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        The Role of Vedanta Hinduism in Salinger’s Writing

        In the 1940s, J.D. Salinger began to live his life based on the tenets of Vedanta Hinduism. This series of videos from American Masters: Salinger explains the key teachings of Vedanta Hinduism and highlights the central role it played in Salinger’s life and writing.

         

        Influence of Vedanta Hinduism

        This video explains the key teachings of Vedanta Hinduism and how this school of Hinduism became a central concern of his writing.

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        The Glass Family

        This video shows how Salinger crafted the characters of the Glass family and reveals the tension between his real family and his fictional family as a result of his commitment to writing the Glass stories.

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