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http://www.breitbart.com/article.ph...&show_article=1
  
Chance
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 Posted January 28th, 2010 01:43 PM   IP              
Wow. Now the floodgates open.
   
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Now the floodgates open.


Maybe. I'm not holding my breath on it, though.
  
Jeff Mason
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 Posted January 28th, 2010 01:49 PM   IP              
Unless he put in his will that his writings be destroyed at his death. Mary Pickford ALMOST did that with her films.
   
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Unless he put in his will that his writings be destroyed at his death.

Yeah, and unless his kids (or heirs) just feel like keeping it all private.
  
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 Posted January 28th, 2010 02:07 PM   IP              
Another pillar of American literature gone, and it is sad naturally. Strangely, only last week I saw a French movie (Dans Paris) loosely framed around Franny and Zooey's plot. I was very lucky too that when I gave Catcher in the Rye to my son about 4 years ago, he demanded that I read it again straight after him so that we could discuss it, a practice that he has always loved since - sadly I don't always have the time to read all the stuff he reads. Ergo, I do owe quite a lot to Salinger for giving this extra bond with sonny boy, the great great P.J. :-)
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 Posted January 28th, 2010 02:09 PM   IP              
Drag. Wonder who his executors are and how this will all play out. Hopefully, they'll ignore him and print everything.
  
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 Posted January 28th, 2010 03:36 PM   IP              
Or maybe Jerry Lewis can finally screw up the film adaptation of Catcher?
  
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Or maybe Jerry Lewis can finally screw up the film adaptation of Catcher?


He has to release HIS lost work first, though.
   
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 Posted January 28th, 2010 06:00 PM   IP              
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Unless he put in his will that his writings be destroyed at his death.
That, of course, never fails. As Nabokov would attest, if he could.

yes.
   
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 Posted January 28th, 2010 07:55 PM   IP              
These amazing transcriptions of Salinger's "lost" writings aren't my work, but somebody sure devoted a lot of love, sweat and patience in typing up over 220 pages of text for no gain other than to share 'em with the world. They were passed on to me years ago by someone on the old Heewack board (anyone remember that?!). Printing instructions are included. My guess is that this stuff, at least, will eventually see the light of day, given that at one point in time, Salinger saw fit to print them (the early stories, writings for his college weekly, etc.) We'll see.

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All writings have been faithfully edited from copies of the original or reprinted texts. All italics, speling punctuation and grammar is as it originally appears in the original or reprinted texts and can be changed if you so desire. Paragraphs are not indented, but can be if you so desire.

Lend this to a friend and fellow lover of Salinger’s writing as the Train Wreck Recluse version. At time of this project, J. D. Salinger is 83 years old and still alive, well and reportedly writing, to be sure. “Hapworth 16, 1924” has not yet been distributed by Orchises Press, though November 2002 is the latest known possible release date. There are 2,828 commas in “Hapworth 16, 1924.”


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  • The Varioni Brothers
  • Both Parties Concerned
  • Soft-Boiled Sergeant
  • Last Day Of The Last Furlough
  • Once A Week Won’t Kill You
  • A Boy In France
  • Elaine
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  • The Stranger
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  • A Young Girl In 1941 With No Waist At All
  • The Inverted Forest
  • A Girl I Knew
  • Blue Melody
Hapworth 16, 1924
  • Hapworth 16, 1924
  • Rare Salinger (Misc. writings)
   
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 Posted January 28th, 2010 09:58 PM   IP              
that was me, chance. not afraid to say!

i mean, not the guy from the heewack board, i don't think. was it green, and there was some guy named lee there, or something? maybe it was me! don't know what my handle woulda been.

but what i meant was, i was the guy with all the patience and nice stuff you said that put this thing together. master transcriptionist, 100% faithful to every exacting letter and detail...see my most recent transcription of "poontang" by the undisputed truth!

back in the early 2000's, the versions you'd find on the internet were pathetic. no italics, first of all, is a sin. salinger was all about italics. some stories you'd find online had completely missing passages! i was in so deep i even made sure every little typo from the original magazine version made its way into the text. there are no mistakes. that's how it was originally published!

and the original physical paper bootlegs were way too expensive. $800 bux or more in most cases. so i decided to DIM.

if i had a picture of my elbow i'd be able to show you why i called it the "train wreck recluse" edition.

these were posted on a hungarian website for years, i had made friends with the webmaster who was a huge salinger fan, and he thought they were done too well to not risk getting sued. after umpthousand letters from phyllis westberg, i think he did eventually dump them. by now though, they should be everywhere they need to be.

salinger didn't like these stories enough to anthologize them. but he didn't want them wiped off the face of the earth. he wanted you to go find them if you wanted to, like easter eggs.

and now you've found them!

RIP mr. salinger. i know that you're alive and well.




(Edited by andy rooney)
  
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 Posted January 28th, 2010 11:16 PM   IP              
Holy shit, Andy!!! It blows my mind to think you were behind this! Small world. And a world class act of devotion and generosity, you are the Dr. Ebbetts of the literary world. I can't believe you did it all yourself, I always assumed it was a team of people pooling resources and spreading the work out among themselves. Incredible.

Funny, of all the computer files I have lost over the last - what? eight years? - all the hard-drive crashes, all the viruses, all the misfortune that's basically wiped out everything I had at one time or another, I always managed to have a safely backed up copy of these Salinger files somewhere. I honestly treasured them, luck was with me.

Lee Paxton, that was the guy on the green board. Haven't thought of that name in ages. I believe I got the files from a guy named Mike. 'Zat you??
   
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 Posted January 28th, 2010 11:49 PM   IP              
RIP
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These amazing transcriptions of Salinger's "lost" writings aren't my work, but somebody sure devoted a lot of love, sweat and patience in typing up over 220 pages of text for no gain other than to share 'em with the world.


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that was me, chance. not afraid to say!


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Holy shit, Andy!!! It blows my mind to think you were behind this!


Geez, that's amazing, what would the more spiritually oriented Glass family members conclude about this sort of thing?
  
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 Posted January 29th, 2010 12:09 AM   IP              
Not at all a bad write-up; I refuse to believe this is a completely accurate quote, though:

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None of these antics altered Salinger’s literary reputation, best summed up by the novelist and short story writer Eudora Welty: “From the outside his stories are often very funny; inside, they are about heartbreak, and convey it; they can do this because they are pure.”

Just doesn't seem possible that Eudora Welty would use two semi-colons in the same sentence.
  
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 Posted January 29th, 2010 03:06 AM   IP              
I feel like an asshole today, because Catcher was one of those books in high school I only read half of before stopping (meaning I just guessed on those questions on the book test in class...). At the time, I was a cocky-assed teenager who thought I was a lot more mature than I really was and didn't appreciate being represented by a whiny punk like Holden. Looking back on it, that book was actually a lot more spot-on than I cared to admit at the time. I think I probably hated it because I subconsciously knew it was cutting too close to the bone. Sad to admit it, but I never finished it at the time it probably would have meant the most to me had I been more perceptive to it. To this day, I have no idea how the book ends.
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halleluwah wrote:To this day, I have no idea how the book ends.


The butler did it.
  
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 Posted January 29th, 2010 09:16 AM   IP              
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The butler did it.


Ha ha, I came so close to putting up that exact response.
  
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 Posted January 29th, 2010 09:28 AM   IP              
Of course, in a book like Catcher in the Rye, the followup question would be "with whom?".....
   
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But with his father determined that he should not be an actor, and his mother, as he saw it, overprotective, in 1934 he entered Valley Forge Military Academy, Pennsylvania. He spent two years there, graduating in 1936. While there he edited the academy’s yearbook Crossed Sabres. More important, in this robust and not wholly congenial ambience he began writing short stories.


i have a copy of his yearbook from valley forge. he wrote a song/poem type thing in there, which sounds very holdeny if you imagine it being written half sarcastickly, half genuinely. he was the "literary editor" meaning most all the captions and funny stuff about his fellow classmates was written by him, and in most cases it's hard not to tell. really, his first published writings. no evidence he was on the fencing team though.

  
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 Posted January 29th, 2010 09:57 AM   IP              
Wow, Rooney, I had no idea, but you must a Salinger scholar of sorts.
   
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Rooney, you are the sound of one hand clapping.
  
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 Posted January 29th, 2010 10:15 AM   IP              
all my research and items i've picked up here and there caught the ear of a fellow salinger lover who had the passion and patience to start writing a definitive bio on salinger, one that is not gossipy and that doesn't trash salinger as some weird pee drinking little kid lover who hated his own kids.

book started a few years ago, should be out spring this year. we've found items that will blow people away! previously unknown and detailed ww2 experience will change a lot of perceptions about salinger on a dime. given his experiences there, his reaction to society is about the most sane reaction you could think of.
  
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book started a few years ago, should be out spring this year. we've found items that will blow people away! previously unknown and detailed ww2 experience will change a lot of perceptions about salinger on a dime. given his experiences there, his reaction to society is about the most sane reaction you could think of.


Just....wow. Post updates when applicable, please.
  
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 Posted January 29th, 2010 11:53 AM   IP              
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Just....wow. Post updates when applicable, please.


Seconded, amazing research there Andy.

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 Posted January 29th, 2010 12:33 PM   IP              
well, i had a lot of stuff and knew only what i'd read. my friend writing this new book found out tons more stuff than what i knew about (which i thought would be impossible), and took the time to write it all down, and in a fashion that is pleasing to the mind's ear to read, all the while having a really unique voice as a biographer. i'll give myself a 1% spark, but he gets the other 99%. i've gotten to read a majority of the chapters, and they're done so, so well. it will ultimately blow away any previous biography. and any future bios to come will have little alternative but to draw from it. definitive is the word. i can't wait to have a copy in my hands to pore through.
  
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 Posted January 29th, 2010 12:45 PM   IP              
Fucking AWESOME, Andy. Holy shit, I'm really excited for you and this amazing sounding project. I must say, however, I ain't buyin' it if you ain't signing it for me.
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i seriously didn't do shit regarding this new bio except cheerlead.

well, i did find a previously unknown poem that salinger wrote in a poetry class he took at columbia.

but i'm not sure that it will be allowed to be reprinted in the book.....we'll see.

seriously, i transcribed the train wreck recluse version of 22 stories (21 stories is vol. 1, hapworth and miscellany is vol. 2, see links from chance above if you'd like to read early salinger, about as good as fitzgerald's worst, which isn't that bad really), but that's it.
  
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 Posted January 29th, 2010 12:51 PM   IP              
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Fucking AWESOME, Andy. Holy shit, I'm really excited for you and this amazing sounding project. I must say, however, I ain't buyin' it if you ain't signing it for me.


Seconded. You up for a signing party of sorts?
   



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