Daily Archives: 8 February 2010

More Glass family reading

J D Salinger, Raise High the Roofbeam, Carpenters & Seymour: An Introduction (1963, Bantam 1965)

What a rich vein the Glass family were for Salinger! I laughed out loud a lot during ‘Raise High the Roofbeam, Carpenters’, at one level a classic New Yorker comedy of manners, and I was hypnotised by the convolutions, involutions, circumvolutions of ‘Seymour: An Introduction’ as Buddy Glass is still coming to terms (coming to words?) with his relationship to his numinous elder brother a decade or so after his suicide.