Salinger is dead.
We'll say more later, when we aren't posting by phone. We'll be sure to mention the soul- killing domestication of his best book by well-intentioned schoolteachers. We'll also throw in some stunningly obscure references to German literature and the Captain America movie.
But for now, we are fixated on one tantalizing detail in the BBC obit: a giant safe said to contain 15 finished novels.
That is to say, the great majority of the works of a great American writer are about to be read for the first tim ever.