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Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

background and literary resources
        St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture.  The Catcher in the Rye

Literature and Its Times: Profiles of 300 Notable Literary Works and the Historical Events that Influenced Them. The Catcher in the Rye

Gale, Literary Sources: Literature Criticism - The Catcher in the Rye   
     
[note: password newtonnorth]


Author information
       The American Decades: 1950-1959 J. D. Salinger

St. James Guide to Young Adult WritersJ.D. Salinger

Early Autumn by Robert Parker

background information
Silence of the other: women in Robert Parker's Spenser series. 
     Christina Root. Contemporary Literary Criticism, vol. 283, Gale, 2010.

 

 

author information
Biography in Context resources Robert Parker

Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien

background information
   
   ABC-CLIO World at War: Topic Center: Vietnam War
     - database resource with an overview, reference articles, media, timeline, etc.  
      [note: username and password   newtonshs1]

Literary Themes for Students: War and Peace -- The Things They Carried  
    - ebook article with themes, historical overview, criticism, etc
.

Literary resources
     
  Literature and Its Times: Profiles of 300 Notable Literary Works and the Historical Events that Influenced Them.  The Things They Carried

Literature Resource Ctr: Critical essays, interviews for The Things They Carried, Tim O'Brien

Americans at War: Fiction and Memoirs, Vietnam

Literary Themes for Students: War and Peace -- The Things They Carried  
    - ebook article with themes, historical overview, criticism, etc.


Author information

     
  Biography in Context:  Tim O'Brien
     -  biography and links to news, magazine articles, and media about Tim O'Brien

NPR / Talk of the Nation  'The Things They Carried': 20 Years On
     - On-air radio interview with Tim O'Brien. March 24, 2010. (~30 mins)

  1. Crossword puzzle

  2. character charts for Junior & Rowdy

  3. Haiku worksheet

  4. MCAS practice

  5. End of Book Lists Project

  6. individual Versus Community Poetry Project

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