Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Salinger Still Hates Phonies!

The Courthouse News Service reports, "Reclusive author J.D. Salinger claims a man writing under the name of J.D. California is about to publish an unauthorized sequel of The Catcher in the Rye, violating Salinger's copyright in the novel and its main character, Holden Caulfield. Salinger also sued London-based Windupbird Publishing, Sweden-based Nicotext, and SCB Distributors, of Gardena, Calif. Salinger calls the new book 'a rip-off pure and simple.' [...] In his lawsuit, filed Monday, Salinger asks that publication of 60 Years Later: Coming Through the Rye be enjoined, and all copies destroyed."
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