Hapworth 16, 1924

The New Yorker, July 19, 1965

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“Hapworth 16, 1924” is another account of Seymour Glass delivered by his brother, Buddy. Six years have passed since he wrote “Seymour-An Introduction” and seventeen years have passed since Seymour’s suicide. Buddy has just received a registered mail from his mother, Bessie. Opening it, he discovered a letter written by Seymour to his family back in 1924. The letter is addressed from the infirmary of Camp Simon Hapworth, Maine, where Seymour and Buddy spent the summer when they were seven and five. “Hapworth 16, 1924” is an exact copy of that letter.

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