The Catcher in the Rye 4: Knock Me Out and Call You Up

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

These are two oft used colloquialisms in Catcher, figures of speech that point to the experiences of ecstasy and resurrection. From “ex-tasis,” the word ecstasy literally means to be “beside oneself.” To be beside oneself, one would have to be knocked out of one’s self. And a self so de-centered is ripe to be “called up”—perhaps from within a phone booth, even by a phony. The Catcher in the Rye may well be up to far more imaginatively than characterizations of it as a coming-of-age novel of a troubled adolescent suggest. This presentation, drawing on the insights gleaned in the three preceding ones, will knock you out and call you up to an understanding of Catcher that’ll you’ll be delighted you didn’t miss.
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.
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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 09, 2020

Start time: 09:00 p.m. EDT

End time: 10:30 p.m. EDT

Venue: Online