The Mystic in the Rye

8 03 2010

Louis A. Ruprecht has written a very worthwhile piece on the spirituality in Salinger’s work. You can find it here. Provides some (to me) new insights, such as:

Franny and Zooey is a play on some important Greek words, meaning something like “mind and life,” or “thinking and living.” The point is not to let the thinking trump the living. Zooey, the living, helps Franny, the thinking, find her peace.

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