The Catcher in the Rye


The Catcher in the Rye
  • Author : J.D. Salinger
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release : 2019-12-03
  • ISBN : 9780316540032
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The "brilliant, funny, meaningful novel" (The New Yorker) that established J. D. Salinger as a leading voice in American literature--and that has instilled in millions of readers around the world a lifelong love of books. "If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you'll probably want to know is where I was born, and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don't feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth." The hero-narrator of The Catcher in the Rye is an ancient child of sixteen, a native New Yorker named Holden Caufield. Through circumstances that tend to preclude adult, secondhand description, he leaves his prep school in Pennsylvania and goes underground in New York City for three days.

The Catcher in the Rye


The Catcher in the Rye
  • Author : J.D. Salinger
  • Publisher : Back Bay Books
  • Release : 2001-01-30
  • ISBN : 9780316769174
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The "brilliant, funny, meaningful novel" (The New Yorker) that established J. D. Salinger as a leading voice in American literature--and that has instilled in millions of readers around the world a lifelong love of books. "If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you'll probably want to know is where I was born, and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don't feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth." The hero-narrator of The Catcher in the Rye is an ancient child of sixteen, a native New Yorker named Holden Caufield. Through circumstances that tend to preclude adult, secondhand description, he leaves his prep school in Pennsylvania and goes underground in New York City for three days.

The Arts in the 1970s


The Arts in the 1970s
  • Author : Dr Bart Moore-Gilbert,Bart Moore-Gilbert
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2013-02-01
  • ISBN : 113485837X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Were the 1970s really `the devils decade'? Images of strikes, galloping inflation, rising unemployment and bitter social divisions evoke a period of unparalleled economic decline, political confrontation and social fragmentation. But how significant were the pessimism and self-doubt of the 1970s, and what was the legacy of its cultural conflicts? Covering the entire spectrum of the arts - drama, television, film, poetry, the novel, popular music, dance, cinema and the visual arts - The Arts in the 1970s challenges received perceptions of the decade as one of cultural decline. The collection breaks new ground in providing the first detailed analysis of the cultural production of the decade as a whole, providing an invaluable resource for all those involved in cultural, media and communications studies.

Salinger s The Catcher in the Rye


Salinger s The Catcher in the Rye
  • Author : Sarah Graham
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release : 2007-10-25
  • ISBN : 1441143106
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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J. D. Salinger's 1951 novel, The Catcher in the Rye, is the definitive coming-of-age novel and Holden Caulfield remains one of the most famous characters in modern literature. This jargon-free guide to the text sets The Catcher in the Rye in its historical, intellectual and cultural contexts, offering analyses of its themes, style and structure, and presenting an up-to-date account of its critical reception.

New Essays on The Catcher in the Rye


New Essays on The Catcher in the Rye
  • Author : Jack Salzman
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 1991
  • ISBN : 9780521377980
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Five essays focus on various aspects of the novel from its ideology within the context of the Cold War and portrait of a particular American subculture to its account of patterns of adolescent crisis and rich and complex narrative structure.

J D Salinger s the Catcher in the Rye


J  D  Salinger s the Catcher in the Rye
  • Author : Harold Bloom
  • Publisher : Infobase Publishing
  • Release : 2009-01-01
  • ISBN : 1438119259
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Presents a collection of essays analyzing Salinger's The catcher in the rye, including a chronology of his works and life.

Hapworth 16 1924


Hapworth 16  1924
  • Author : Jerome David Salinger
  • Publisher : Orchises Press
  • Release : 1997
  • ISBN : 9780914061656
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Enigma Variations


Enigma Variations
  • Author : André Aciman
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release : 2017-01-03
  • ISBN : 0374714770
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From André Aciman, the author of Call Me by Your Name (now a major motion picture and the winner of the OscarTM for Best Adapted Screenplay) comes “a sensory masterclass, absorbing, intelligent, unforgettable” (Times Literary Supplement). André Aciman, hailed as a writer of “fiction at its most supremely interesting” (The New York Review of Books), has written a novel that charts the life of a man named Paul, whose loves remain as consuming and as covetous throughout his adulthood as they were in his adolescence. Whether the setting is southern Italy, where as a boy he has a crush on his parents’ cabinetmaker, or a snowbound campus in New England, where his enduring passion for a girl he’ll meet again and again over the years is punctuated by anonymous encounters with men; whether he’s on a tennis court in Central Park, or on a New York sidewalk in early spring, his attachments are ungraspable, transient, and forever underwritten by raw desire—not for just one person’s body but, inevitably, for someone else’s as well. In Enigma Variations, Aciman maps the most inscrutable corners of passion, proving to be an unsparing reader of the human psyche and a master stylist. With language at once lyrical, bare-knuckled, and unabashedly candid, he casts a sensuous, shimmering light over each facet of desire to probe how we ache, want, and waver, and ultimately how we sometimes falter and let go of those who may want to offer only what we crave from them. Ahead of every step Paul takes, his hopes, denials, fears, and regrets are always ready to lay their traps. Yet the dream of love lingers. We may not always know what we want. We may remain enigmas to ourselves and to others. But sooner or later we discover who we’ve always known we were.

60 Years Later


60 Years Later
  • Author : John David California
  • Publisher : Nicotext
  • Release : 2009
  • ISBN : 9789185869541
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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At 76, Mr C. is a man on the edge. Tired of life, the constant disappointments and excruciating boredom, this old man has had enough. From his retirement home, He resolves to seize whatever diginity he has left and end his life in the only place he truly feels at home: Goddam New York City. Armed with a deathwish and an enduring hatred of all things phony, he takes the reader on the ultimate journey: from one life to the next. In his final days the 76-year- old boy still only wants to be the 'Catcher in the Rye'.

The Gospel According to Larry


The Gospel According to Larry
  • Author : Janet Tashjian
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
  • Release : 2011-04-01
  • ISBN : 1429956674
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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After creating a controversial and hugely popular website, teenager Josh Swensen becomes trapped inside his brilliant creation and must find a way to remain anonymous. I am lying on my bed doing my homework in Greek and Latin roots for Advanced English. 'Ped' for foot, 'homo' for man, 'nym' for name. I sit with the dictionary in front of me, coming up with as many words as I can to complete the assignment. Pedestrian, homicide, pseudonym . . . I have more than thirty of them. By accident -- that's always how these life-changing things happen -- I connect two halves that don't seem like a word until I look it up. 'Pseudo', false; and 'cide,' to kill = pseudocide. To pretend to kill (yourself). I stare at the word for a good long time. Homicide, suicide, genocide: these are words you can find in the newspaper every day. But pseudocide . . . now here was something different. My mind wanders from my homework to the blue cotton threads of my bedspread. Pseudocide. A way to start again as someone completely new, a way to burn the old self and try on a new one. Josh Swensen isn't your average teenager - when he observes America, he sees a powerhouse of consumerism and waste. He's even tried to do something about it, with his start-up controversial website. But when Josh rises to messiah status of the internet world, he discovers that greed and superficiality are not easily escaped. Trapped inside his own creation, Josh feels his only way out is to stage his death and be free of his internet alter-ego, "Larry." But this plan comes with danger, and soon Josh finds himself cut off from the world, with no one to turn to for help. In this suspenseful young adult novel, Janet Tashjian has written a probing tour-de-force.

Corporate PDF Or How I Stopped and Fell Flat in Love with a Copy Machine


Corporate PDF Or How I Stopped and Fell Flat in Love with a Copy Machine
  • Author : Jeff Horton
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release : 2003-06-01
  • ISBN : 0595283896
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Corporate.pdf leaves you hanging on the edge of your toilet. Of course, those are my words, the words of the author, but what do others have to say about the book? "Yes, I liked the book Jeffrey, now clean the dishes," raved Sandra Horton, my mother. "I can't believe anybody in our family can write this good," is an honest to goodness quote from Grandma Wilma Horton. And Uncle Bob Bentz called the book "riveting, I couldn't wait to turn the page." Sure, my family loves me, but what about my friends? Big Mike Leonard was heard somewhere in Germany saying the book was "so descriptive you could smell the bird poop." Darron Vigliotti, not only a friend but a highly respected member of the Stratford High Book Review, deemed it "the culture-bearing work of the MTV generation." He even went as far as saying that I "crafted" the book. My former roommate, Kristen Vernet, said "It's about damn time," in an astounded tone. I think she's just glad she doesn't live with me anymore. And Erin Specht, a current coworker, read the first thirty pages but couldn't handle the pressure of coming up with a quote about it in two minutes. I can personally assure you that she hugely anticipates reading the rest of the book. Now you, you don't know me, but that's the point. Read the book and make up your own mind. If you enjoy laughing, crying, and taking dumps then you'll love it.

Kasher in the Rye


Kasher in the Rye
  • Author : Moshe Kasher
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Release : 2012-03-28
  • ISBN : 1455504955
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Rising young comedian Moshe Kasher is lucky to be alive. He started using drugs when he was just 12. At that point, he had already been in psychoanlysis for 8 years. By the time he was 15, he had been in and out of several mental institutions, drifting from therapy to rehab to arrest to...you get the picture. But KASHER IN THE RYE is not an "eye opener" to the horrors of addiction. It's a hilarious memoir about the absurdity of it all. When he was a young boy, Kasher's mother took him on a vacation to the West Coast. Well it was more like an abduction. Only not officially. She stole them away from their father and they moved to Oakland , California. That's where the real fun begins, in the war zone of Oakland Public Schools. He was more than just out of control-his mother walked him around on a leash, which he chewed through and ran away. Those early years read like part Augusten Burroughs, part David Sedaris, with a touch of Jim Carrol...but a lot more Jewish. In fact, Kasher later spends time in a Brooklyn Hasidic community. Then came addicition... Brutally honest and laugh-out-loud funny, Kasher's first literary endeavor finds humor in even the most horrifying situations.

Letters to J D Salinger


Letters to J  D  Salinger
  • Author : Chris Kubica,Will Hochman
  • Publisher : University of Wisconsin Pres
  • Release : 2012-11-01
  • ISBN : 029917803X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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J.D. Salinger s continued silence strengthens the enigma of his life and fuels a growing appetite for answers to the many questions about his fiction and persona. Letters to J.D. Salinger provides a unique opportunity for the many frustrated writers, editors, critics, journalists, scholars and other luminaries who have longed to address the author and pose specific questions about his literary choices and craft. These imaginary letters offer fresh reflections of Salinger s work. Some consider the way his work touched their own; others reflect on how he influenced society and craft of fiction; still others offer a fresh perspective on Salinger s life. Taken together Letters to J.D. Salinger both provides a new forum for articulate and thoughful people who long wished to have an opportunity to speak with the reclusive and reticent author and facilitates a fresh and open dialogue and exchange of ideas on Salinger s contribution to modern American life and letters.

The Poison Belt


The Poison Belt
  • Author : Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2018-01-26
  • ISBN : 1537818007
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Nothing could be done. The thing was universal and beyond our human knowledge or control. It was death for young and old, for weak and strong, for rich and poor, without hope or possibility of escape. Must Professor George Challenger and friends, barricaded in a room, see Earth die? As globe passes through a belt of poisonous ether, terror sweeps mankind; cities riot; communications cease.

Everything Everything


Everything  Everything
  • Author : Nicola Yoon
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2015-09-01
  • ISBN : 0385683669
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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My disease is as rare as it is famous. It's a form of Severe Combined Immunodeficiency, but basically, I'm allergic to the world. I don't leave my house, have not left my house in fifteen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla. But then one day, a moving truck arrives. New next door neighbors. I look out the window, and I see him. He's tall, lean and wearing all black--black t-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly. I want to learn everything about him, and I do. I learn that he is funny and fierce. I learn that his eyes are Atlantic Ocean-blue and that his vice is stealing silverware. I learn that when I talk to him, my whole world opens up, and I feel myself starting to change--starting to want things. To want out of my bubble. To want everything, everything the world has to offer. Maybe we can't predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It's almost certainly going to be a disaster.

THE GIRL FROM NOWHERE


THE GIRL FROM NOWHERE
  • Author : Charlotte Lamb,Kei Kosaki
  • Publisher : Harlequin / SB Creative
  • Release : 2015-09-29
  • ISBN : 4596684863
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Of Human Bondage The Unabridged Autobiographical Novel


Of Human Bondage  The Unabridged Autobiographical Novel
  • Author : William Somerset Maugham
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Release : 2017-07-31
  • ISBN : 8026836707
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This carefully crafted ebook: "Of Human Bondage (The Unabridged Autobiographical Novel)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Of Human Bondage is a novel by W. Somerset Maugham. It is generally agreed to be his masterpiece and to be strongly autobiographical in nature. The Modern Library ranked Of Human Bondage No. 66 on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century. The book begins with the death of Helen Carey, the mother of nine-year-old Philip Carey. Philip's father Henry had died a few months before, and the orphan Philip, born with a club foot, is sent to live with his Aunt Louisa and Uncle William Carey. Early chapters relate Philip's experience at the vicarage. Louisa tries to be a mother to Philip, but his uncle takes a cold disposition towards him. Philip's uncle has a vast collection of books, and Philip enjoys reading to find ways to escape his mundane existence. Less than a year later, Philip is sent to a boarding school. His uncle and aunt wish for him to eventually attend Oxford. Philip's disability makes it difficult for him to fit in. Philip is informed that he could have earned a scholarship for Oxford, which both his uncle and school headmaster see as a wise course, but Philip insists on going to Germany. In Germany, Philip lives at a boarding house with other foreigners. Philip enjoys his stay in Germany. Philip's guardians decide to take matters into their own hands and they convince him to move to take up an apprenticeship ... William Somerset Maugham (1874 - 1965) was a British playwright, novelist and short story writer. He was among the most popular writers of his era and reputedly the highest paid author during the 1930s. This carefully crafted ebook: "Of Human Bondage (The Unabridged Autobiographical Novel)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Of Human Bondage is a novel by W. Somerset Maugham. It is generally agreed to be his masterpiece and to be strongly autobiographical in nature. The Modern Library ranked Of Human Bondage No. 66 on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century. The book begins with the death of Helen Carey, the mother of nine-year-old Philip Carey. Philip's father Henry had died a few months before, and the orphan Philip, born with a club foot, is sent to live with his Aunt Louisa and Uncle William Carey. Early chapters relate Philip's experience at the vicarage. Louisa tries to be a mother to Philip, but his uncle takes a cold disposition towards him. Philip's uncle has a vast collection of books, and Philip enjoys reading to find ways to escape his mundane existence. Less than a year later, Philip is sent to a boarding school. His uncle and aunt wish for him to eventually attend Oxford. Philip's disability makes it difficult for him to fit in. Philip is informed that he could have earned a scholarship for Oxford, which both his uncle and school headmaster see as a wise course, but Philip insists on going to Germany. In Germany, Philip lives at a boarding house with other foreigners. Philip enjoys his stay in Germany. Philip's guardians decide to take matters into their own hands and they convince him to move to take up an apprenticeship ... William Somerset Maugham (1874 - 1965) was a British playwright, novelist and short story writer. He was among the most popular writers of his era and reputedly the highest paid author during the 1930s. This carefully crafted ebook: "Of Human Bondage (The Unabridged Autobiographical Novel)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Of Human Bondage is a novel by ...

On the Beach


On the Beach
  • Author : Nevil Shute
  • Publisher : Wildside Press LLC
  • Release : 2020-06-23
  • ISBN : 1479451215
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"On the Beach" is a 1957 post-apocalyptic novel written by British-Australian author Nevil Shute after he emigrated to Australia. The novel details the experiences of a mixed group of people in Melbourne as they await the arrival of deadly radiation spreading towards them from the northern hemisphere following a nuclear war a year previously. As the radiation approaches each person deals with their impending death in different ways.

A Reader s Guide to J D Salinger


A Reader s Guide to J D  Salinger
  • Author : Eberhard Alsen
  • Publisher : Greenwood
  • Release : 2002
  • ISBN :
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Best known for The Catcher in the Rye, which continues to be read and discussed by secondary school students, undergraduates, and scholars, Salinger also wrote numerous shorter works. This reference covers his entire oeuvre, including autobiographical elements in his writings.

The Return of the Native


The Return of the Native
  • Author : Thomas Hardy
  • Publisher : Xist Publishing
  • Release : 2015-07-30
  • ISBN : 1681951754
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Greek Tragedy in Form of a 19th-century British Novel“Of love it may be said, the less earthly the less demonstrative. In its absolutely indestructible form it reaches a profundity in which all exhibition of itself is painful.” - Thomas Hardy, The Return of the Native Edgon Heath is a mystical place where life is not at all ordinary and simple. It is also the stage where the tragedy in The Return of the Native unfolds. And like any classical tragedy, the action revolves around a woman, goddess-like Eustacia Vye who searches for a way to escape the mundane. Will passion bring her relief? This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This eBook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you’ll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can’t wait to hear what you have to say about it. Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes