JD Salinger: Kind of a Huge Prick, Actually

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06/03/2009 2:48 PM |

salinger.jpgJD Salinger has just filed suit to stop publication of a supposed Catcher in the Rye sequel called 60 Years Later: Coming Through the Rye. It’s the work of an unknown first-time author going by the pseudonym “JD California”, and to be published by a new house called “Windupbird Publishing”.

This book, which apparently does exist despite its fishy-sounding circumstances, can’t possibly be any good — I’m picturing a Scarlett for the slightly more pretentious. But, you know, still. For a person who wants no part of the world, JD Salinger is awfully particular about the place he and his work occupy in it. I am reminded of what an animated gangster once said to Bugs Bunny.

It is The L Magazine’s firm hope that JD Salinger will actually have to appear in court to justify his (frankly rather dubious when you consider the ethics and implications) claim of copyright infringement. If it comes to that, you know, Professor Irwin Corey is still alive…

3 Comment

  • Salinger–still alive? A lot of people don’t know that. I guess thats because he is confined to a cabin in vermont or something But yeah, he’s being a dick. Totally hypocritical of him to have this reclusive/better-than-the-world attitude and at the same time be self-conscious about his image. I’d be pissed too, though, the book he’s suing obviously blows. I wouldn’t want some asshole butchering my stuff either. JD’s a nut, but it’s understandable–every spoiled brat in every boarding school in the modern world not only reads that book but latches onto it in a really lame way. That must really freak him out. It would be really great, though, if he was forced to come out from his hole for a court date. I can see him now, age 90, in front of the court house telling giddy reporters to “get that fucking camera out of my face.”

  • “…every spoiled brat in every boarding school in the modern world not only reads that book but latches onto it in a really lame way.”

    This is nauseatingly true.

  • Salinger is truly being selfish – maybe this new book could have proven to be a new chapter in the legacy of The Catcher In The Rye . I would have liken to read this book but now thanks to Salinger I can’t , thanks prick