Thursday, January 10, 2013

Language, Voice, and Holden Caulfield: The Catcher in the Rye Part 1

In which John Green examines JD Salinger’s novel The Catcher in the Rye. John pulls out the old school literary criticism by examining the text itself rather than paying attention to the biographical or historical context of the novel (that’s for next week). Listen, words matter. The Catcher in the Rye has managed to endure without a movie adaptation because a lot of its quality arises from the book’s language. Find out how Holden’s voice, his language, and his narrative technique combine to make the novel work. Also, Thought Bubble gives us a quick rundown of the plot, in which Ikea Monkey may or may not appear.

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    I have not long finished reading The Catcher in the Rye and found this video to be very cool :]
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    [Discussion will come later.]
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    I’m sorry Mr. Green, but nothing you can say or do can convince me that this is an enjoyable book. I’ve tried - twice...