Books: The Glass House Gang

RAISE HIGH THE ROOF BEAM, CARPENTERS, AND SEYMOUR, AN INTRODUCTION (248 pp.)—J. D. Sallnqer—Little, Brown ($4).

As Buddy Glass, the compulsively garrulous chronicler of the Glass family might admit, it is very, very, very true that a large segment of the U.S. young is hung on old Buddy and his six weird brothers and sisters.

The publishers confidently believe that another wave of what has been called the Salinger generation will be a solid market for the last two Glass stories in hardcover at $4, both having appeared in The New Yorker, in 1955 and 1959 respectively. Outside the campus, there are signs...

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