Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters: Seymour – an Introduction

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Two long short stories first published in the New Yorker in the 1950s, ‘Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters’ and ‘Seymour, An Introduction’ are each narrated by writer Buddy Glass, a character often said to be a portrait of the author himself.

ISBN: 9780241950463 Author: Salinger, J.D. Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd Publication Date: 4th March 2010 Imprint: Penguin Books Cover: Paperback Dewey: 813.54 (edition:22) Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subjects: ,

A haunting portrait of family tragedy from the acclaimed author of The Catcher in the Rye

‘He was a great many things to a great many people while he lived, and virtually all things to his brothers and sisters in our somewhat outsized family. Surely he was all real things to us: our blue-striped unicorn, our double-lensed burning glass, our consultant genius, our portable conscience, our supercargo, and our one full poet…’

These two novellas, set seventeen years apart, are both concerned with Seymour Glass – the eldest son of J. D. Salinger’s fictional Glass family – as recalled by his closest brother, Buddy.

‘The Glasses are one of the liveliest, funniest, most fully-realized families in all fiction’ The New York Times

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