Salinger sequel author to appeal

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A Swedish author who has written a sequel to The Catcher in the Rye is carrying his fight to publish the work to a higher court.

Fredrik Colting asked a federal appeals court in Manhattan on Thursday to reverse a lower court ruling that prevented him publishing the book.

Colting claims his 60 Years Later; Coming Through the Rye is a commentary on J.D. Salinger's perennial bestseller about adolescent angst.

"Colting is not a pirate," his lawyers wrote in the appeals claim. The new book uses "only the minimum amount of copyrighted material necessary to make his criticism and commentary," they said.

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