06/07/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

J.D. Salinger's 'Hapworth': How A Small Publisher Blew His Opportunity To Publish The Legend

The first letter I got from J.D. Salinger was very short. It was 1988, and I had written to him with a proposal: I wanted my tiny publishing house, Orchises Press, to publish his novella "Hapworth 16, 1924." And Salinger himself had improbably replied, saying that he would consider it.

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