Sono passati più di sessant'anni da quando è stato scritto, ma continuiamo a vederlo, Holden Caufield, con quell'aria scocciata, insofferente alle ipocrisie e al conformismo, lui e tutto quello che gli è cascato addosso dal giorno in cui lasciò l'Istituto Pencey con una bocciatura in tasca e nessuna voglia di farlo sapere ai suoi. La trama è tutta qui, narrata da quella voce spiccia e senza fronzoli. Ma sono i suoi pensieri, il suo umore rabbioso, ad andare in scena. Perché è arrabbiato Holden? Poiché non lo si sa con precisione, ciascuno vi ha letto la propria rabbia, ha assunto il protagonista a "exemplum vitae", e ciò ne ha decretato l'immenso successo che dura tuttora. Torna, in una nuova traduzione di Matteo Colombo, il libro che ha sconvolto il corso della letteratura contemporanea influenzando l'immaginario collettivo e stilistico del Novecento.
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journal entry today i am 15 years old. everything is all bullshit, as usual. i can't believe how fucked everything is around me. like i'm surrounded by zombies. i can't talk to any of my so-called friends, i can't talk to jamie, i can't talk to my parents. who would bother listening anyway. i cannot Leggi tutto
5.0 stars. I LOVE IT when I go into a book with low expectations and it ends up knocking me on my ass. Admittedly, this is tougher to do with "classics" but it certainly happened in this case. I remember first reading this in school (like many of us) and not thinking it was anything special. However Leggi tutto
I was worried as hell about reading this book again. The last time I read it was about a thousand years ago when I was just a kid. I was lousy with angst just like good old Holden back then. I really was. Now that I’m a crummy old guy I figured that I wouldn’t like it anymore. That’s the one thing a Leggi tutto
I read this book for the first time in the 8th grade. I had to get my mom to sign a permission slip because of the cursing. Before I began reading, I had so many expectations. Back then, I read Seventeen Magazine , and back then, Seventeen Magazine ran brainy features about books and poetry. There wa Leggi tutto
Edit: stop liking and commenting on this review. It's 2021. And the book is still shit. If I could give this book a zero, I would. I absolutely hated it. Generally, I don't hate books, either. Usually it's a very strong dislike, and generally, I give them a second chance. But no, I will never be read Leggi tutto
My theory as to this book's unusually polarizing nature: either you identify with Holden Caulfield or you don't. Those who see themselves (either as they were or, God help them, as they are) in Holden see a misunderstood warrior-poet, fighting the good fight against a hypocritical and unfeeling world Leggi tutto
so sorry, guess im a phony
In my hand I hold $5. I will give it to anyone who can explain the plot of this book (or why there is no plot) and make me understand why the hell people think it's so amazing.
I read the end of The Catcher in the Rye the other day and found myself wanting to take Holden Caulfield by the collar and shake him really, really hard and shout at him to grow up. I suppose I've understood for some time now that The Catcher in the Rye -- a favorite of mine when I was sixteen -- wa Leggi tutto
Sometimes truth isn't just stranger than fiction, it's also more interesting and better plotted. Salinger helped to pioneer a genre where fiction was deliberately less remarkable than reality. His protagonist says little, does little, and thinks little, and yet Salinger doesn't string Holden up as a Leggi tutto
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