J. D. Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye was published on this day in 1951.
If one googles the terms “J. D. Salinger” and “Buddhism” quite a bit pops up.
Me, I’m not sure there’s all that much of either in his books.
And, I do think he was an important figure in establishing at least a mystique of Zen within our collective consciousness.
He provided a hint, a pointer to something many would eventually pursue at great or lesser depth.
A worth thing, I feel. And worth noticing…