J.D. Salinger, the beloved author best known for his works The Liberal Arts Graduate’s Ukelele, and The Wes Anderson Oeuvre, is rumored to have left instruction to publish five more books after his death, a new documentary claims. The film Salinger, it’s being reported, has confirmation from two sources close to the late author who say they could begin arriving in 2015.
One collection, to be called “The Family Glass,” would add five new stories to an assembly of previously published stories about the fictional Glass family, which figured in Mr. Salinger’s “Franny and Zooey” and elsewhere, according to the claims, which surfaced in interviews and previews of the documentary and book last week.
Another would include a retooled version of a publicly known but unpublished tale, “The Last and Best of the Peter Pans,” which is to be collected with new stories and existing work about the fictional Caulfields, including “Catcher in the Rye.”
Directed by Shane Salerno, the film will be released by the Weinstein Company on September 5. The news brings to mind something Salinger once said: “I am a kind of paranoid in reverse. I suspect people of plotting to make me happy.”