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Holden Caulfield (Major Literary Characters) Library Binding – January 1, 1991
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If you loved "Catcher in the Rye" and Holden Caulfield, this book will help better understand his importance in American literature and perhaps world literature. The essays include "Three Young Men in Rebellion," by William T. Noon; "The Voice of the Lonesome: Alienation from Huck Finn to Holden Caulfield," by Levi A. Olan; "The Psychological Structure of 'The Catcher in the Rye,'" by James Bryan; "The Artist was a Very Nervous Young Man," by Warren French; "Hemingway's 'The Last Good Country,' and "The Catcher in the Rye:' More Than a Family Resemblance," by Sandra Whipple Spanier; "In Memoriam: Allie Caulfield in 'The Catcher in the Rye,'" by Edwin Haviland Miller; "Holden Caulfield, C'est Moi," by Mary Suzanne Schriber; "Flunking Everything Else Except English Anyway:' Holden Caulfield, Author,'" by A. Robert Lee; "Holden Caulfield and American Protest," by Joyce Rowe; "Inventing Holden Caulfield," by Paul Alexander; "Anna Freud and J.D. Salinger's Holden Caulfield," by Robert Coles; and "Memories of Holden Caulfield--and of Miss Greenwood," by Carl Freedman.
The book features a character profiles, contributors profiles, bibliography, index, "The Analysis of Character" by Harold Bloom, the editor's note, and introduction. Harold Bloom's "The Analysis of Character" is the same in all the major literary character series. If you're looking for an in-depth analysis of Holden Caulfield, this book will be engaging and thought-provoking for the reader.