The Catcher in the Rye.pdf
Since his debut in 1951 as The Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caulfield has been synonymous with "cynical adolescent." Holden narrates the story of a couple of days in his sixteen-year-old life, just after he''s been expelled from prep school, in a slang that sounds edgy even today and keeps this novel on banned book lists. It begins,
"If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you''ll probably want to know is where I was born and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don''t feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth. In the first place, that stuff bores me, and in the second place, my parents would have about two hemorrhages apiece if I told anything pretty personal about them."
His constant wry observations about what he encounters, from teachers to phonies (the two of course are not mutually exclusive) capture the essence of the eternal teenage experience of alienation.
塞林格的《麦田里的守望者》一书被认为是二十世纪美国文学的经典作品之一。 《麦田里的守望者》由美国小布朗出版于1951年，是塞林格唯一一部长篇小说。 小说主人公霍尔顿是出身于富裕中产阶级的十六岁少年，在第四次被开除出学校之后，不敢贸然回家，只身在美国最繁华的纽约城游荡了一天两夜，住小客店，逛夜总会，滥交女友，酗酒……他看到了资本主义社会的种种丑恶，接触了各式各样的人物，其中大部分是"假模假式的"伪君子。该书塑造了美国当代文学中最早的反英雄形象之一, 一经问世便风靡全球，在青少年中引起强烈共鸣.
弗兰妮与祖伊(Franny and Zooey)
抬高房梁，木匠们；西摩：小传(Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour: An Introduction)
Ever since it was first published in 1951, this novel has been the coming-of-age story against which all others are judged. Read and cherished by generations, the story of Holden Caulfield is truly one of America's literary treasures. ——This text refers to the Paperback edition.