The Catcher in the Rye 3: Disciples, God, and Madmen

September 2, 2020 - 9:00 p.m. EST

The last line of the penultimate chapter and climax of Catcher is this: “God, I wish you could’ve been there.” On the novel’s first page, Holden refers to God, Christmas, hell, and “madman stuff.” From beginning to end, allusions to biblical themes saturate The Catcher in the Rye. Is this a religious novel? No. Is this a novel informed by a profound spiritual vision? Yes. This presentation will make clear why the “yes” and why the “no.”
The webinar will consist of a 75-minute presentation by Michael Verde, followed by a 15-minute Q&A session. If you’d like to attend but can’t make it on the 19th, register and we’ll send you a link to the recorded webinar. It will be available for 3 days following the live webinar, and will be accessible to everyone who registers in advance.
We are suggesting a donation of $5 for the webinar, but please feel free to adjust the amount to whatever you like. The donation is entirely optional, so if you don’t wish to donate at this time, just enter 0 in the space below and come enjoy the webinar! All are welcome.
All donations will go to support Memory Bridge and its mission to end the emotional isolation of people with dementia. Memory Bridge is a 501(c)(3) organization, and donations are tax deductible.

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Event Details

Event Details

Date: September 02, 2020

Start time: 09:00 p.m. EDT

End time: 10:30 p.m. EDT

Venue: Online