Pirates on J.D. Salinger's Ocean
November 28, 2013 6:05 AM Subscribe
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"Three unpublished works by J.D. Salinger
, including The Ocean Full of Bowling Balls
, have been leaked online after showing up in an eBay auction.
Birthday Boy, Paula, and the aforementioned Ocean are three short stories that form part of a larger collection of Salinger works that was never published."
Yesterday the stories were uploaded as a PDF to the exclusive private BitTorrent tracker What.cd
, which reportedly offered a 1TB-6TB download credit bounty for "The Ocean Full of Bowling Balls" by itself.
The other two stories, "Birthday Boy" and "Paula," are also available at University of Texas' Ransom Center
, and have been confirmed as authentic copies
by Salinger scholar Kenneth Slawenski.
Before now, "The Ocean Full of Bowling Balls" was only available to read in person under supervision at Princeton University's
Firestone Library: "Firestone’s unpublished, 18-page carbon copy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
has strict rules
for interested readers: "Visitors get copies, not originals.
You have to wash your hands when you arrive. No photocopying; no cameras; no laptops; no pens."