By J. D. Salinger
The writer writes: the 2 lengthy items during this e-book initially got here out within the New Yorker ? elevate excessive THE ROOF BEAM, CARPENTERS in 1955, SEYMOUR ? An advent in 1959. no matter what their alterations in temper or impression, they're either greatly enthusiastic about Seymour Glass, who's the most personality in my still-uncompleted sequence in regards to the Glass kin. It struck me they had larger be amassed jointly, if now not intentionally paired off, in anything of a rush, if I suggest them to prevent unduly or undesirably shut touch with new fabric within the sequence. there's simply my notice for it, granted, yet i've got a number of new Glass tales coming alongside ? waxing, dilating ? each one in its personal manner, yet i believe the fewer acknowledged approximately them, in combined corporation, the higher. Oddly, the fun and satisfactions of engaged on the Glass kin particularly raise and deepen for me with the years. i cannot say why, although. now not, a minimum of, open air the on line casino right of my fiction.
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