13th July 2024

Influence of ‘The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna’ on Salinger

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Salinger was a Jewish Catholic by birth, but as an adult he did not follow any of these family faiths. He practiced Zen Buddhism for several years during late 1940. Then in 1952 he read Joseph Campbell’s translation of The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, and became a follower of Advaita Vedanta Hinduism.

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