Spirituality in Salinger’s Writing

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With references to works such as Franny and Zooey, Uncle Wiggily Goes to Connecticut, and Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters,  J.D. Salinger’s spirituality and struggle to accept living in an imperfect world are are addressed in this film outtake from Salinger. Commentary on wisdom, balance, Zen, Buddhism and meditation in Salinger’s writing comes from writer David Shields (co-author of the book Salinger), actor Edward Norton, Bookworm radio host Michael Silverblatt and teacher Mark Howland.

Watch Film Outtake of Salinger

American Masters launches its 28th season with the series’ 200th episode: the exclusive director’s cut of Shane Salerno’s documentary, Salinger, premiering nationally Tuesday, January 21, 9-11:30 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) with 15 minutes of new material not seen in theaters.