With the announcement of his death, fans of The Catcher in the Rye anxiously await the fate of J.D. Salinger’s literary estate. Firestone’s Department of Rare Books holds a small portion of the writer’s unpublished works:
The collection includes seven short stories from the 1940s, the most well-known of which is “The Ocean Full of Bowling Balls.” Firestone’s unpublished, 18-page carbon copy of the original typescript is a story about the death of Kenneth Caulfield, who appears as Holden Caulfield’s brother Allie in The Catcher in the Rye. The files also contain 36 letters from Salinger and copies of letters to him, according to Don Skemer, curator of manuscripts with the Department of Rare Books.
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