5 new J.D. Salinger-Books coming in 2015

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Ist ‘ne mittelschwere Sensation, die gestern abend noch rumging: Laut einer im September erscheinenden Dokumentation inklusive Buch soll J.D. Salinger (Fänger im Roggen) selbst an der posthumen Veröffentlichung seiner Manuskripte gearbeitet haben. Der Mann hatte mit dem Fänger einen der Coming-Of-Age-Klassiker geschrieben und sich nach ein paar Storys und Magazin-Veröffentlichungen beinahe vollständig aus dem öffentlichen Leben zurückgezogen, bis zu seinem Tod 2010 hatte er nur noch für sich selbst geschrieben – hatte man zumindest angenommen. Jetzt sollen ab 2015 gleich fünf neue Bücher von Salinger erscheinen, unter anderem mit neuen Storys von Holden Caulfield. Den Trailer zur Doku hatte ich im Juni schonmal gepostet, oben nochmal (und mir sieht der immer noch zu reißerisch aus).

According to new reports from The New York Times and the Associated Press, there will be new published works by the notoriously reclusive author starting in 2015. There are five new pieces in total, they involve some of Salinger’s most beloved characters, and this delayed schedule was Salinger’s plan. Before his death, Salinger instructed his estate as to when and how to release the works. The Times has the most detailed summation of the forthcoming stories:

One collection, to be called “The Family Glass,” would add five new stories to an assembly of previously published stories about the fictional Glass family, which figured in Mr. Salinger’s “Franny and Zooey” and elsewhere, according to the claims, which surfaced in interviews and previews of the documentary and book last week.

Another would include a retooled version of a publicly known but unpublished tale, “The Last and Best of the Peter Pans,” which is to be collected with new stories and existing work about the fictional Caulfields, including “Catcher in the Rye.” The new works are said to include a story-filled “manual” of the Vedanta religious philosophy, with which Mr. Salinger was deeply involved; a novel set during World War II and based on his first marriage; and a novella modeled on his own war experiences.

There Are Five New J.D. Salinger Books Coming