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Räddaren i nöden J.D. Salinger

Räddaren i nöden

J.D. Salinger

Published
ISBN : 9789100100803
Paperback
240 pages
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 About the Book 

Anyone who has read Salingers New Yorker stories--particularly A Perfect Day for Bananafish, Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut, The Laughing Man & For Esme--With Love & Squalor, wont be surprised by the fact that his 1st novel is full ofMoreAnyone who has read Salingers New Yorker stories--particularly A Perfect Day for Bananafish, Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut, The Laughing Man & For Esme--With Love & Squalor, wont be surprised by the fact that his 1st novel is full of children. The hero-narrator of The Catcher in the Rye is an ancient child of 16, a native New Yorker named Holden Caulfield. Thru circumstances that tend to preclude adult, 2ndhand description, he leaves his prep school in Pennsylvania & goes underground in NYC for three days. The boy himself is at once too simple & too complex for us to make any final comment about him or his story. Perhaps the safest thing we can say about Holden is that he was born in the world not just strongly attracted to beauty but, almost, hopelessly impaled on it. There are many voices in this novel: childrens voices, adult voices, underground voices--but his voice is the most eloquent of all. Transcending his own vernacular, yet remaining marvelously faithful to it, he issues a perfectly articulated cry of mixed pain & pleasure. However, like most lovers & clowns & poets of the higher orders, he keeps most of the pain to, & for, himself. The pleasure he gives away, or sets aside, with all his heart. Its there for the reader who can handle it to keep.