Talk:J. D. Salinger

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Unpublished[edit]

I'm adding some unpublished stories previously unavailable to the public. The sources include a scholar who compiled an extensive archive of Salinger's work as well as the location of the stories now. I see the last ones were reverted because of lack of sources. Interestingly, only two of the dozen or so published short stories (uncollected) have sources. Seems they've been up for awhile without issue. Jim Steele (talk) 01:01, 14 June 2010 (UTC)

The title you spitefully removed at least had an article, unlike the two you added which I removed. That title has now been restored, and the title you added has been properly formatted. Cheers! ---RepublicanJacobiteThe'FortyFive' 01:26, 14 June 2010 (UTC)
Hi. The article was not removed out of apite but following your logic--that is the stories I added were removed because of a lack of source, so should TOFOBB. Isn't protocol to tag an article needing sources rather than removing it? Just wondering. Because TOFOBB has neither, and the bulk of his uncollected short stories have no sources at all. I don't know what you mean by the fact that the stories I had up did not have an article. I created both in my sandbox before adding them. They looked like articles to me.Could certainly be a mistake on my part...Jim Steele (talk) 11:39, 14 June 2010 (UTC)
I will reserve comment on your perceptions. ---RepublicanJacobiteThe'FortyFive' 13:12, 14 June 2010 (UTC)
Actually, I'd appreciate the comments, if they would help my editing. I'm just going by your edit summary,not my perceptions, which said "unsourced" and didn't mention anything about a lack of title, as you mentioned above as the reason you reverted the edit. Thanks.Jim Steele (talk) 14:06, 14 June 2010 (UTC)
The fact that the TOFOBB article has no references is problematic---the article should get an unreferenced template stuck on it---but at least there is an article with some proof that the story is real. Titles without articles are worse, because no proof is offered that the story is real. Obviously, this is now moot as you have written the articles. Well done, too, I might add. ---RepublicanJacobiteThe'FortyFive' 14:31, 14 June 2010 (UTC)
Thanks for the input. I'm going to add The Last and Best of the Peter Pans to the "unpublished" section. I think that should be enough for that section. There's more stories--certainly--that the author wrote/sold but never published but TLABOTPP is an important one, seeing how there's inklings of other characters in The Catcher in the Rye. As usual, if the article needs any work (and knowing my job it's highly likely) then feel free to revise as needed (not that you'd my permission to do so). In the meantime, I'm going to be adding much-needed references to the author's other short stories. Jim Steele (talk) 23:10, 16 June 2010 (UTC)
Please note that the Shane Salerno documentary, now free for citation with its appearance, lists a number of unpublished works at its close, including some referenced here, and so can serve as a further source of this material. The documentary indicates two sources for the list it presents; <<http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/episodes/jd-salinger/film-salinger/2642/>>. LeProf — Preceding unsigned comment added by 50.179.245.225 (talk) 05:55, 22 January 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia and Salinger[edit]

I have a strong opinion that the J.D. Salinger page should NOT exist.

In high school, someone gave me a copy of Ian Hamilton's book, and I threw it away without reading a page.

I understand Wikipedia is a not-for profit site, one to which I donate money regularly.

Is nothing sacred? If Salinger was content to have been mostly anonymous while walking mud among the lillies of the field and we who would imitate had we the conscience, compassion, and discipline, & it would seem in the opinion of his daughter, mostly harmless, would we each not be better off to let him have the same now?

Who among us can control others, and who among us would willingly give up that control for the sake of courtesy? I can state I am convinced a J.D. Salinger Wiki-page should not exist. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 65.160.83.234 (talk) 15:25, 10 January 2013 (UTC)

Respectfully disagree. Just as WP policies apply to determine if a topic or individual is insufficiently noteworthy to recieve WP attention, they likewise apply to determine if they are sufficiently so. I believe there can be no question that JDS is sufficiently so, per WP policies, based on the wide publication of and interest in his work alone. Religious convictions of adherents can be argued as a basis for sensitivity in treatment (e.g., in treatments of the Prophet, in Islam), but not, I believe, for exclusion from coverage. With regard, LeProf. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 50.179.245.225 (talk) 05:52, 22 January 2014 (UTC)

Upcoming film (Salinger (film))[edit]

I tried to insert a reference to Salinger (film) into this article, but there didn't seem to be a great place to insert it where it wouldn't look awkward and out-of-place. --MZMcBride (talk) 19:47, 11 May 2013 (UTC)

Further information on B Eppes final interview, from Salerno documentary, and NYT and Eppes sources, added to clarify[edit]

The nature of the Eppes interview was clarified from these indicated sources, because it is from reliable sources and casts a somewhat different light on this last interview and set of pictures (from June 1980). As well, the contradictory attributions of the related Paris Review article are indicated and cited. LeProf— Preceding unsigned comment added by 50.179.245.225 (talkcontribs) 05:55, 22 January 2014 (UTC)