- Mass Market Paperback: 213 pages
- Publisher: Bantam Books (1981)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 055320596X
- ISBN-13: 978-0553205961
- Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 4.1 x 0.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (115 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,225,883 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Raise high the roof beam, carpenters ; and, Seymour: An introduction Mass Market Paperback – 1981
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Well, I'm afraid that if you've read any of the Glass family stories and don't care much for Seymour, then you had better avoid this two story collection. Salinger's work (including Catcher) is permeated with the loss of a brother who meant the world to his siblings. Every crease and crevice of his face was meaningful, every sigh and utterance. The way Seymour shot his marbles as a boy DOES have relevance, because his philosophy of not aiming (a variation on the Zen practice of archery) is one of the central themes of the stories.
Thus, if the appearance of aimlessness bothers you (the narrator of these two stories, Buddy, is a strong adherent-- so watch out), then you might want to stick to more conventional fiction. I found the entire five story cycle to be the one of most profound pieces of work I have ever come across, but then again-- Seymour isn't for everyone.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
THOROUGHLY REREADABLE BOOK BY FORGOTTON AUTHOR SALINGER. SEYMOUR GLASS IS A FAVORITE CHARACTER OF MINE.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Great book. I got this book and could not put it down the first couple days I received this book. Absolutely fantastic book and would definitely recommend this to anyone.Published 3 months ago by Stephanie M.
I actually bought another copy off the shelves before this one arrived because I was too impatient, and have since sent this one off anonymously to a friend who love reading. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Fiona Fong
I'm a huge Salinger fan, this book is a new favorite. I got a used copy from a third party seller and I'm pleased with it. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Nicole
These novellas were an amazing look into Seymour Glass through the eyes of his younger brother Buddy. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Julia
The Glass family is my favorite family in 20th century American literature, and 'Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters' does not disappoint. Highly recommend for any Salinger fan.Published 14 months ago by Elise W