Thursday, June 11, 2009
J.D. Salinger vs. Resurrected Caulfield
Reclusive author J.D. Salinger, now 90, has emerged from the shadows to attempt to stop the publication of an unauthorized sequel to his classic novel The Catcher in the Rye. An author writing under the nom de plume "J.D. California" has penned 60 Years Later: Coming Through the Rye, which features "Mr. C," presumably Holden Caulfield, the resurrected slacker protagonist of the earlier work. The sequel has already been published in Britain. Salinger has filed a lawsuit to keep 60 Years Later from going to press here in the U.S.