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

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

by J. D. Salinger

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Overview

The last book-length work of fiction by J. D. Salinger published in his lifetime collects two novellas about "one of the liveliest, funniest, most fully realized families in all fiction" (New York Times).




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.




"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..."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316450751
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 11/06/2018
Edition description: Centennial Edition
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 702,057
Product dimensions: 5.37(w) x 8.12(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

J. D. Salinger was born in New York City on January 1, 1919, and died in Cornish, New Hampshire, on January 27, 2010. His stories appeared in many magazines, most notably The New Yorker. Between 1951 and 1963 he produced four book-length works of fiction: The Catcher in the Rye; Nine Stories; Franny and Zooey; and Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour—An Introduction. The books have been embraced and celebrated throughout the world and have been credited with instilling in many a lifelong love of reading.

Hometown:

Cornish, New Hampshire

Date of Birth:

January 1, 1919

Date of Death:

January 27, 2010

Place of Birth:

New York, New York

Place of Death:

Cornish, New Hampshire

Education:

Graduated from Valley Forge Military Academy, 1936; attended New York University, Ursinus College, Columbia University

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