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Catcher in the Rye Introduction

J.D. Salinger and Novel Background
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Christopher Nguyen

on 7 October 2013

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Transcript of Catcher in the Rye Introduction

J.D. Salinger Background
Later Life
Biography
Salinger's Works
Background for "The Catcher In the Rye"
Controversial Aspects
-J.D. Salinger never allowed Catcher In The Rye to be adapted to the big screens.
-Many people have tried to make films of it, but his rights do not allow it.
-J.D. (Jerome David) Salinger was born in 1919 and recently died in 2010.
-Growing up, Salinger was expelled from various prep schools. He was then sent to Military School in Pennslyvania
-The Catcher In The Rye is Salinger's first novel, which was published in 1951.
-J.D. Salinger ended up going into seclusion after the publishing and fame of Catcher In the Rye.
The Catcher In The Rye
-The protagonist of CITR is Holden Caulfield. He is about 16 years old, and he is constantly getting kicked out of prep schools.
-1942: Salinger was drafted into the army.
-He took writing courses at Columbia University.
-His short stories were published in popular magazines like "The New Yorker."
-Salinger did not write very many novels after CITR. Two of his other famous works are "Nine Stories" and "Franny and Zooey."
-J.D. Salinger was not expecting fame and popularity from his novels. He did not take the fame very well.
-He was very sensitive to criticism, and he never published any novels after he went into isolation.
-He lived in New Hamphsire with his wife and kids. He recently died at the age of 91.
-Takes place in the 1950's in New York City over the course of about three days.
-We will be talking about many important issues that Holden faces including the loss of innocence, issues with conformity, family issues, the idea of holding on to the past, etc.
-It has been banned from many schools in the past.
-Controversial Topics: Sex, Alcohol, Bad Language, Bad Role Model, Lies, etc.
-John Lennon's assassin had a copy of The Catcher In the Rye in his pocket when he was arrested. In the book, he wrote... "This is my statement. -Holden"
-Many teens can relate
to the issues that Holden
faces. It has become a
timeless piece of literature
that many love.
The Time Period: 1950's
Salinger's The Catcher In The Rye is set during the 1950's.

It was a time of big change in American during the 1950's, especially for teenagers.

What do you know about the 1950's?
-The Baby Boom: Increase of babies being born due to the end of WWII.
-The "American Dream": With the introduction of suburban living, people are buying more homes for their families.
-Homes would go for $7000.
-The suburban family consisted of the working dad, the submissive wife, and doting children.
Historical Aspects of the 1950s
-During this time period, the television becomes a household object.
-Families used to gather around the radio together, but now over a million people have televisions in their homes.
-Drive-ins also become a huge form of entertainments for families.
-With the drive-ins also comes an increase of vehicles in the household.
-Two family cars.
Pop Culture and Entertainment in the 1950s
Teenagers in the 1950s
-It was not until the 1950's that the word "teenager" is used.
-During this time, teenagers become big consumers in society (diners, drive-ins, clothing, etc.)
-Teenagers introduced new slang into the everyday language, and the also listened to music that was considered "racy"
-Movie, media, and books started to depict "teenager delinquency" through James Dean, Holden Caulfield, and "greasers"
-These were characters that were "bad boys" who would smoke, drink, and go against society.
The 1950s and The Catcher In The Rye
-Some of the ideas that Holden Caulfield our narrator will be struggling with come from the 1950s. This includes:
-Obeying authority: Teens at the time are expected to obey authority (parents, teachers, etc.)
-Conformity: This is the era of trying to "keep up with the Jones'" and fitting in is very important.
-Sex: With the Elvis craze, many parents are worried about what their children are up to...
New Developments
-In the last two months, there has been a lot of J.D. Salinger talk with a new biography and film about his life.
-There has been a claim that five new Salinger novels will be published between 2015 and 2020.
-These will be the novels that follow up Franny and Zooey and The Catcher In The Rye. \
-There are also 22 short stories that have been published without his permission that go for thousands of dollars.
-Only time will tell!!!!
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