THE CATCHER IN THE RYE: KINGS IN THE BACK ROW

THE CATCHER IN THE RYE: KINGS IN THE BACK ROW


2004, Foto

Quoting from the magazine "Pencey Book Reviews": "The noted literary critic Bernie C. Wadelheim, author of the highly-acclaimed book KINGS AND THINGS IN THE BACK ROW, recently tried to reconstruct the famous scene from THE CATCHER IN THE RYE (chapter 11) in which Holden remembers playing checkers with Jane Gallagher, who for some reason kept all her kings in the back row. According to Wadelheim, "the symbolic significance is, in fact, somewhat overwhelming". Internal evidence suggests that the red square onto which Jane's tear "plopped", as Holden recalls, may have been the one in the upper right corner. Note also the whisky glass in the background, which was possibly used by the "booze hound"." ---- GERMAN: Foto, das auf Kapitel 11 in Salingers "Fänger im Roggen" verweist. - - - ENGLISH: Photo alluding to chapter 11 of "The Catcher in the Rye" by J.D. Salinger. - © Bernd Wahlbrinck

Bernd Wahlbrinck