Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour: An Introduction

Mass Market Paperback | May 1, 1991

byJ.D. SalingerAs told byJ.d Salinger

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The author writes: The two long pieces in this book originally came out in The New Yorker ? RAISE HIGH THE ROOF BEAM, CARPENTERS in 1955, SEYMOUR ? An Introduction in 1959. Whatever their differences in mood or effect, they are both very much concerned with Seymour Glass, who is the main character in my still-uncompleted series about the Glass family. It struck me that they had better be collected together, if not deliberately paired off, in something of a hurry, if I mean them to avoid unduly or undesirably close contact with new material in the series. There is only my word for it, granted, but I have several new Glass stories coming along ? waxing, dilating ? each in its own way, but I suspect the less said about them, in mixed company, the better. Oddly, the joys and satisfactions of working on the Glass family peculiarly increase and deepen for me with the years. I can't say why, though. Not, at least, outside the casino proper of my fiction.

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J.D. Salinger's work has captured the imaginations of countless readers throughout the English-speaking world, and his books, including The Catcher in the Rye and Franny and Zooey, are literary classics that have seemed to speak the very thoughts of millions of readers. Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour: An Introduction ...

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The author writes: The two long pieces in this book originally came out in The New Yorker ? RAISE HIGH THE ROOF BEAM, CARPENTERS in 1955, SEYMOUR ? An Introduction in 1959. Whatever their differences in mood or effect, they are both very much concerned with Seymour Glass, who is the main character in my still-uncompleted series about t...

More than 20 years of seclusion and silence have taken their toll on J. D. Salinger's literary reputation, but the impact made by The Catcher in The Rye (1951) and the Glass family stories was deep enough to make a lasting impression and to assure his continued readership. Salinger was born in New York City of Jewish and Scottish-Irish...

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Format:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 6.75 × 4.25 × 0.5 inPublished:May 1, 1991Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316769517

ISBN - 13:9780316769518

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 13

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J.D. Salinger's work has captured the imaginations of countless readers throughout the English-speaking world, and his books, including The Catcher in the Rye and Franny and Zooey, are literary classics that have seemed to speak the very thoughts of millions of readers. Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour: An Introduction are two equally masterful stories by this deeply pensive writer, and they shows us the life of Seymour Glass through the eyes of his younger brother, Buddy. Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour: An Introduction is a book that every Salinger fan will want to read and - even if you've never heard of Holden Caulfield - this is a book that will profoundly affect you.