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Read “Three Stories” by JD Salinger – Previously Unpublished Shorts were sold via an site auction and then later uploaded as a PDF. In what is quite possibly going to prove to be one of the most famous examples of ebook piracy, an apparent leak of three of JD Salinger's. aware, a leak of J.D. Salinger's heretofore unpublished “Three Stories” found its way to What. .. Has anyone transcribed it to e.g a pdf/epub?.
Glancing through the list of peers, a fair number are coming through proxies that. D, you wrote some godawful shite here - my nephew could have written a better story! I guess you never did properly mature as an author. I was hoping that your final works would be worth reading. Oh well, maybe in whatever passes for your next life, you've actually learned how to write. Since Salinger is dead, there is no moral reason to honor his wishes. He doesn't care -- he's dead.
Considering that the projected release date is in , perhaps he doesn't expect to be alive when it finally happens. He can either grab it while it's available or never read it at all. I could see it being a problem if he were alive: But he's been dead for years, so I'm having trouble seeing the harm here. I would say yes — if I a person does not want their work to be published and I will stand on this issue on principle.
The man did not want his works to be published at this time. I can think of other cases where diarist who things that they did not to be released until ALL affected parties were dead which may not be until decades after the person has died. If a person does not want their work published now it should not be forced. It is the right thing to do.
I would have to say no to that. But these works are available in a reading room. So issues of privacy or needing to protect some IP are moot. Its totally an issue of distribution rights. Not that these shouldn't be addressed.
But in a world where mass publication is starting to look a lot different than Salinger ever conceived of, how can we determine his intent?
Perhaps he didn't want some heirs to profit from his works, in which case Bittorrent distribution might have been perfectly OK with him. People who write for themselves or for some imaginary future audience write differently for public consumption.
Some people are more open in privacy then in the spotlight. They tend to be more frank, expressing concerns, and exploring odd alleys of thought. If someone doesn't want their work published they shouldn't put it on paper. It's really that simple. The evil that men do lives after them;. Mark Anthony is dead, so he doesn't get to control who says that line. I love this socialist half-paradise, where Wall Street profits are privatized, gigantic losses from gambling with people's deposits are publicly insured, and intellectual works are treated like a turkey thrown into a pit filled with hyenas.
I love your graphic description, but you should get your concepts straight. Wall Street wouldn't have existed in a Socialist state, and they would have been more likely to socialise than privatise. He put words on paper, so fuck him. They stopped belonging to him when they saw the light of day. I haven't read it yet but what if he is a time traveller?!?!? And he wrote about his secret in this story?!???!!!
And its somehow important to his timeline that noone know until ???!!!!???!
Did anyone think of that?? Oh, he's dead? Then why the fuck should he care? Oh, his kids or whoever inherited the "rights" to it? Why the fuck should they have any rights to it in the first place? What rights do the kids of the architect designing my house have, what's their say when I decide to tear down part of it and remodel it? What do you mean, not even the architect himself has no say?
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What's the difference between an author, painter or composer and an architect, bricklaye. This notion really needs more attention that it gets. Copyright law is a ruinous no-man's-land whose primary function is to denude the public domain of anything that some publisher might squeeze value out of, when it was intended to do quite the opposite. I'm not sure why, if I am not due a share of my grandfather's income as "royalties" for his farm or factory work, I am somehow due a share of royalties for a boo.
I don't follow you. First of all, privatizing profits while publicly insuring profits isn't socialism socialism has its own problem. Second, copyright is primarily a tool by which corporations monopolize intellectual works in near perpetuity; that's essentially the same problem as the first one.
Salinger should have gotten years of copyright, and afterwards his works should have fallen into the public domain and become an integral part of our culture.
Instead, you still can't even get his works in e-. I'm sorry, once he was dead all bets are off, despite what the ridiculous copyright laws say. Laws that lock up works for nearly a century after someone dies is a fucking joke. The people shouldn't have to wait years for content to enter the public domain. If his heirs want money they can get up off their asses and get a job like everyone else. What makes you think his wishes aren't being respected?
Dead guy makes a lot of crazy rules just to read a few writings? Maybe he wanted us to break those rules. How did this paper book's publishers get a copy of the story? They seem to have put out an unauthorized limited-edition run of 25 copies in , but from what source?
First, become a famous author. Second, create a manuscript on paper Third, donate that manuscript to a library, where they'll store it in a rare book room with all the other books that can't be replaced if lost or damaged. As a foreigner, I'd never heard of Salinger or Catcher in the Rye.
When I first made it to the US, my friend gave me the book: I was underwhelmed and to this day still do not understand what all the fuss is about.
A story about a whiney teenager with too much money for his own good? This describe America pretty well to me!!! It's not my favorite book either but I think if that's your take away from the book then you missed the point of it. It's a criticism of several facets of American society.
Use google or wikipedia for better detailed literary analysis than I can do. Screw that. You can actually hire someone to provide you with a customized literary analysis of the book. I believe they charge 75 dollars a page, more if there's a deadline. Some offer a guarantee of quality, but such things are always subjective.
Read some other novels from the 's and you will see how different it is from other books of the time. Yes compared to current novels it is somewhat underwhelming but compared to its contemporaries it is something completely new. And what if I don't like the whole genre? I am not saying that growing up is easy, but hundreds of pages of pointless self pity are not going to help, are they?
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We need somebody famous and who isn't an intellectual and doesn't have any credentials but with no pretensions someone like a Letterman or a Foxworthy to speak out in a voice that will be heard and tell everyone the obvious: Because they're popular celebrities every one will take their opinions as truth. I suppose you have to see it in its historical context. I read a British classic called Tess of the D'urbervilles at school.
The characters were thin and stereotypical, and the whole thing was contrived. Even so I could at least understand how it was interesting as a historical artefact. The Scarlet Letter isn't very much better, and lest I pick exclusively on American authors, I'll throw War and Peace into the mix as well, though I suppose maybe it's better in the original Russian. I've asked some Russian coworkers about War and Peace, and their opinion seemed to be that it was bourgeois crap; they much preferred Pushkin.
The Scarlet Letter is more of a literary s version of a chick flick, so that's a lot of barriers to overcome for enjoyment. I've never read Of Mice and Men, but the story as portrayed in the movie was quite good in my opinion. I could see the writing being crap but to me the story is what is most important.
Take the Lord of the Rings for example, I remember the language and style of the Fellowship in particular being awkward and simplistic. But the story and world it creates and relays is still amazing in my mind. War and Peace though struck me as good writing but had a plot that was almost impenatrable. Because of the Russian us.
We need somebody famous but with no pretensions someone like a Letterman or a Foxworthy to speak out in a voice that will be heard and tell everyone the obvious: Updike did just that in A Month of Sundays.
Hilariously written, exposes the hypocracy and doublethink that is so rampant in American society, and in particular the right-wing clergy of this country, and very well written. People either love it or hate it More specifically, literary criticism. Especially criticism as dictated by someone that thinks Jeff Foxworthy lacks pretension or that his opinion on literary criticism matters, thinks that the bible is 'grossly underrated' wrong both in estimating it's current impact and what it deserves and used the term 'butt naked' it's BUCK naked, FYI.
Let me guess: No offense intended but I think its very possible as a foreigner you might not be able to really get it. Its like students today don't seem to get as excited about it as people who read it 20 years ago or more did.
Catcher and more specifically Holden's experience everyone so identifies with have a lot to do with him facing the reality of life in mid century America in contrast to what he'd been told to except. That is why he is always up in arms about phonies. The less our nation looks like that less p. I am a foreigner too, and I read it in Russia soon after USSR fall, and I knew about this book years earlier, just could not obtain it. After that, I read everything I could get by Salinger.
Original book was stolen from me by fellow college mate, who was afraid he won't be able to obtain it otherwise years later, we both laughed about it. This book is fascinating, man. And if you do not understand why - do not worry. Some people never get what is so special about Van Gogh either, so you are not unique.
No, I had to look it up too. Apparently it is about teenage rebellion and was published in , at a time just before being a teenager was seen as something different that deserved a name for itself; as far as I remember, the term "teenager" is relatively new, and the idea that teenagers would reject the ideas of their parents was surprising, to say the least.
On that background, perhaps it isn't surprising that it was a powerful book at the time, but I feel the subject is somewhat dated now. The "youth re.
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No way, god damn it. I think "The Catcher in the goddamn Rye" is one of the best goddamn books there is. Hell, I think it even won a few o' them fancy goddamn awards, but I can't remember their goddamn names. Personally, I think Salinger's best, and most accessible, work is "Nine Stories".
Have a go at that, if you are interested. Different strokes for different folks: After I graduated, I moved to a Nordic country and with more disposable income, bought all his published works in English - and devoured them! I've thought the same of many "classics". I stuck to the famous authors Dickens, etc. Sorry, but even Shakespeare - it's a load of shite. It may have been ground-breaking in its day, but it's almost impossible to read in context nowadays and not that fulfilling even once you have.
Why we still teach kids it, I have no idea. The secret to Catcher in the Rye is reading it when you are a whiny teenager full of your own angst and immaturity and bursting with ego. I'll agree it might not deserve its place of regard near the apex of American literature but it certainly isn't crap.
Maybe it no longer should be one of the five or six books we determinedly cram down every high schoolers throat anymore but someone seriously interested in American literature still needs to pay it a visit for certain. It was a work of avaunt guard art in its day. There really was little in the way of "modern" coming of age works at the time, and nobody had done a novel length narrative in.
Just like Heinlein's Stranger in a Strange Land today is a good read but not that special. But back in when it came out, holy fuck!
Funny that I don't see anyone talk about the stories themselves, just the news surrounding their acquisition Is there some radical content in these stories, something of super-human insight or intelligence, that was supposed to be locked away for a good reason?
Really - they suck. As stand alone stories, they are worthless. If you actually know something about Salinger, and his life, then the stories might mean something.
First story: Took him home, he died, end of story. Incredibly, the uploader or someone connected to the uploader bought an unauthorized copy on site for a pittance. One presumes then that although this stuff is now kept under lock and key, it wasn't always so carefully protected?
Or someone with a perfect photographic memory read it and reproduced it word for word. It could happen Back in the days of Shakespeare, rival publishers used to print "scripts" of the plays based on what they could recall from having seen the plays.
They were of course wildly inaccurate, with entirely different text.
Since the book's leak, fans have been torn by the choice of whether or not to read it, against Salinger's wishes, or to avoid it, in honor of his request.
Found Date found: Sep '13 Found by: Retrieved 18 Jan ' Retrieved from " https: Found media Historic. MediaWiki spam blocked by CleanTalk.Kenneth gets extremely upset by this and wants to leave. While she doesn't want to see her son be a soldier, she will open fire on him before he's ever in uniform. If you actually know something about Salinger, and his life, then the stories might mean something. After his swim, as Kenneth is just about out of the water, he is struck down by a terrific wave.
This discussion has been archived. It may have been ground-breaking in its day, but it's almost impossible to read in context nowadays and not that fulfilling even once you have. Yes compared to current novels it is somewhat underwhelming but compared to its contemporaries it is something completely new.