an appendix of brief (one or two paragraphs) snippets of criticism from assorted sources (books, journals, and newspapers), a chronology of Salinger's life, and a bibliography of critical works, this very slender volume is an unnecessary purchase.-Herman Sutter, Saint Agnes Academy, Houston, TX (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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