This just in – Salinger wins

Chalk up another victory for the reclusive J.D. Salinger.

A federal judge has banned US publication of the book, 60 Years Later: Coming Through the Rye, by Swedish author Fredrik Colting. The book contains a 76-year-old version of Holden Caulfield, the protagonist of Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye. Colting’s book was not considered parody, as his lawyers had argued, therefore it is considered copyright infringement.

Litigation could drag on for months or years.

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