Jerome David Salinger became an international star in 1951 with the publication of his first novel, The Catcher in the Rye. That stalwart of high school reading lists and angry young men’s bookshelves still sells a quarter million copies each year. Its rumored his Glass family stories inspired Wes Anderson and Owen Wilson to write The Royal Tennenbaums.
But now, the man who wanted the work to speak for itself is going under the microscope. Salinger a biography took eight years and over two hundred interviews. The writers claim Salinger has five unpublished manuscript, including one that features an adult Holden Caulfield. A documentary also called Salinger comes out September 6th.