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Salingers depiction of trauma in The Catcher in the Rye


Wan Yahya, Wan Roselezam and Babaee, Ruzbeh (2014) Salingers depiction of trauma in The Catcher in the Rye. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 4 (9). pp. 1825-1828. ISSN 1799-2591; ESSN: 2053-0692


Although J. D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye (1951) is one of the most widely read novels in American literature, it has usually been prohibited in academic centers across the US from its publication.While many things were taboo and banned in 1950s America, Salinger talks about them frankly through his novel. From the time of its first publication, The Catcher has been seen as a depiction of trauma for many adolescents and young readers who have observed themselves opposed to the values of America. Salinger pursues a style of romantic individualism and sees society as innately corrupt.As a “trauma fiction,” The Catcherexhibits the author’s tormented relation to the war.The present study exploresthe root of trauma through the protagonist of the novel.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Modern Language and Communication
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.4304/tpls.4.9.1825-1828
Publisher: Academy Publication Co., Ltd
Keywords: Novels; American literature; The Catcher in the Rye
Depositing User: Nurul Ainie Mokhtar
Date Deposited: 31 Dec 2015 06:05
Last Modified: 31 Dec 2015 06:05
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/35312
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