By J.D. Salinger
Untitled or "Paula" (1941)
The untitled manuscript on the Ransom heart is much less a narrative than a chain of scenes now not but sewn jointly. even if this can be a few kind of Salinger's misplaced tale "Paula" is natural hypothesis. although, in a letter dated October 31 (1941), Salinger states that he's "finishing a horror tale (my first and final) referred to as 'Mrs. Hincher.' " definitely a connection with the tale defined the following, Salinger's letter dates its of entirety to past due 1941 or early 1942.
"The Ocean packed with Bowling Balls" is essentially considered as the best of Salinger's unpublished works. without needing had the chance to revue all the author's unpublished fabrics, it's demanding to visualize a extra very important paintings between them
"Birthday Boy" (1946?)
The brief tale "Birthday Boy" is observed by way of a letter from Salinger to John Woodburn which refers to "both units of proofs". even though undated, the letter most likely dates to 1951, the yr that Woodburn released The Catcher within the Rye. although, it is also most likely that the letter doesn't reference Catcher, yet a brief tale despatched to placate the editor as an alternative. Salinger's courting with Woodburn used to be short and just a little strange.