New, Old Salinger Stories


Having realized the rights to three unpublished Salinger stories were unclaimed, small publisher Devault-Graves set about purchasing them. The stories were published earlier this week. But despite the fun of having a little more Salinger to read, some are unhappy with how the stories were released:

They’re more innocent, more trusting, but ultimately, and unfortunately, they’re not all that much to write home about. They do have a purpose, but that purpose would have been better served by treating these stories better. The proper thing would have been to put them in some sort of collection to show Salinger’s growth as a writer, and the changes in his life. But since the Trust set up to make sure things like that actually happened failed to do their job, this ebook is what we get.

This way for the rest.


Casey Dayan is a Rumpus intern and musician. He is finishing up his undergraduate studies in literature and anthropology at the University of California, Santa Cruz where he is working on a memoir and trying to one-up Jeff Buckley. Find his twitter here, @caseydayan. Find his band, “Moo,” here. More from this author →