Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters: And, Seymour, an Introduction by J. D. Salinger

First published in the New Yorker in the 1950s, Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour: an Introduction are two novellas narrated by Buddy Glass, a character often said to be a portrait of Salinger himself. In the first, Buddy has taken leave from the army during World War II to attend the wedding of the eldest Glass brother, Seymour, and an atmosphere of portentous suspense sets the scene for the tragedy that will follow. In the second, Buddy reminisces about Seymour and the novella unfolds into a deep and far-reaching exploration of a complex and sad character which displays all the tenderness and subtlety which distinguish the best of Salinger's writing.

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Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters; Seymour: An Introduction Mass Market Paperback 6124306 $6.09
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Levantad, carpinteros, la viga del tejado. Seymour: Una introduccion (Spanish Edition) Mass Market Paperback 2490781 $16.36 $18.59 2010
By J. D. Salinger - Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour: An Introduction (4.1.1991) Mass Market Paperback 11877911 $14.75 $3.94 1991
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Levantad, Carpinteros, LA Viga Del Tejado/Seymour: Una Introduccion/Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters/Seymour : An Introduction (Spanish and English Edition) Hardcover 23245888 $747.28 1986
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