Friday, June 5, 2009

Phony Baloney on Rye

J.D. Salinger has emerged from self-imposed obscurity to sue everyone involved in publishing 60 Years Later: Coming Through the Rye, an unauthorized sequel to his classic The Catcher in the Rye. Can you imagine how that filing reads?

"With regard to the following:
The book;
The author;
The author's pseudonym;
The agent;
The publisher;
The editor;
The copyeditor;
The distributor;
The guy who did the cover art
the Plaintiff contends that they're all a bunch of goddam phonies."

Over on my other blog, Classics Rock!, I've got a roundup of songs that reference The Catcher in the Rye (by Green Day, Guns N' Roses, and many others) that somehow dodged the Salinger litigation bullet.

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