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Five new J.D. Salinger titles will be published by 2020, authors claim


So maybe we will find out what happens to Holden Caulfield after all.

In Salinger, the new oral history of the Catcher in the Rye novelist, David Shields and Shane Salerno claim that the J.D. Salinger Literary Trust—controlled by Salinger’s wife Colleen and his son, Matthew—will release five new Salinger works between 2015 and 2020, all approved for publication by the author himself before his death in 2010. (Salerno also directed a new documentary about the reclusive writer that is due in theaters Sept. 6.) The new titles are:

—an anthology, The Family Glass, which will include the existing Glass family stories along with five new ones as well as a Glass family geneaology.

—a World War II novel inspired by Salinger’s enormously complicated relationship with his first wife, Sylvia, who may have been a Gestapo informant.

—a manual of the Hindu Vedanta religion, which Salinger followed for the last 50 years of his life.

—a novella based on Salinger’s own experiences that, according to the authors, “takes the form of a counterintelligence agent’s diary entries during World War II.”

—“a complete retooling” of Salinger’s unpublished Holden Caulfield story “The Last and Best of the Peter Pans,” which will be packaged with the existing Caulfield stories as well as new stories and The Catcher in the Rye, “creating a complete history of the Caulfield family.”

J.D. Salinger-inspired bill gets vetoed in New Hampshire

Matt Salinger, son of Catcher in the Rye author J.D. Salinger, is dismayed by the veto of a New Hampshire bill that would have given him the right to maintain his famously reclusive late father’s privacy, the Associated Press reports.

Salinger worked with lawmakers for the past two years to get the bill — which would have stated that the rights to control the commercial use of a person’s image and identity is inheritable — past the House and Senate. “I’m stunned and just hugely disappointed that Gov. (John) Lynch saw fit to veto something that was the result of thousands of hours of well-intentioned, diligent, bipartisan work,” he told the AP. READ FULL STORY

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