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by liz bury
A STORY told from the perspective of The Catcher In The Rye’s Holden Caulfield and more tales of Seymour Glass – from the Glass family featured in the immensely popular A Perfect Day For Bananafish – will appear in new J.D. Salinger (pic) books to be published posthumously, according to the makers of a documentary on the famously reclusive American author who died in 2010.
The five new books, expected between 2015 and 2020, include a 1962 short story featuring Caulfield, and A World War II Love Story, based on Salinger’s brief marriage to Sylvia, a Nazi collaborator, the filmmakers revealed at the premiere of Salinger, at Colorado’s Telluride film festival last month.
The other new works include A Counterintelligence Agent’s Diary, based on the writer’s experience interrogating prisoners during the second world war, and A Religious Manual, about Salinger’s relationship with Advaita Vedanta Hinduism.
Salinger won critical acclaim early in life with his bestselling Catcher In The Rye in 1951 after publishing well-received short stories in The New Yorker magazine.
Holden Caulfield, the protagonist in Catcher, has come to symbolise teenage alieanation and rebellion and the book remains popular today, still selling hundreds of thousands of copies every year.
Salinger last published an original work in 1965 and gave his last interview in 1980. – Guardian News & Media
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