The Catcher in the Rye

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Paw Prints, 21. nˇv. 2008 - 277 sÝ­ur
Holden Caulfield, knowing he is to be expelled from school, decides to leave early. He spends three days in New York City and tells the story of what he did and suffered there.

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Ums÷gn notanda  - Karlstar - LibraryThing

This book well deserves its reputation as a 20th century American classic. I compare this to some other classics, such as Flowers for Algernon and One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest, the subject matter is ... Read full review

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Ums÷gn notanda  - camharlow2 - LibraryThing

On the cusp of adulthood, Holden Caufield is trying to come to terms with the death of his younger brother and also to discover what he wants to do with his life. The story takes place over three days ... Read full review

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Um h÷fundinn (2008)

J. D. Salinger was born in New York City on January 1, 1919. He attended Manhattan public schools, Valley Forge Military Academy in Pennsylvania, and three colleges, but received no degrees. He joined the U. S. Army in 1942 and fought in the D-Day invasion at Normandy as well as the Battle of the Bulge, but suffered a nervous breakdown and checked himself into an Army hospital in Germany in 1945. In December 1945, his short story I'm Crazy was published in Collier's. In 1947, his short story A Perfect Day for Bananafish was published in The New Yorker. Throughout his lifetime, he wrote more than 30 short stories and a handful of novellas, which were published in magazines and later collected in works such as Nine Stories, Franny and Zooey, and Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour: An Introduction. The Catcher in the Rye, published in 1951, was his only novel. His last published story, Hapworth 16, 1924, appeared in 1965. He spent the remainder of his years in seclusion and silence. He died of natural causes on January 27, 2010 at the age of 91.

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