Referat The Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger) THE AUTHOR, Jerome David Salinger is an American author, born 1919 in New York City. He graduated from a military academy and briefly attended two colleges; after his early literary success, he became a recluse. His most important work, The Catcher in the Rye (1951), established him as a leading author. The hero of the book, Holden Caulfield, became a prototype of the rebellious and confused adolescent searching for truth and innocence outside the phony adult world. All his works are concerned with the problems of the extremely bright and overly sensitive children of the Glass family. THE STORY is about the youth life of Holden Caulfield, a 17 year old student at Pencey. He was already kicked out of 2 or the other schools before and this year he is again flunking 4 subjects. He is about leaving also this school and so he visits his old history teacher for telling him good-bye. Back at the dorm he talks to his room-mate Stradlater, who wants him to do a composition for English for him because he dates Jane Hallagher, an old friend of Holden. Holden finds the time to write the essay. He was told to write a description of something and so he described Allies baseball mitt. Allie was his 2 years younger brother, who died on leukaemia some years ago. Holden was 13 when he died. It was a great shock for him; he broke the windows in the garage and he hurt his hand. Anyway, when Stradlater comes back home, he wasn t satisfied with the ...
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