bokomslag 60 Years Later

60 Years Later

John David California


  • 277 sidor
  • 2009
60 Years Later is a work of speculative fiction featuring J.D. Salinger himself as the main character. The theme is a probing psychological exploration of an authors relationship and responsibility to his characters: specifically, J.D. Salinger's relationship to Holden Caulfield. In the novel a bitter and determined J.D. Sainger re-animates Holden Caulfield, the novel's Mr. C, in order to finally kill him off and gain back his own unfinished individuality and life, which his character, Caulfield, has taken from him -- by sending him into a defended solitude -- by Holdens international status as a cult figure, despite his fictional status. The figure of the decrepit and aged (76) Mr. C. in 60 Years Later is -- while not minimal -- secondary to the agonies, torments, self-arguments and machinations of J.D. Salinger himself. Mr. C. mistily and imperfectly recalls -- and resolves -- incidents from the story, Catcher in the Rye as the author/character, J.D. Salinger, draws Mr. C closer and closer to him in order to finish him off. At the climax of the 60 years later, Salinger at last meets his own character and --finally -- falls in love with his own creation, freeing both Holden Caulfield and, more importantly, himself, from the restrictions his own bitterness at being a 2nd banana in his own life have cost him.
  • Författare: John David California
  • Format: Pocket
  • ISBN: 9789185869541
  • Språk: Engelska
  • Antal sidor: 277
  • Utgivningsdatum: 2009-05-07
  • Förlag: Nicotext AB