By J. D. Salinger
The writer writes: the 2 lengthy items during this publication initially got here out within the New Yorker ? increase excessive THE ROOF BEAM, CARPENTERS in 1955, SEYMOUR ? An advent in 1959. no matter what their adjustments in temper or impact, they're either greatly all in favour of Seymour Glass, who's the most personality in my still-uncompleted sequence in regards to the Glass family members. It struck me they'd larger be gathered jointly, if no longer 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 basically my notice for it, granted, yet i've got numerous new Glass tales coming alongside ? waxing, dilating ? each one in its personal method, yet i think the fewer stated approximately them, in combined corporation, the higher. Oddly, the fun and satisfactions of engaged on the Glass relations primarily bring up and deepen for me with the years. i will not say why, although. no longer, no less than, open air the on line casino right of my fiction.
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