The Catcher in the Rye Page
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July 14, 1997
This web page is designed to introduce to you what my students and I do in our seminar. Make yourself at home and stay as long as you like, although this site is still under construction and there's not much to see and enjoy yet .
P.S. If you are an English major student at Dokkyo and would like to get some information about the seminar registration, please click here.
P.S. 2 (July 19, 1997)
Q: Why is your visitor's page called "The Catcher in the Rye Page"?
A: Because some passages from J. D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye are quoted on the top of this page. That's simple enough, isn't it?
Q: But why are they quoted here--for your visitor's page?
A: We don't know for sure. Mr. Shimada has just named this page as it is. We know he likes the book. He used it for his Reading Class last year. Since this page is designed primarily to recruit new seminar members, maybe he thought of getting your attention by using one of the most popular books among you. He may even be thinking of reading it next year for our seminar. But watch out! He must be thinking of catching you and keeping you in his seminar just like Holden in the book. He looks nice but, in fact, he is not. He is sometimes very demanding and is always whimsical. Most of all, he is not fair! He tells us to study harder but he doesn't seem to be studying hard enough himself. Besides, our present seminar is not at all a "big field of rye", where little kids are peacefully and innocently playing some game and all. So our advice for you is to go over the cliff before he catches you. Good luck!
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