《麥田捕手》作者沙林傑經典全新面貌 推出電子書與讀者相見|J.D. Salinger’s books are finally going digital

照片攝於1月22日,新罕布夏大學展出一張過去不曾公開的沙林傑照片。「麥田捕手」作者的作品將以電子書形式重新與讀者見面,電子書將於八月十三日出版。| FILE - In a Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019 file photo, a previously unseen photo of author J.D. Salinger is displayed at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, N.H. ‘The Catcher in the Rye’ author is going digital. The electronic publication is happening Tuesday, August 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Holly Ramer, File)
照片攝於1月22日,新罕布夏大學展出一張過去不曾公開的沙林傑照片。「麥田捕手」作者的作品將以電子書形式重新與讀者見面,電子書將於八月十三日出版。| FILE - In a Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019 file photo, a previously unseen photo of author J.D. Salinger is displayed at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, N.H. ‘The Catcher in the Rye’ author is going digital. The electronic publication is happening Tuesday, August 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Holly Ramer, File)

【看英文中國郵報學英文】我們終於能以電子書閱讀沙林傑(J.D. Salinger)晚期的書籍了。

You’ll finally be able to catch the late J.D. Salinger’s books in digital format.

沙林傑的長期出版商「利特爾&布朗」(Little, Brown and Company)日前表示,包括麥田捕手在內的四部沙林傑經典著作將於週二出版電子書。這是首次沙林傑的全套書籍以電子書出版。

Longtime Salinger publisher Little, Brown and Company said all four of his works, including “The Catcher and the Rye,” will be made available as e-books Tuesday, marking the first time that the entirety of his published work will be available in digital format.

他的兒子麥特沙林傑(Matt Salinger)說道,之所以不再堅持僅以書本形式出版,是為了顧及有些讀者習慣使用電子書,且一些身障人士僅能透過電子書閱讀。

His son, Matt Salinger, said the digital holdout ended because many readers use e-books exclusively and some people with disabilities can only use them.

「我爸爸雖然喜愛印刷書籍所提供的閱讀體驗,但他更愛他的讀者,不論他們是否符合他心中理想讀者的模樣。」沙林傑的文學財產目前由麥特管理。

There were few things my father loved more than the full tactile experience of reading a printed book, but he may have loved his readers more — and not just the ‘ideal private reader’ he wrote about, but all his readers,” said Salinger, who helps oversee his father’s literary estate.

除了「麥田捕手」以外,這次電子書的出版還包括「九個故事」、「法蘭妮與卓依」、「抬高房梁,木匠們;西摩:小傳」等作品。

In addition to “The Catcher in the Rye,” the e-books include “Nine Stories,” ”Franny and Zooey,” and “Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour: An Introduction.”

電子書的出版將持續紀念作者百年誕辰並追憶他對文壇的貢獻。

The electronic publication continues a yearlong centennial celebration of author’s birth and his contributions to literature.

沙林傑於2010年逝世。往生前,他隱居在新罕布夏州,且很少透過媒體發言。他不再出版新書,更拒絕以電子書或其他形式再版舊書。

Salinger, who died in 2010, lived a reclusive life in cornish, New Hampshire, and rarely spoke to the media. He not only stopped releasing new work, but rejected any reissues or e-book editions.

然而,這一切很快就會改變。這次除了出版電子書之外,更推出新的封面設計以及新版套書。

But things are changing. In addition to the e-books, there have been new covers and a boxed edition.

麥特沙林傑提到,父親尚未出版的晚期作品也將問世。但他表示,新書的出版可能要等到幾年之後。

Matt Salinger also has said unpublished work by his late father will be coming out. But he said any publication of new works may be years away.