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Read online Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour: an Introduction.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour: an Introduction Two long short stories first published in the New Yorker in the s Raise High the Roof Beam Carpenters and Seymour An Introduction are each narrated by writer Buddy Glass a character often said to be a portrait of the author himself by J.D. Salinger

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Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour: an Introduction
Title:Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour: an Introduction
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Number of Pages:134
Category:Classics, Short stories, Literature, American
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A Perfect Day for Bananafish is a short story by J D Salinger originally published in the January issue of The New Yorker It was anthologized in s Short Stories from The New Yorker as well as in Salinger s collection Nine Stories, The author writes The two long pieces in this book originally came out in The New Yorker RAISE HIGH THE ROOF BEAM CARPENTERS in SEYMOUR An Introduction in Whatever their differences in mood or effect they are both very much concerned with Seymour Glass who is the main character in my still uncompleted series about the Glass family It struck me that they had better be collected together if not deliberately paired off in something of a hurry if I mean them to avoid unduly or undesirably close contact with new material in the series There is only my word for it granted but I have several new Glass stories coming along waxing dilating each in its own way but I suspect the less said about them in mixed company the better Oddly the joys and satisfactions of working on the Glass family peculiarly increase and deepen for me with the years I can t say why though Not at least outside the casino proper of my fiction, , A young and ambitious writer named Jerome David Salinger set his goals very high very early in his career br br He almost desperately wished to publish his early stories in The New Yorker magazine the pinnacle he felt of America s literary world But such was not to be for several long years and the length of one long world war The New Yorker whose tastes in literary matters were and remain notoriously prim and fickle was not quite ready for this brash and over confident newcomer with the cynical worldview and his habit of slangy dialogue br br But other magazines were quick to recognize a new talent a fresh voice at a time when the world verged on madness Story magazine an esteemed and influential small circulation journal devoted exclusively to the art of the short story and still active and respected today was the first publication to publish the name J D Salinger and the story The Young Folks in an impressive view of New York s cocktail society and two young people talking past one another their conversation almost completely meaningless and empty br br His next short story was published in a college journal The University of Kansas City Review Go See Eddie is a tale of quiet menace as an unsavory male character gradually turns up the pressure on a young lady to see a man named Eddie Also published in the story is notable for the backstory that is omitted a technique that Hemingway used to great effect br br Four years later toward the end of Salinger s war experience saw the publication of Once A Week Won t Kill You again in Story magazine Ostensibly about a newly minted soldier trying to tell an aging aunt he is going off to war some may see the story as a metaphor for preparing one s family for the possibility of wartime death br br Devault Graves Digital Editions a publisher that specializes in reprinting the finest in American period literature is proud to bring you this anthology by one of America s most innovative and inspiring authors