Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour: An Introduction

Seymour: An Introduction

Seymour: An Introduction was also originally published in The New Yorker in 1959,[3] four years after Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters.

As the title suggests, the story represents an attempt by Buddy Glass to introduce the reader to his brother Seymour, who had committed suicide in 1948. The story is told in a stream of consciousness narrative as Buddy reminisces in his secluded home.

This story, like others concerning the Glass family, touches upon Zen Buddhism, haiku, and the Hindu philosophy of Vedanta.

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