Sunday, February 10, 2019

The Catcher In The Rye :: Salinger, Literary Analysis

Although The Catcher in the Rye caused colossal controversy when it was first published in 1951, the bookthe account of terzetto disoriented days in the life of a troubled sixteen-year-old male childwas an instant hit. Within two weeks after its release, it was listed number one on The New York Times best-seller list, and it stayed there for thirty weeks. It remained immensely popular for umpteen years, especi bothy among teenagers and young adults, largely because of its fresh, brash style and anti-establishment attitudestypical attributes of some(prenominal) another(prenominal) people emerging from the physical and psychological turmoil of adolescence.      It also was the hex of many parents, who objected to the main characters obscene language, erratic behavior, and antisocial attitudes. Responding to the irate protests, numerous school and public libraries and bookstores removed the book from their shelves. Holden simply was not a good role model for the youth of the 1950s, in the view of many conservative adults. Said J. D. Salinger himself, in a rare published comment, "Im cognisant that many of my friends allow be saddened and shocked, or shock-saddened, over some of the chapters in The Catcher in the Rye. Some of my best friends are children. In fact, all my best friends are children. Its almost unbearable for me to realize that my book will be kept on a shelf out of their reach." The ruction over the book undoubtedly contributed to its popularity among the young It became the forbidden fruit in the garden of literature. For some reasonperhaps because of the swirling controversies over his written plant lifeSalinger retreated from the New York literary scene in the 1960s to a bucolic

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