Catcher and Release

Eleven letters written by J.D. Salinger to his friend Michael Mitchell—who designed the iconic carousel cover for The Catcher in the Rye—have just been made public, reports The New York Times. The glimpses they offer into the writer’s secluded life are fascinating, but it’s hard to get past this tantalizing tidbit: “One 1966 letter,” says the Times, “refers to an accumulation of ‘ten, twelve years’ work’ that includes ‘two particular scripts — books really — that I’ve been hoarding at and picking at for years.'” We’re sure we’re not alone in crossing our fingers that this hopeful piece of news is anything but phony.

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