THE CATCHER IN THE RYE: THE OSSENBURGER AD

THE CATCHER IN THE RYE: THE OSSENBURGER AD


2005, fictitious advertisement

Anonymous eBay buyer: "This newspaper clipping, apparently featuring an ad in a New York paper, was bought by a friend of mine at an ebay auction on January 4, 2005, for $ 502 (including postage). According to the seller it is "an original piece of J.D.Salinger memorabilia" which he claims he bought off Warren French, author of J.D.Salinger, Revisited . Frankly, I myself consider it a fake, not least of all because the seller's user name - "tompotty" - does not exactly inspire confidence, but still..." --- GERMAN: Anzeige eines Beerdigungsunternehmers in Salingers "Fänger im Roggen". - - - ENGLISH: Advertisement published by Ossenburger, an undertaker we get to know in "The Catcher in the Rye" by J.D. Salinger. - © Bernd Wahlbrinck

Bernd Wahlbrinck