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Salinger at Princeton – Part 2

For the most dedicated Salingerites, much of the material in the collection is familiar, available in old copies of literary magazines from the 40’s – never republished, but nonetheless out there. However, the real jewels of the collection are the typewritten manuscripts for several unpublished works, including the legendary ‘The Ocean Full of Bowling Balls.’ […]

Rare Books and Manuscripts library at Princeton University

Salinger At Princeton – Part 1

Last year I made an unusual pilgrimage. I flew from Chicago to New York, took the train from Penn Station to Princeton Junction, and walked to a seemingly mundane destination: an inconspicuous reading room in the Firestone Library at Princeton University. I had come to read the fabled ‘lost’ J. D. Salinger short stories: unpublished […]