Il giovane Holden

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The Catcher in the Rye is an American novel by J. D. Salinger that was partially published in serial form from 1945–46 before being novelized in 1951. Originally intended for adults, it is often read by adolescents for its themes of angst and alienation, and as a critique of superficiality in society. The novel also deals with complex issues of innocence, identity, belonging, loss, connection, sex, and depression. The main character, Holden Caulfield, has become an icon for teenage rebellion. Caulfield, nearly of age, gives his opinion on just about everything as he narrates his recent life events. The Catcher has been translated widely. About one million copies are sold each year, with total sales of more than 65 million books. The novel was included on Time's 2005 list of the 100 best English-language novels written since 1923, and it was named by Modern Library and its readers as one …

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A good character study about an annoying kid

4 stars

I wasn't forced to read this in school, and I was curious why all the psychopaths have it as their favorite book.

I still don't know.

It's a good portrait of a spoiled kid with some mental illness. After, I read some thought PTSD, and that sounds about right. It's like talking to a 17 yr old, but the message is strong. Worth reading.

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Bello e molto scorrevole, ma bisogna sforzarsi di passare oltre a certe cose - traduzione in primis, che risulta spesso e volentieri forzata (proprio per come è fatto il testo originale, non perché sia una cattiva traduzione).

Secondo me potevano azzardare a metterci un titolo alternativo più vicino all'originale però, in questa nuova versione.

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