Report: Unpublished J.D. Salinger stories leak online

“Literary circles were abuzz after three previously unpublished short stories by American author J.D. Salinger showed up on the Internet this week.

“Salinger was known to fiercely guard his writings and only allowed a relatively small number to be published before his death in 2010 at age 91.”

Is it unethical to release these stories? Does the author’s intent matter after he’s died? What if they’re great pieces of art? Once leaked, is it unethical to read them if the author never intended them to be read?

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