Sunday, June 28, 2009
60 YEARS LATER COMING THROUGH THE RYE by J.D.CALIFORNIA has been discouraged from existing by J.D. Salinger's lawyers. And Amazon.com won't sell it... Phooey. Holden Caufield is one of the annoying snot nosed whiners in literature. This is a character that needs a hobby.
Ah well. Fair game of parody law would allow the book to be published, as with the book DONE BEEN GONE WITH THE WIND, telling that GONE WITH THE WIND tale from the viewpoint of a slave. Margaret Michell's estate sued. They lost.
Likewise many years back, Leonard Bernstein sued Mad Magazine for parodies to WEST SIDE STORY. The squabble reached the Supreme Court, which said in a ruling that "Leonard Bernstein does not own iambic pentameter."
Friday, June 05, 2009
BUCKWHEAT FLORIDA Jr. did nothing to contribute to this on line 'zine. I was wondering if anyone would google up the name to see if any information could be obtained by or about him.
I recently make some sort of promise to myself to purchase fewer books. Read the ones that haven't been cracked open, scanner with my eyes and information downloaded into my neurons. The spell lasted only briefly. I saw a small news item in the New York Daily news. J. D. Salinger threatens a lawsuit over a book. Ah, I thought, cool. What is it?
Seems someone wrote a book titled 60 YEARS LATER COMING THROUGH THE RYE. By one J. D. California. "It's a complete rip off," said Salinger's lawyer.
Cool, I thought. And ordered it from Amazon.com. It has already been published in England. It can be ordered from the states through a broker.
I've always found CATCHER IN THE RYE to be annoying. Reading about immaturity can only go so far. From Salinger's reactions over the years about his own little world, maybe he hasn't grown up much either. Cranky in old people is immaturity, yes?