Thursday, March 5, 2009

The Glass Family

Buddy Glass, of course, is only my pen name. My real name is Major George Fielding Anti-Climax. ~ J.D. Salinger


R.L. Bourges said...

Glass at every level in that photo, A R. All of it giving a feeling of solidity, just when the word seems to convey the exact opposite.

As for Salinger, it's been at least....oh at least, for sure, since I last read Raise High. What? forty years maybe? I didn't even remember the names of the principal characters nor the occupation of the parents. Must have another look at it one of these days.

best (I'm not playing the theme this week - sick again and laying low, which allows me to stroll through my favorite blogs, a nice luxury.)

Anonymous said...

I confess to never having read any Salinger. I like the quote, however. Clever way of tying it in with the topic, Avid.

Marianna said...

Now I want to read it, too!

Thank you avid. Happy theme Thursday!

take care
peace and love

e said...

Clever indeed, my reading friend! Have a wonderful day!

Will have to dust off my Salinger and re-read!

Brian Miller said...

nice pic! love the layers!

Dakota Bear said...

A good book, pair of glasses and a great glass of wine. That says it all.

Deborah Godin said...

Well, this post got my attention quickly! Salinger is one of my favorite authors to read and re-read, and "Franny and Zooey" is right at the very top of my list of most-cherished books.

Colette Amelia said...

That is indeed a clever shot...and by the looks of it a difficult one to do...but you did it magnificently!

willow said...

Fabulous photo...fabulous quote! Clever glassy post.

R. Yaeko said...

The Glass family is one of my favorites. I love Zooey. I really really do.

Wonderful picture.

Barbara said...

I didn't read this one, but The Catcher in the Rye was one of my all-time favorites.

runmotman said...

Salinger has been on my list for years, but havent got around to him ... Any book in particular a good starting off point?

Squirrel said...

I love Nine Stories and Franny & Zooey best, but they're all good. He's written more novels, but feels there is a wonderful freedom in not publishing them.

Coffee Messiah said...

Creative ; )

Ronda Laveen said...

Glass and paper. Ephemeral sand. Deep, layered photo. I enjoyed it very much.

Megan said...

This is very cool.

mouse (aka kimy) said...

glasses upon glasses

glasses inside glasses

clever clever

i've fallen behind keeping up and just caught up.....I love the painting of the cat reading in the banner....

e said...


Thanks for your comment. I think I'll give the poetry a break for a bit, and deal with other things. I've not yet started the book for this month, so must get to that.

Please post more regarding your library project and interviews. That is something I'd love to do...

Take Care,

Evening Light Writer said...

I've never read Salinger but for some reason I keep seeing his name over and over. I've decided that it must be fate or coincidence..I'm going to read him anways! Great post, that picture intrigues the heck out of me.

Cuppa Jo said...

So authors that I need to reread. D'oh.

Kris said...

Is it wrong to say that I find Salinger supremely overrated?

Kris said...

Is it wrong to say that I find Salinger supremely overrated?

My Classic Fiction Book List -Partial List

  • Austen, Jane: (Complete Works)
  • Balzac: Cousin Bette/ Eugenie Grandet / Cousin Pons
  • Best Russian Short Stories
  • Boyle, TC: Short Works
  • Brennan, Maeve : Short Works, 1 Novella
  • Bronte, Emily, Ann, Jane (Complete Works)
  • Brookner, Anita ( Complete Works)
  • Cather, Willa (Complete Works)
  • Chekov: Short Works
  • David Copperfield (Dickens)
  • Dickens:A Tale of Two Cities
  • Dickens:Great Expectations
  • Dickens:Nicholas Nickelby
  • Dickens:Our Mutual Friend
  • Dickens:The Old Curiosity Shop
  • Doyle, Roddy (some novels, memoir)
  • Drabble, Margaret (4 Novels)
  • Drieser, Theodore (Complete Works)
  • Fitzgerald, F.Scott (Most Novels & short works)
  • Hardy, Thomas (Complete Works)
  • Hemingway, Short stories
  • Hemingway: The Old Man in the Sea
  • Hemingway: The Sun Also Rises
  • Hugo: Les Miserables/Hunchback Of ND
  • James, Henry: Daisy Miller
  • James, Henry: In The Cage
  • James, Henry: Portrait of a Lady
  • James, Henry: The Golden Bowl
  • James, Henry: What Maisy Knew
  • James, Henry: Wings of a Dove
  • James, Henry:The Ambassadors
  • James, Henry; The Bostonians
  • Kerouac: Dharma Bums
  • Kerouac: On The Road
  • Kerouac: The Subterraneans
  • Kerouac: Tristessa
  • Lardner,Ring:Short Works
  • Larsen: Quicksand
  • Lewis, Sinclair: Arrowsmith
  • Lewis, Sinclair: Free Air
  • Lewis, Sinclair: Main Street
  • Lewis, Sinclair: The Job
  • MacGill, Patrick (Complete works)
  • Mackin, Walter (novels)
  • Maupassant: Short Works, novels
  • McGahern, John (novels of)
  • McNulty, John (Short Works)
  • Norris, Frank: McTeague
  • O'Brien, Edna (3 Novels)
  • O'Donnell, Paeder : Novels of
  • O. Henry
  • Potok, Chaim (4 novels/1 non fiction)
  • Salinger, JD : Nine Stories
  • Salinger: Franny & Zooey
  • Salinger: Raise High the Roofbeams
  • Salinger: The Catcher in the Rye
  • Sinclair, Lewis: Dodsworth
  • Sinclair, Lewis: Elmer Gantry
  • Sinclair, Upton: King Coal
  • Sinclair, Upton: The Jungle
  • Steinbeck, John: Sweet Thursday
  • Steinbeck: Winter of our Discontent
  • Steinbeck: Cannery Row
  • Steinbeck: East of Eden
  • Steinbeck: The Grapes of Wrath
  • Theroux, Paul (3 Novels )
  • Toibin, Colm: (Novels of)
  • Tolstoy: Anna Karenina
  • Tolstoy: Short Works
  • Turgenev (2 novels)
  • Twain: T Sawyer, Life on the Mississippi
  • Vonnegut: Early Works (1950s-60s)
  • Wharton, Edith: Novels of/Short Stories
  • Women & Fiction (Edit. Cahill)
  • Zola, Emile ( 10 novels)