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

By J. D. Salinger

The writer writes: the 2 lengthy items during this e-book initially got here out within the New Yorker ? elevate excessive THE ROOF BEAM, CARPENTERS in 1955, SEYMOUR ? An advent in 1959. no matter what their adjustments in temper or impression, they're either greatly all for Seymour Glass, who's the most personality in my still-uncompleted sequence concerning the Glass kin. It struck me they had larger be accumulated jointly, if no longer intentionally paired off, in anything of a rush, if I suggest them to prevent unduly or undesirably shut touch with new fabric within the sequence. there's in basic terms my observe for it, granted, yet i've got a number of new Glass tales coming alongside ? waxing, dilating ? every one in its personal means, yet i think the fewer acknowledged approximately them, in combined corporation, the higher. Oddly, the thrill and satisfactions of engaged on the Glass kin chiefly bring up and deepen for me with the years. i will not say why, even though. no longer, at the very least, open air the on line casino right of my fiction.

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