O vixía no centeo

Novel by J.D. Salinger

Blurb

The story is told by Holden Caulfield, a sixteen-year-old dropout who has just been kicked out of school just before Christmas. Throughout, Holden dissects the 'phony' aspects of society, and the 'phonies' themselves: the headmaster whose affability depends on the wealth of the parents, his roommate who scores with girls using sickly-sweet affection.
Lazy in style, full of slang and swear words, it's a novel whose interest and appeal comes from its observations rather than its plot intrigues. Salinger's style creates an effect of conversation, it is as though Holden is speaking to you personally, as though you too have seen through the pretences of the American Dream and are growing up unable to see the point of living in, or contributing to, the society around you.
Written with the clarity of a boy leaving childhood, it deals with society, love, loss, and expectations without ever falling into the clutch of a cliche.

First Published

1951

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jewel.bonney

Jewel.bonney

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angel.mayumi

Angel.mayumi

The story is powerful; I like how it was presented. Good job writer! If you have some great stories like this one, you can publish it on Novel Star, just submit your story to [email protected] or jo

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vincent.camero

Vincent.camero

I really enjoyed reading your book. I read enthusiastically and understood the story. If you have some great stories like this one, you can publish it on Novel star, just submit your story to [email protected] or [email protected]

0 Responses posted 5 days ago
anne.hatchaway

Anne.hatchaway

Pure brilliance. Intriguing plot, brilliant characters, and great story. If you have some great stories like this one, you can publish it on Novel Star, just submit your story to [email protected] or [email protected]

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catrina.yap

Catrina.yap

The books get gradually better through the series. If you have some great stories like this one, you can publish it on Novel Star, just submit your story to [email protected] or [email protected]

0 Responses posted 6 days ago
walteroloco

Walteroloco

Could not stand all the religion, ruined a good story for me

0 Responses posted in February
walteroloco

Walteroloco

One of my favourite books of all time. The anger of the main character reflects that humans cannot be happy just by situation alone.

0 Responses posted in February
Werkatze

Werkatze

Ich konnte mit dem Fänger im Roggen nie richtig was anfangen. Seit ich 12 bin, hab ich ihm alle paar Jahre mal eine Chance gegeben und konnte es nichtmal ganz lesen. Spätestens bei der Kakao-Szene zu Beginn war jedesmal Schluss.

0 Responses posted in January
mc.swan

Mc.swan

why does the book picture and description say "Prayer for Owen Meany" when the book title says "Catcher in the Rye"?

0 Responses posted in December
signemie

Signemie

An interesting and important look inside the head of a teenage boy struggling with all the major questions in life - from the perspective of a person balancing a cocktail of sensitivity and.. hormones

0 Responses posted in November
mandavi

Mandavi

Man sollte Bücher übers Erwachsenwerden wohl nicht zu spät lesen. Ich konnte mit den Gefühlen und Gedanken von Holden jedenfalls nicht mehr sehr viel anfangen. Und auch der Schreibstil kann durchaus etwas anstrengen.

0 Responses posted in October
mocca

Mocca

(nur auf englisch)

0 Responses posted in August
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