Federal Judge Deborah Batts decided today that a Swedish author could not publish his follow-up to “The Catcher in the Rye.”
Earlier this month, the judge issued a temporary order blocking author Fredrik Colting from publishing “60 Years Later: Coming Through the Rye”–a novel revisiting characters from a classic J.D. Salinger novel. According to the AP Batts ultimately rejected two main claims by the defense, that the book was a parody and critique of Salinger’s original work.
Here’s more from the article: “[Batts noted that] Colting and his publishers made no indication before the lawsuit was filed that the book was meant as a parody or critique of Salinger’s work. ‘Quite to the contrary, the original jacket of ’60 Years’ states that it is ‘… a marvelous sequel to one of our most beloved classics,” the judge noted.”