JD Salinger

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'Most Elusive Prize in 20th-Century Literature' to Be Sold

JD Salinger signed copy of 'The Catcher in the Rye' with his childhood nickname

(Newser) - Pom Harrington, owner of Peter Harrington Books, calls it the "perhaps the most elusive prize in 20th-century literature"—the only known copy of The Catcher in the Rye that JD Salinger signed with his childhood nickname, Sonny. The London bookseller is asking £225,000—$263,000—for...

Only Known Recording of JD Salinger Will Be Burned

Woman who secretly made it plans to be cremated with tape

(Newser) - Only one recording of JD Salinger is known to exist, but its days are numbered. In an interview with Bloomberg , the woman who made the secret tape more than four decades ago says she plans to have it cremated with her when she dies. Bette Eppes, then a 40-year-old reporter...

An Iconic Novel Embraces Digital Age

For first time, JD Salinger's works (including 'Catcher in the Rye') will be available as ebooks

(Newser) - JD Salinger himself may not have been thrilled with the idea, but the Catcher in the Rye will be available as an ebook for the first time this week. Son Matt Salinger tells the New York Times that it's a part of a gradual rollout of Salinger material for...

Family Plans to Publish Unseen Works of JD Salinger

The 'Catcher in the Rye' author kept writing for decades, his son confirms

(Newser) - For the first time in more than 50 years, unseen works by literary giant JD Salinger—creator of the iconic Holden Caulfield—will be published, though it's not clear exactly when. Matt Salinger told the Guardian that his father, who died in 2010, never stopped writing, though his last...

JD Salinger's Former Home Yours for $679K

First place he bought in Cornish, NH, is on the market

(Newser) - For $679,000, you can live where one of the great American writers spent his days. The former New Hampshire home of JD Salinger, who died in 2010 , is up for sale in Cornish, featuring four bedrooms, five bathrooms, and 12 acres, Bloomberg reports.Salinger moved to the 2,900-square-foot...

Catcher In the Rye 'Prequel' Leaks Online

Along with two other unpublished JD Salinger works

(Newser) - Three unpublished stories by JD Salinger have leaked online—including The Ocean Full of Bowling Balls, a sort-of prequel to Catcher in the Rye often cited as the author's greatest unpublished work. PDF scans showed up on a members-only torrent site yesterday, and quickly made their way to Reddit...

Book Claims Secret Deformity Made Salinger a Recluse

Says the famed author only had one testicle

(Newser) - If you thought the recent revelation that five new JD Salinger books are due out was juicy, well, you haven't seen anything yet. That tidbit came compliments of Salinger the book and Salinger the documentary, which were written/directed by David Shields and Shane Salerno and are both due out...

Coming Soon? 5 Books From JD Salinger

Documentary says author ordered posthumous publication of some works

(Newser) - We haven't heard the last word on Holden Caulfield, if a new documentary on JD Salinger is to be believed. The New York Times today reports that at least five new books could roll out as soon as 2015, including one tome, The Last and Best of the Peter ...

JD Salinger Note to Maid on Sale for $50K

He does not want to deal with 'insignificant things'

(Newser) - A newly surfaced work from the late JD Salinger is up for sale—for about $1,800 a word. It's a signed note to his maid written in 1989, which the online company History for Sale has up on eBay for $50,000, reports the Concord Monitor . "Dear...

JD Salinger Liked Burger King, Niagara Falls

Letters reveal a more ordinary side to late author

(Newser) - Newly unveiled correspondence has revealed another side to late author JD Salinger, the Guardian reports. Salinger, widely considered a prickly recluse, is revealed over 50 letters to be surprisingly ordinary—the Catcher in the Rye scribe expresses his appreciation for tennis star Tim Henman and writes that he prefers Burger...

JD Salinger's Toilet For Sale on eBay

Memorabilia dealer wants $1M, but bring your best offers

(Newser) - JD Salinger fans, rejoice. Or cringe in horror, more likely. For a mere $1 million, you can buy the late author's toilet on eBay, reports the Raleigh News and Observer . The commode was used by Salinger at his home in Cornish, NH, where he spent more than 50 years living...

CNN, Fox News America's Most Trusted Sources

'New York Times' far down the list

(Newser) - Apparently cable news reigns supreme in America—and it's deeply partisan. In a new 60 Minutes / Vanity Fair poll, respondents named CNN and Fox News their most trusted news sources by a wide margin, with CNN in the No. 1 slot with 32% and Fox close behind with 29%....

How I Failed to Get Salinger's Final Book Into Print

All went well until Roger Lathbury talked to reporters

(Newser) - The publisher of a tiny independent press could hardly believe it when JD Salinger agreed to his request to publish Hapworth 16, 1924, Salinger's "great mystical not-quite-lost work." But as the publication date approached, Roger Lathbury made a fatal mistake. He recounts his misstep—and the joy of...

On the Page, Salinger Was Anything but Withdrawn
On the Page, Salinger Was Anything but Withdrawn

On the Page, Salinger Was Anything but Withdrawn

Remembering the writer, not the myth

(Newser) - The myth of JD Salinger the withdrawn man doesn't match Salinger the writer, Adam Gopnik writes. On the page, Salinger was charming, expansive, and relentlessly engaged with the world. "No American writer will ever have a more alert ear, a more attentive eye, or a more ardent heart,"...

JD Salinger Was No Recluse, Say Neighbors

He was a private man, but he also got around town

(Newser) - He may have been a hermit to the rest of the world, but JD Salinger's neighbors in Cornish, NH, know differently. He valued his privacy to be sure, but the man also got around. He liked the Dartmouth Bookstore in nearby Hanover, favored the Windsor Diner, and was a regular...

Eager Fans Await 'Secret Salinger Trove'

Author rumored to have kept stash of unpublished works

(Newser) - Fans who have long awaited Holden Caulfield's move from adolescence to retirement hope they'll soon be reading something new from JD Salinger. The author—whose last published book was in 1963—is widely believed to have kept a stack of finished, unpublished works in a safe in his New Hampshire...

JD Salinger: The 'Garbo of Letters'
 JD Salinger: 
 The 'Garbo 
 of Letters' 
first takes

JD Salinger: The 'Garbo of Letters'

Obituaries, tributes pouring in for late author

(Newser) - How to sum up the life of JD Salinger in a paragraph? Here's a sampling coming in from the wires:
  • Kyle Anderson, MTV : He's "the reclusive genius who crafted one of the most iconic and important pieces of youth fiction."
  • Charles McGrath, New York Times : "JD Salinger,

JD Salinger Dead at 91
 JD Salinger 
 Dead at 91 

JD Salinger Dead at 91

A host of new work could be published posthumously

(Newser) - JD Salinger, the legendary author, youth hero, and fugitive from fame whose The Catcher in the Rye shocked and inspired a world he increasingly shunned, has died. He was 91. His death could lead to the publication of some of the writing he has been working on since he stopped...

Judge People By Fave Author
 Judge People By Fave Author 

Judge People By Fave Author

Misfits like JD Salinger, smart geeks like JK Rowling ...

(Newser) - If you don’t want to waste the time really getting to know someone, just ask about his or her favorite author. That tells you all you need to know, Lauren Leto suggests, before running down the stereotypes:
  • JD Salinger: Kids who don’t fit in (duh).
  • Stephenie Meyer: People

Judge Backs Salinger, Blocks Catcher Sequel

Novel about Holden Caulfield can't be published in US

(Newser) - Another court triumph for JD Salinger: A federal judge has blocked the US publication of an unauthorized sequel to The Catcher in the Rye. The judge, who had issued a temporary restraining order last month, issued a more permanent injunction against the novel by Swedish author Fredrik Colting, reports the ...

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