THE CATCHER IN THE RYE ENIGMA unearths the mysteries surrounding the 1951 novel The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger - arguably the most controversial book of all time. Nicknamed the 'Bible of teenage angst', the classic novel, which is frequently labeled immoral by different groups, has been banned in various parts of America over the decades. However, the main controversy, and indeed the most common reason for it being banned, was that it either inspired or was associated with some of the most infamous crimes of the 20th Century. These crimes include the murder of John Lennon and the attempted assassination of President Reagan. The allegation directed at Salinger is that he (and/or his publisher) craftily implanted into the book neurolinguistic passages, or coded messages, that act as post-hypnotic suggestions or mind control "triggers." In turn, these triggers enabled CIA handlers to activate Manchurian Candidates for assassinations. Some conspiracy theorists also believe the novel was part of the CIA's now mostly-declassified mind control program MK-Ultra, and that while assassins were being brainwashed they were forced to read the book over and over until it was embedded in their minds. But given that Salinger's critically acclaimed masterpiece was one of the biggest selling books of the 20th Century, are the crimes it was associated with merely happenstance? Today, if a handful of different murderers had a copy of The Da Vinci Code or a Harry Potter book, or were all fixated on a similarly popular book, would it even make the news headlines? Novelists, filmmakers and independent researchers James Morcan & Lance Morcan investigate these theories and counter arguments in THE CATCHER IN THE RYE ENIGMA - the fourth book of The Underground Knowledge Series. This balanced expose ultimately leaves it up to you, the reader, to decide whether J.D. Salinger's novel is a "Mind Control Triggering Device" or simply a "Coincidental Literary Obsession of Criminals" just as this book's subtitle suggests. Besides the criminals who targeted Lennon and Reagan, THE CATCHER IN THE RYE ENIGMA also details other deranged individuals who were obsessed with Salinger's book including stalkers and murderers of leading political figures, film stars and other celebrities. The idea that assassination codes are buried deep in Salinger's book is one of the oldest conspiracy theories around and has been explored repeatedly over the decades with no smoking gun ever found. In fact, many familiar with Catcher conspiracies may think all the theories have already been proven to be false and there's no need to drag them up yet again. However, given what the authors have uncovered in their research for THE CATCHER IN THE RYE ENIGMA - especially the unique revelations on the history of mind control, the effectiveness of subliminal messages, the latest scientific studies on the brain, Salinger's underreported dealings with the Americanized Nazis of Project Paperclip and the recently declassified documents on real-life Manchurian Candidates - they believe some of the theories swirling about the classic novel deserve another look. Note that this title is an extended version of several chapters in The Orphan Conspiracies: 29 Conspiracy Theories from The Orphan Trilogy (Sterling Gate Books, 2014) also by James & Lance Morcan. The Catcher in the Rye Enigma therefore contains a combination of new material as well as some recycled material from The Orphan Conspiracies."
THE CATCHER IN THE RYE ENIGMA unearths the mysteries surrounding the 1951 novel The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger - arguably the most controversial book of all time.
Author: James Morcan
Publisher: Sterling Gate Books
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye (1951) is a twentieth-century classic. Despite being one of the most frequently banned books in America, generations of readers have identified with the narrator, Holden Caulfield, an angry young man who articulates the confusion, cynicism and vulnerability of adolescence with humour and sincerity. This guide to Salinger’s provocative novel offers: an accessible introduction to the text and contexts of The Catcher in the Rye a critical history, surveying the many interpretations of the text from publication to the present a selection of new critical essays on the The Catcher in the Rye, by Sally Robinson, Renee R. Curry, Denis Jonnes, Livia Hekanaho and Clive Baldwin, providing a range of perspectives on the novel and extending the coverage of key critical approaches identified in the survey section cross-references between sections of the guide, in order to suggest links between texts, contexts and criticism suggestions for further reading. Part of the Routledge Guides to Literature series, this volume is essential reading for all those beginning detailed study of The Catcher in the Rye and seeking not only a guide to the novel, but a way through the wealth of contextual and critical material that surrounds Salinger’s text.
... boy in the book [Catcher]'.4 But for all the speculation that has surrounded
Salin- ger's silence, none of the explanations put forward have been particularly
con- vincing, and what his silence signifies remains as much of an enigma today
as it ...
Author: Sarah Graham
Category: Literary Criticism
This volume brings together critical essays on The Catcher in the Rye (1951), representing three decades from the 1950s through the 1980s. It includes a number of key reviews that appeared shortly after the publication of the novel. The introduction by Salzberg traces the history of the criticism and places it in the context of Salinger's overall career. The two dozen pieces in the volume reflect virtually every critical school. Freudian and Marxist approaches, comparative analyses, gender criticism, structuralist studies, and linguistic analyses throw light on the novel and reveal their strengths and weaknesses as tools for reading long fiction. ISBN 0-8161-8894-7: $38.00.
attempted to become a catcher in the rye , and thereby contributed to one of the
grim ironies involving the relationship of ... despite Ian Hamilton's recent attempt
at writing Salinger's biography , Catcher pretends to be no such enigma .
Author: Joel Salzberg
Publisher: Macmillan Reference USA
Category: Literary Criticism
The captivating stories behind fifty of the greatest authors and their most famous literary creations Before Who the Hell is Pansy O?Hara ?, there had never been a single volume that explored the backstories of so many of the greatest books in the English language. A work sure to captivate all lovers of language and literature, it reveals in short, pithy chapters, the lives, loves, motivations, and quirky, fascinating details involving fifty of the best-loved books of the Western world. ? When stacked up, the original manuscript of Gone With the Wind stood taller than Margaret Mitchell, its 4' 9 1/2" author ? Ian Fleming, creator of James Bond, was part of the Allied team that cracked the Nazi?s Enigma code ? Leo Tolstoy?s wife copied War and Peace by hand . . . seven times From The Great Gatsby to Harper Lee, from Jaws to J. K . Rowling, Who the Hell Is Pansy O?Hara? offers an entertaining and informative journey through the minds of writers and the life experiences that took these amazing works from notion to novel.
Catcher. in. the. Rye,. J. D. Salinger, i9p OS? "What I have to do, I have to catch
everybody if they start to go over the cliff- ... and Zen Buddhism, Salinger, who
has not published any new work since 1965, is perhaps literature's greatest
Author: Jenny Bond
Demands placed on many young Americans as a result of the Cold War give rise to an increasingly age-segregated society. This separation allowed adolescents and young adults to begin to formulate an identity distinct from previous generations, and was a significant factor in their widespread rejection of contemporary American society. This study traces the emergence of a distinctive post-war family dynamic between parent and adolescent or already adult child. In-depth readings of individual writers such as, Arthur Miller, William Styron, J. D. Salinger, Tennessee Williams, Vladimir Nabokov, Jack Kerouac, Flannery O’Connor and Sylvia Plath, situate their work in relation to the Cold War and suggest how the figuring of adolescents and young people reflected and contributed to an empowerment of American youth. This book is a superb research tool for any student or academic with an interest in youth culture, cultural studies, American studies, cold war studies, twentieth-century American literature, history of the family, and age studies.
Catcher. in. the. Rye. Reinventing. Youth. in. Cold. War. America. While J. D.
Salinger's place in American postwar culture is ... signifies remains as much of an
enigma today as it was fifty years ago when Salinger disappeared from public
Author: Denis Jonnes
Category: Literary Criticism
The Orphan Conspiracies: 29 Conspiracy Theories from The Orphan Trilogy, written by novelists and filmmakers James Morcan & Lance Morcan with a foreword by leading scientist Dr. Takaaki Musha and an afterword by renowned historian Professor Richard Spence, contains hard-to-find knowledge. This non-fiction book is based on the political, scientific and financial insights in the Morcans' bestselling international thriller series The Orphan Trilogy (novels that merge fact with fiction by incorporating real-world theories on public figures and major organizations). Now the authors provide detailed analysis for each one of those controversial theories. In many ways, this exhaustively-researched work is the secret history of the 20th and 21st Centuries. But more than a history, it reveals what is happening right now behind the scenes - in underground bunkers, in the corridors of power, in prime banks and meetings of the world's elite. The Morcans connect the dots between many nefarious events in recent times and strip away the seemingly infinite classified layers of governments and intelligence agencies. Shockingly, they expose a splinter civilization operating in our midst that has at its disposal extraordinary suppressed technologies, unlimited resources and enormous black budgets - all inadvertently financed by everyday taxpayers. Garnering evidence from court cases, declassified government files and mainstream media reports, the authors disclose little-known facts on a wide range of topics. Diverse subjects such as mind control, eugenics, false flag operations, The Queen's hidden assets, secret prisons, The Catcher in the Rye enigma, political assassinations, medical cover-ups, genius learning techniques, Yamashita's Gold, the Jonestown mystery, Americanized Nazis, the bankrupting of Third World nations, underground bases, the US Federal Reserve, the New World Order, forbidden science, the War on Drugs, subliminal messages and even extraterrestrials. The criminals caught like deer in the headlights of these whistleblowing revelations include corrupt officials, racists, secret society members, warmongers, compromised journalists, economic hitmen, modern-day Doctor Frankensteins and mysterious individuals rumored to have wealth that would dwarf the net worth of Bill Gates and others on Forbes' so-called Rich Lists.Written from multiple perspectives; at times giving voice to conspiracy theorists; on other occasions siding with sceptics; vacillating between serious investigative writing and tongue-in-cheek, self-deprecating humor - The Orphan Conspiracies delivers a balanced exposé of some of the most important issues of our time. In their unflinching quest for truth and justice, the Morcans take no prisoners as they 'subpoena' the global elite - be they banksters, US Presidents, British Royals, Big Pharma, the Vatican, the FBI, the CIA, the Military Industrial Complex or the founders and CEO's of multinational corporations like Facebook, Shell, Google, BP and Microsoft. No suspicious individual or organization is granted immunity in this no-holds-barred trial conducted on behalf of The People.Go beyond rumors and conspiracy theories to documented facts and confirmed reality and find out just how deep the rabbit hole goes..."I expect readers of this book will be surprised by the level of knowledge imparted in its pages, especially with its revelations of exotic technologies, financial injustices, political deceptions and suppressed scientific discoveries. I also expect readers will be inspired by the lifting of the veil that occurs when long-guarded information is absorbed."-Dr. Takaaki Musha, from the Foreword to The Orphan Conspiracies
"I expect readers of this book will be surprised by the level of knowledge imparted in its pages, especially with its revelations of exotic technologies, financial injustices, political deceptions and suppressed scientific discoveries.
Author: Lance Morcan
From the concert stage to the dressing room, from the recording studio to the digital realm, SPIN surveys the modern musical landscape and the culture around it with authoritative reporting, provocative interviews, and a discerning critical ear. With dynamic photography, bold graphic design, and informed irreverence, the pages of SPIN pulsate with the energy of today's most innovative sounds. Whether covering what's new or what's next, SPIN is your monthly VIP pass to all that rocks.
Actually it's Enigma's dance hit "Sadeness," which incorporates Gregorian chants
, Indian flutes. ... and a few college diplomas later, the band still makes sassy rock
fueled by silly crushes, The Catcher in the Rye, and the angst of adolescence.
... edited by Edgar L . McCormick and Edward G . McGehee Mark Twain ' s
PICTURE OF His AMERICA , edited by Neal F . Doubleday THE FUR TRADE IN
THE West , 1815 – 1846 , edited by Edwin R . Bingham The ENIGMA OF Poe ,
Author: Harold Peter Simonson
The same enigma exists with relation to the presence of the Harper's Magazine in
the school library. David Vought has been ... The same four-letter words appear
in “The Catcher in the Rye” and the Harper's Magazine. Plaintiff's expulsion is ...
At the hearing , there was introduced into evidence J . D . Salinger ' s The
Catcher in the Rye , and the April , 1969 , issue of Harper ' s magazine ... It was
therefore an enigma in the light of the stand taken by the principal at the board
Author: Warren Freedman
Publisher: Charles C Thomas Pub Limited
Category: Social Science
Culled from a series of interviews conducted between 1980 and 1997, this biography of a literary legend explores Michener's views on sex, love, pornography, politics, abortion, AIDS, plagiarism, sports, publishing, and the role of the artist in society, among other topics.
John Dos Passos remains a tremendous enigma , maybe the most difficult of the
good American writers to get into focus . Manhattan Transfer was a ... I wasn ' t at
all taken by J . D . Salinger ' s The Catcher in the Rye . I guess I was a little older ...
Author: Lawrence Grobel
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Jean Shepherd (1921-1999) master humorist is best known for his creation ÊA Christmas StoryÊ the popular movie about the child who wants a BB gun for Christmas and nearly shoots his eye out. What else did Shepherd do? He is considered by many to be the Mark Twain and James Thurber of his day. For many thousands of fans for decades Shep talked on the radio late at night keeping them up way past their bedtimes. He entertained without a script improvising like a jazz musician on any and every subject you can imagine. He invented and remains the master of talk radio. Shepherd perpetrated one of the great literary hoaxes of all time promoting a nonexistent book and author and then brought the book into existence. He wrote 23 short stories for ÊPlayboyÊ four times winning their humor of the year award and also interviewed The Beatles for the magazine. He authored several popular books of humor and satire created several television series and acted in several plays. He is the model for the character played by Jason Robards in the play and movie ÊA Thousand ClownsÊ as well as the inspiration for the Shel Silverstein song made famous by Johnny Cash A Boy Named Sue. Readers will learn the significance of innumerable Shepherd words and phrases such as Excelsior you fathead and observe his constant confrontations with the America he loved. They will get to know and understand this multitalented genius by peeking behind the wall he built for himself ä a wall to hide a different and less agreeable persona. Through interviews with his friends co-workers and creative associates such as musician David Amram cartoonist and playwright Jules Feiffer publisher and broadcaster Paul Krassner and author Norman Mailer the book explains a complex and unique genius of our time. Shepherd pretty much invented talk radio ... What I got of him was a wonder at the world one man could create. I am as awed now by his achievement as I was then. ä Richard Corliss ÊTimeÊ magazine online
The Art and Enigma of Jean Shepherd Eugene B. Bergmann ... Influential
literature included Norman Mailer's The Naked and the Dead (1948); J. D.
Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye (1951); Samuel Beckett's play, Waiting for
Godot (first ...
Author: Eugene B. Bergmann
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Based on eight years of exhaustive research and exclusive interviews with more than 200 people—and published in coordination with the international theatrical release of a major documentary film from the Weinstein Company—Salinger is a global cultural event: the definitive biography of one of the most beloved and mysterious figures of the twentieth century. For more than fifty years, the ever elusive author of The Catcher in the Rye has been the subject of a relentless stream of newspaper and magazine articles as well as several biographies. Yet all of these attempts have been hampered by a fundamental lack of access and by the persistent recycling of inaccurate information. Salinger remains, astonishingly, an enigma. The complex and contradictory human being behind the myth has never been revealed. No longer. In the eight years since Salinger was begun, and especially in the three years since Salinger’s death, the authors interviewed on five continents more than 200 people, many of whom had previously refused to go on the record about their relationship with Salinger. This oral biography offers direct eyewitness accounts from Salinger’s World War II brothers-in-arms, his family members, his close friends, his lovers, his classmates, his neighbors, his editors, his publishers, his New Yorker colleagues, and people with whom he had relationships that were secret even to his own family. Shields and Salerno illuminate most brightly the last fifty-six years of Salinger’s life: a period that, until now, had remained completely dark to biographers. Provided unprecedented access to never-before-published photographs (more than 100 throughout the book), diaries, letters, legal records, and secret documents, readers will feel they have, for the first time, gotten beyond Salinger’s meticulously built-up wall. The result is the definitive portrait of one of the most fascinating figures of the twentieth century.
Yet all of these attempts have been hampered by a fundamental lack of access and by the persistent recycling of inaccurate information. Salinger remains, astonishingly, an enigma.
Author: David Shields
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Biography & Autobiography
From Printz Honor winner and Morris Award finalist Jessie Ann Foley comes a comitragic YA novel that will appeal to fans of Jandy Nelson and Jeff Zentner. As the youngest of eight, painfully average Pup Flanagan is used to flying under the radar. He’s barely passing his classes. He lets his longtime crush walk all over him. And he’s in no hurry to decide on a college path. The only person who ever made him think he could be more was his older brother Patrick. But that was before Patrick died suddenly, leaving Pup with a family who won’t talk about it and acquaintances who just keep saying, “sorry for your loss.” When Pup excels at a photography assignment he thought he’d bomb, things start to come into focus. His dream girl shows her true colors. An unexpected friend exposes Pup to a whole new world, right under his nose. And the photograph that was supposed to show Pup a way out of his grief ultimately reveals someone else who is still stuck in their own. Someone with a secret regret Pup never could have imagined.
... that guy from The Catcher in the Rye, one of the few Englishclass books that
Pup had actually read (almost) all the way through. But there was no point
attempting to explain all of this to Izzy. Her attraction to Brody was an enigma
wrapped in ...
Author: Jessie Ann Foley
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Alphabetically arranged entries include discussions of individual authors, literary movements, institutions, notable texts, literary developments, themes, ethnic literatures, and "topic" essays.
Salinger ' s subsequent refusal to publish has kept Seymour an enigma . ( See
also Short Story in America , The . ] SELECTED WORKS The Catcher in the Rye (
1951 ) Nine Stories ( 1953 ) Franny and Zooey ( 1961 ) Raise High the Roof ...
Author: Jay Parini
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Category: American literature
My first in Boot , but not in Shoe ; The players cast lots for the position My second
in Old , but not in New ; of “ Catcher . ... mate for an assistant , this one blindfolds
My fourth in Oats , but not in Rye ; My fifth in North , but not in East ; his eyes ,
while the others form a ... Enigma . and also calls one of the following diviI am
composed of 23 letters . sions of the earth : -towns , rivers , capes , My 11 , 20 , 14
, 5 , is ...
Sometimes the pursuit of syntactical balance leads to what appears to be an
aphorism, but §§ is actually only an enigma: ... Catcher in the Rye) and the “
Responsive Outsider” (Holden and Phoebe in The Catcher in the Rye, the Glass
Category: American periodicals
Catcher went into multithe Rye , and his collected short stories , ple printings .
Young readers ... The more popular publicity and hype , Salinger remains an he
became , the less he chose to be seen enigma . in public , or even in print . He
The first novel from award-winning author Gianfranco Calligarich to be published in English, Last Summer in the City is a witty and despairing classic of Italian literature.
Author: Gianfranco Calligarich
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
This book presents the key critical concepts in literary studies today, taking care to avoid the jargon that can arise in contemporary criticism and theory. It focuses on a range of texts including Chaucer, Achebe, Milton and Morrison.
Similarly , J . D . Salinger ' s novel The Catcher in the Rye ( 1951 ) was held
responsible for the antisocial behaviour of ... There is a similar enigma about the
word ' character ' : just as the word ' person ' has a double and paradoxical ...
Author: Andrew Bennett
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Category: Literary Criticism