According to his son, Matt, four of the author’s best-known novels will be published as e-books this week for the first time. When publisher Little, Brown releases The Catcher in the Rye, Nine Stories, Franny and Zooey and Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour: An Introduction, it’ll mark “the last chip to fall” among paper-only classic works, according to one Little, Brown executive.
What would the author say? Matt Salinger says his famously reclusive father, who died in 2010 at age 91, hated the internet, but would’ve also lamented the prospect of people not having access to his work.
Read OZY’s Flashback about Salinger’s track record as a parent.