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Holden, JD, and the Red Cap- The Catcher in the Rye Part 2: Crash Course English Literature #7

Holden, JD, and the Red Cap- The Catcher in the Rye Part 2: Crash Course English Literature #7
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The Catcher in the Rye at 60: Ten things you should know 1. It screwed up, majorly The novel is said to have popularised the term "screw up", as in "Boy, it really screws up my sex life something awful. My sex life stinks." Hurrah for disaffected teenagers across the globe. 2. Salinger spent a lot of time refusing requests to adapt the novel. 3. Salinger was working on a version of the book when he was fighting in the second world war. 4. Mark David Chapman, the killer of John Lennon, so identified with the Salinger's antihero that he wanted to change his name to Holden Caulfield. 5. Salinger could have been a meat importer – his father was a successful meat and cheese merchant who sent his son to Austria to brush up on the trade before the second world war. 6. The American rock band Green Day are proud champions of Salinger's antihero; their 1994 song Basket Case is a nasally homage in nasally whines. 7. Salinger was dating Oona O'Neill, daughter of the playwright Eugene O'Neill, until she started seeing the comedian. 8. 9. 10.

AZ | J.D. Salinger - I'm Crazy lyrics IT WAS about eight o'clock at night, and dark, and raining, and freezing, and the wind was noisy the way it is in spooky movies on the night the old slob with the will gets murdered. I stood by the cannon on the top of Thomsen Hill, freezing to d**h, watching the big south windows of the gym—shining big and bright and dumb, like the windows of a gymnasium, and nothing else (but maybe you never went to a boarding school). I just had on my reversible and no gloves. Somebody had swiped my camel's hair the week before, and my gloves were in the pocket. 15 Bogeymen From Around The World Creepy The bogeyman is a legendary ghost-like monster. The bogeyman has no specific appearance and conceptions of the monster can vary drastically even from household to household within the same community; in many cases he simply has no set appearance in the mind of a child, but is just an amorphous embodiment of terror. This list looks at 15 bogeymen from around the world. The Namahage visits each house on New Year’s to ask if any misbehaving children live there. If the parents are able to report that their children are not lazy and do not cry, he moves on to the next house. The Korean bogeyman is called Kotgahm, which is the word for persimmon. Duérmete, niño, duérmete ya. If you think of a coconut as a head, with the three holes the features of a face, you can see how El Coco might be transformed in the mind of a child to a hairy little man. There are many theories about the origin of the word “bogeyman.” Czech Republic and Poland The Bolman has claws and fangs. Jamie Frater

The 100 best novels: No 72 – The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger (1951) JD Salinger’s Holden Caulfield is to the 20th century what Huckleberry Finn is to the 19th: the unforgettably haunting voice of the adolescent at odds with a troubling world. Holden, the opposite of Huck, is an unhappy rich boy who has done a bunk from his posh secondary school, Pencey Prep, in Agerstown, Pennsylvania. He begins his first-person narrative in words that echo the famous opening of Twain’s novel (No 23 in this series), a frank disavowal of “all that David Copperfield kind of crap”. Holden declares that he isn’t going to tell us “about this madman stuff that happened to me around last Christmas just before I got pretty run-down”. One of the many remarkable things about Salinger’s portrayal of Holden Caulfield is that he seems to be fully inside the head of this troubled 16-year-old when the author himself was almost twice that age. That’s just one reading. A note on the text (and its afterlife) The Catcher in the Rye had some difficulty finding a publisher.

Ancient d20 die emerges from the ashes of time | Crave Let's go back in time. Way back. Keep going. OK, stop. You're in the Ptolemaic Period. The Metropolitan Museum of Art owns what may be the world's oldest d20 die. The die is a little over an inch tall. The symbols for eta, theta, and epsilon can be clearly seen. (Via io9) Banned Books That Shaped America The Library of Congress created an exhibit, "Books that Shaped America," that explores books that "have had a profound effect on American life." Below is a list of books from that exhibit that have been banned/challenged. (To learn more about challenges to books since the inception of Banned Books Week, check out the timeline created by ALA.) The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain, 1884 The first ban of Mark Twain’s American classic in Concord, MA in 1885 called it “trash and suitable only for the slums.” The Autobiography of Malcolm X, Malcolm X and Alex Haley, 1965 (Grove Press) Objectors have called this seminal work a “how-to-manual” for crime and decried because of “anti-white statements” present in the book. Beloved, Toni Morrison, 1987 Again and again, this Pulitzer-prize winning novel by perhaps the most influential African-American writer of all time is assigned to high school English students. Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, Dee Brown, 1970 Catch-22, Joseph Heller, 1961

The H.P. Lovecraft Archive 'The Catcher in the Rye' | Top 10 Censored Books Within two weeks of its 1951 release, J.D. Salinger’s novel rocketed to No. 1 on the New York Times best-seller list. Ever since, the book — which explores three days in the life of a troubled 16-year-old boy — has been a “favorite of censors since its publication,” according to the American Library Association. In 1960, school administrators at a high school in Tulsa, Okla., fired an English teacher for assigning the book to an 11th-grade class. While the teacher later won his appeal, the book remained off the required reading list. Another community in Columbus, Ohio, deemed the book “antiwhite” and formed a delegation to have it banned from local schools. The book introduced slang expressions like the term screw up (as in, “Boy, it really screws up my sex life something awful”). MORE: The Catcher in the Rye Part 2: More Teenage Angst, Courtesy of Swedish Author Next Harry Potter Series

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Banned from the classroom: Censorship and The Catcher in the Rye - English and Drama blog by Mercedes Aguirre, Lead Curator American Collections J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye is an American classic. It is also one of the most censored books in American literature. The Catcher in the Rye cover from the 1985 Bantam edition But what makes the The Catcher in Rye such an offensive book? The use of Salinger’s novel as a set text in schools has been challenged by people who object to its use of swearwords and its sexual content. While a number of American schools and parents’ associations may consider the language in the novel objectionable, many teachers see The Catcher in the Rye as a work which resonates with their students in a way that few classic novels can. Does the censoring of the novel contribute to its enduring allure for young readers? This blog is part of series for Banned Books Week 2016.

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The Catcher in the Rye, Chapters 10 – 15 | the bippity boppity beautiful blog Here are the yay/nay/gray thoughts of the day for the next segment of Catcher in the Rye: In Chapter 11, Holden reveals some of his past history with Jane. He says, “You don’t always have to get too sexy to get to know a girl” (76). He reveals an intimacy with Jane that isn’t sexual. Spoiler alert: Holden doesn’t sleep with the prostitute: “It was against my principles and all, but I was feeling so depressed I didn’t even think. In chapter 15, Holden goes on and on about suitcases, which seem to be a status symbol for him. Holden can be sweet and sincere sometimes, such as when he talks about Jane. Sometimes he seems totally indifferent, and sometimes he is nice, and sometimes he is a jerk. More {silly} Questions: Supposedly, Holden’s dad wants his son to go to Oxford (29). Like this: Like Loading...

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