Analysis Of Salinger's The Catcher At The Dinghy

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This is where Salinger begins to take a more reclusive lifestyle. Salinger was invited to lecture at Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville NY. He became self-conscious of his display there, so he resigns never again to promote himself in that way. In this time "The Laughing Man,"is published and Harper 's publishes "Down at the Dinghy." In 1950 some of Salinger 's work is put on the big screen by director Samuel Goldwyn. Salinger was absolutely horrified and disgusted with what Hollywood had done with his works. He would finish “The Catcher In The Rye,” but would have difficulties publishing it with Harcourt Brace. Eventually Salinger withdrew the book and goes to Little, Brown and Company instead. Salinger would travel to England, Ireland, and …show more content…
This property was 90 acres of hillside with a small disheveled cottage in the area. His book “Nine Stories” was a compilation of some of his best intertwining short stories, and would become an instant classic. In 1955 Salinger marries Claire Allison Douglas, the daughter of a British art critic. The couple attempted to live the teachings of Swami Yogananda and become members of the Self Realization Fellowship. They would also have a daughter, Margaret Ann. “Raise High The Roof beam, Carpenters” and “Franny” are published that year. In 1960, Matthew Sallinger, Is born. In 1962 Salinger appears on the cover of Time magazine. “Franny and Zooey” is published and the book becomes Number 1 on The New York Times Bestsellers list. Salinger and his family were constantly harassed by reporters who lurk about his home seeking news about the now-famously elusive author. In 1965 Salinger 's final published book is released called “Hapworth, 16, …show more content…
Salinger 's works are some of the most influential, controversial, iconic works to exist. His writing influenced countless authors and his works were sold tens of millions of times. The catcher in the rye, Salinger’s best work, is one of the most controversial books of all time. This plays heavy in part to the fact that there is heavy crude language, underage drinking, underage smoking, and even prostitution. These combined negativities are what many believe cause violence and that is why the book has been banned from many schools. A man by the name of Mark David Chapman became famous, or should I say infamous after he shot and killed famous Beatle John Lennon. Many will say that the murder was just some crazy guy that wanted to be famous but there are many ties to “The Catcher In The Rye” with Chapman. Chapman was infatuated with the book to the point of insanity. There was a point in time in which Chapman attempted to legally change his name to Holden Caulfield. Chapman did not have many possessions when he was arrested after the murder of John Lennon. One Of his possessions was “The Catcher In The Rye” with the words “this is my statement” written inside. Holden was a tortured weary soul trapped in the body of a struggling student and Chapman felt he was one and the same with Holden. Chapman felt that to make a name for himself and mean something, he must assassinate a famous figure. This unfortunately ended up being John Lennon. Chapman wasn 't the only one to

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