The Catcher in the Rye

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The Catcher in the Rye

Post by Theo » Wed 3. Feb 2010, 03:41

Does anybody know which edition of J.D.'s book is the least censored one?
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Post by reijerlincoln » Fri 5. Feb 2010, 03:29

Holy crap... is there censorship on literature in the US?

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Post by Theo » Fri 5. Feb 2010, 03:58

To my best knowledge J.D. had numerously used terms and text passages that the publisher felt to censor back then in 1951. I assume that there is no uncensored issue on the market until now. But I'm not sure, so tnat's why I'm asking.

In Germany there are 3 different translations I think. They probably differ a lot from each other. The latest translation is said to use a more colloquial language where it is appropriate.

However I prefer to read the original text and off course as uncensored as possible.
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Post by reijerlincoln » Fri 5. Feb 2010, 04:02

Ah I see. Perhaps now after his death the original, uncensored manuscript will be published.

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Post by Theo » Fri 5. Feb 2010, 04:21

There is still censorship throughout in the media. The death of J.D. Salinger who of course was not the initiator of censorship is not going to change anything on this issue.
I assume that those censored text passages and terms wouldn't be offensive if they had to be measured with todays standarts.
But I don't know and I#m curious.
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