J. D. Salinger (USA. b. 1919-2010)
The selection of these pieces follows different criteria. Let me explain this first.
The Catcher in the Rye picks pieces mainly for Foreign Language Learning reasons, so you can learn to narrate similar events or describe similar objects. I mean, these excerpts are not a sample of the literary quality of this novel.
The Catcher in the Rye (1) (3 pages): Excerpt 1, from chapter 1. With voc. work.
Temporarily Disabled: The Catcher in the Rye (2) (3 pages) Excerpt 2, from chapter 17. With questions.
The rest is complete and unabridged, and therefore, all is there for you to like it or not, at whichever level.
Please, if you can, don't read summaries or reviews before reading the stories!
A Perfect Day for Bananafish (8 pages)
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The Laughing Man (6 pages)
This Sandwich Has No Mayonnaise (6 pages)
Hapworth 16, 1924 (25 pages)
Down at the Dinghy (6 pages)
More stories by Salinger...
I'm beginning to feel that no author has the right to tear his characters apart if he doesn't know how, or feel that he knows how (poor sucker) to put them together again. I'm tired - my God, so tired - of leaving them all broken on the page with just 'The End' written underneath. JD Salinger, 1943
Please put your scarf on.
From J.D. Salinger's Seymour An Introduction