J.D. Salinger, Hindu Mysticism, And World War II

Ron Rosenbaum considers the reclusive author’s decades of correspondence with the swamis at the Ramakrishna-Vivekananda Center and what those letters might tell us about all the late-life writing Salinger kept hidden. Then Rosenbaum begins a campaign for Salinger’s estate to tell us something about that work. (Hey, it worked when he did it for Nabokov.)