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    Salinger responds to a fan's request for copies of his earlier works, " I don't recommend those old stories to anyone."

    J.D. Salinger Typed Letter Signed. TLS, "JDS- ", one page, 8.5" x 11", Hanover, N.H., December 17, 1975, to Marie Bouman. Salinger writes to Miss Bouman in response to her request for copies of the author's earlier unpublished works. In full: "Yes, there are a number of uncollected magazine stories of mine, most of them written twenty-five or thirty years ago. As far as I knew, the more sizable libraries, university and other, still keep them on file somewhere. That's about all I can tell you, really. I don't recommend those old stories to anyone." Accompanied by the original transmittal envelope and Miss Bouman's letter to Salinger, also a newspaper article about a pirated book, "The Complete Uncollected Short Stories of J.D. Salinger". American author, J.D. Salinger is best known for his first and most controversial novel The Catcher in the Rye. Written in 1951, the controversial novel became an immediate success and remains widely read today. With the usual mailing folds, paper is very clean save a few stray light stains well away from text and signature; otherwise near fine condition.

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