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.

2 responses to “More Glass family reading

  1. We had With Esme at my house when I was growing up; I remember where it was
    on the shelf in the living room, and my mother liked it. I was fascinated by title but too young to read it, and I don’t know where it is now.


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