Ian Hamilton was a poet, editor and biographer. His books include A Gift Imprisoned: The Poetic Life of Matthew Arnold and Keepers of the Flame: Literary Estates and the Rise of Biography. He edited the Penguin Book of Twentieth Century Essays.
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J. D. Salinger versus Random House, Inc.
‘In New York, Salinger was required to formalize his accusations. In his affidavit, he described himself as an “author of some renown” who had “elected, for personal reasons, to leave the public spotlight entirely”.’