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J.D. Salinger - American Writers 51

J.D. Salinger - American Writers 51: University of Minnesota Pamphlets on American Writers

Copyright Date: 1965
Edition: NED - New edition
Pages: 48
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    J.D. Salinger - American Writers 51
    Book Description:

    J.D. Salinger. To meet a need which had been felt for some time both in the United States and abroad, the pamphlet series, the University of Minnesota Pamphlets on American Writers, was established in 1959. By providing readable critical introductions to American Writers, the pamphlets were designed to meet the needs and tastes of mature students and readers of imaginative literature throughout the world.

    eISBN: 978-0-8166-5219-8
    Subjects: History

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  1. Front Matter
    (pp. 1-4)
  2. J. D. Salinger
    (pp. 5-45)

    Holden Caulfield, the fumbling adolescent nauseated by the grossness of the world’s body, may be the characteristic hero of contemporary fiction and the modern world. There can be no doubt that for today’s American youth, Holden is an embodiment of their secret terrors and their accumulated hostilities, their slender joys and their magnified agonies. In his persistent innocence and his blundering virtue, he may represent to the rest of the world an adolescent America uncertainly searching for the lost garden, suspicious of alien or intimate entanglements, reluctant to encounter the horrors of reality.

    No other writer since World War II...

  3. Selected Bibliography
    (pp. 46-48)