Sunday, April 5, 2009

Seymour

These three 200-page books look so charming all next to each other. So small but so significant.
if there's anything coming out after these, I would predict a large novel titled just "seymour." bet a thousand dollars on it.


2 comments:

Vanessa said...

You're half-right. There is a novel called Hapworth 16, 1924 about Seymour's days at camp that has been slated for publication for years, but keeps on getting pushed back. It's really good though.

Vanessa said...

It's really long. I have only read it as a Word document, so I don't know how long a book version would be. But everything I've read about the publication of Hapworth points to it just being a book reprinting of the exact story which appeared in the New Yorker. There used to be a listing on amazon for it, but that's gone now.

I have read that he has a safe full of stories--many or all about the Glasses, I think--and he just writes stuff and puts it in the vault. Whether he will publish or not upon his death, no one is clear. There are a few short stories that he has stipulated for republishing after he has been dead for a certain number of years. There is one about Janie Gallagher and Holden Caulfield, for instance, which falls under this category.