Holden Caulfield Is A Literary Descendant of Huck Finn

J. D. Salinger’s Holden Caulfield is a literary descendant of Huck Finn: more educated and sophisticated, the son of affluent New Yorkers, but like Huck a youthful runaway from a world of adult hypocrisy, venality and, to use one of his own favourite words, phoniness. What particularly appals Holden is the eagerness of his peers to adopt that corrupt grownup behaviour.

David Lodge Quotes (Author of Changing Places). (2020). Retrieved 28 January 2020, from https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/6570.David_Lodge

Literature Is Mostly About Having Sex

Literature is mostly about having sex and not much about having children; life’s the other way round.

David Lodge Quotes (Author of Changing Places). (2020). Retrieved 28 January 2020, from https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/6570.David_Lodge

To Read Is To Surrender Oneself

To read is to surrender oneself to an endless displacement of curiosity and desire from one sentence to another, from one action to another, from one level of a text to another. The text unveils itself before us, but never allows itself to be possessed; and instead of trying to possess it we should take pleasure in its teasing.

David Lodge Quotes (Author of Changing Places). (2020). Retrieved 28 January 2020, from https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/6570.David_Lodge