by J. D. Salinger. THERE WERE ninety-seven New York advertising men in the hotel, and, the way they were monopolizing the long-distance lines, the girl in. NINE STORIES – J. D. Salinger. [ 3 ]. A Perfect Day for Bananafish. THERE WERE ninety-seven New York advertising men in the hotel, and, the way they. J. D.. Salinger “I tried to get you last night and the night before. The phone here’s been–” A Perfect Day for Bananafish The New Yorker, January 31, , pages.

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Readers were accepting of the new tone being presented to literature through Salinger’s short stories, and bananafiwh was the release of “A Perfect Day for Bananafish” that popularized Salinger’s name in the literary community. Trivia About A Perfect Day for Where are you burned?

It was hot outside and I was at achool and out teacher made us read an excerpt. This short story is written in absolutely crystal-clear prose taking the idea of show, don’t tell, to an extreme I’ve never encountered before. Jun 20, Rowland Pasaribu rated it liked it. A Perfect Day for Bananafish.

Just all bananafixh, though. It even explores the idea that children are somehow more spiritually advanced than adults, more capable of seeing with the soul salingwr than the eyes. She stopped short when she reached the place where a young man was lying on his back.


A woman’s voice came through. This book has many different themes as well.

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He goes out to the water with Sybil. Bnaanafish he offed himself. Both of them address topics like PTSD, trauma and outcomes of war, etc He tells her how the bananafish gorges itself on bananas until it is so stuffed it cannot leave its burrow. I can understand why people would think that this speaks for an angsty, existentalist sorry, butchered word there culture.

Guess you have to read deep between the lines to know where its headed Open Preview See a Problem?

I could feel that the whole situation between Myrtle?? I honestly don’t have a problem with Seymour being a pedophile.

The hotel is full for a sales convention, so she must wait a long time. I couldn’t do that,” said the young man.

A Perfect Day for Bananafish

You can even sense it in Sybil’s voice: Salinger died of natural causes on January 27,at his home in Cornish, New Hampshire. He spoke to me first. I could make the stretch and say that Muriel was superficial.

Where was Seymour when salingeg talked to him? That is MY interpretation of the story. Is Seymour going to drown her I happened to be looking at the floor,” said the woman, and faced the doors of the car. For one, his interaction with Sybil is definitely flirtatious – he comments on her swimsuit, he asks her to “come closer,” tells her she is looking “fine,” is constantly touching her feet, the “memory and de A Perfect Day for Bananafish.


Communicating with children, especially Sybil, provides Seymour succour from the shellshock he has suffered during war. Once they both get into the water and Sybil is vulnerably salinnger a raft controlled by Seymour, I felt a definite tension build in the story.

What he did with all those lovely pictures from Bermuda– everything. So full of contempt he could not fit into the adult world. He picked up the slimy wet, cumbersome float and put it under his arm. He took off the robe. He tells her a story about a Bananafish who tend banannafish swim into holes a It was a bright sunny day. Salinger published in April It also condemns materialism as a great danger to the soul’s well-being.

A Perfect Day for Bananafish – J. D. Salinger

He cocked the piece. Seymour longs to regain the innocence that he had in childhood, the innocence he lost while growing up and leaving to war. The car doors opened and the woman got out without looking back.

He said I should’ve bought a translation or something.