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10 thoughts on “A Perfect Day for Bananafish

  1. says:

    Let's get one thing straight Seymour Glass was not a sex offender He never asked Sybil to look at 'his bananafish' as some ignorant reviewer posted This is a story about desperation about a man who was exhausted of trying to fit into a society where he was not welcomed In the beginning with the conversation between Muri

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    Easily one of the greatest short stories I've ever read When I can spend time thinking about the text than actually reading it I know I've found something special

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    I see you're looking at my feet he said to her when the car was in motionI beg your pardon? said the womanI said I see you're looking at my feetI beg your pardon I happened to be looking at the floor said the woman and faced the doors of the car A Perfect Day for Bananafish contrasts the world of children imaginative cu

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    Stunning piece of writing Read this on it's own before later reading as part of 'Nine Stories' which I reviewed This short story was the opening story featured in Nine Stories but first appeared in the January 1948 issue of the New Yorker It's arguably his best short story and the one that bought him critical acclaim It was also the first time Salinger used the character of Seymour Glass he would go on to chron

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    “A Perfect Day for Bananafish” appeared in the New Yorker in 1948 and was later republished as the opening story in the collection Nine Stories1953 In “A Perfect Day for Bananafish” Salinger introduces the Glass family who would become recurring characters in his fiction In the next ten years Salinger published three other Glass family stories in the New Yorker “Franny” “Zooey” and “Raise H

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    I remember the day I read this book It was hot outside and I was at achool and out teacher made us read an excerpt I've never really liked books that I was forced to read but this one reached out to me so when I got home

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    I want to be clear just because I loved this one doesn't mean I understood it There are MUCH better reviews that are able to deconstruct this story and explain the themes and characters in ways that I'm simply incapable of doing Or

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    THE protagonist Seymour Glass has been scarred from his experiences in World War II and is suffering from psychological distress He is a total misfit in a world that seems to be guided by greed and materialism He has no real outlet for the complicated and bottled up emotions he carries inside him He is certainly

  9. says:

    fucking shit now it makes sensedamn

  10. says:

    Came across this as a reference in The Storied Life of AJ FikryLike Mr Fikry I'm also fond of short stories And Catcher in the Rye was very amusing and so decided to give it a goUnfortunately I didn't get it Alright I did enjoy that phone call conversation the beach the writing style and all believing it is leading somewhere Was it?Guess you have to read deep between the lines to know where its headed or whether the title makes so

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A Perfect Day for Bananafish

In the January 31 1948 issue of The New Yorker It was anthologized in 1949's 55 Sho. Stunning piece of writing Read this on it s own before later reading as part of Nine Stories which I reviewed This short story was the opening story featured in Nine Stories but first appeared in the January 1948 issue of the New Yorker It s arguably his best short story and the one that bought him critical acclaim It was also the first time Salinger used the character of Seymour Glass he would go on to chronicle the Glass family siblings in later stories Using great dialog to set the scene the story opens in a hotel in Florida before moving to the beach as Salinger presents brief facts on the characters and describes a series of events but it s then over to reader to try and fill in the blanks and work out whats going on Obviously for those who haven t read it I m not going to give away the main event surrounding the story and will just say that Salinger s story works as a sort of metaphor for the immediate years in American following WW2 where consumer society seems to be taking over It s a story that seriously stays with you which is remarkable really considering it s short I have loved the short stories of Cheever Yates and Carver Salinger here is eually as good

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Rt Stories from The New Yorker as well as in Salinger's 1953 collection Nine Storie. fucking shit now it makes sensedamn

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A Perfect Day for Bananafish is a short story by J D Salinger originally published. Let s get one thing straight Seymour Glass was not a sex offender He never asked Sybil to look at his bananafish as some ignorant reviewer posted This is a story about desperation about a man who was exhausted of trying to fit into a society where he was not welcomed In the beginning with the conversation between Muriel and her mother the reader can sense that Seymour might be mentally or emotionally unstable Muriel is not like Seymour at all she s superficial and centered around materialistic things She was on the phone with her mother but neither of them were listening to each other They were talking at each other and not with each other Muriel did not acknowledge her mother s concern for her and her mother did not hear the constant reassurances that Muriel was fine Seymour likes to spend his time alone whether it be alone at the piano in a club or lounging at the beach He just did not click with other adults The only people he could make a connection to were children This is why he was so fond of Sybil Children were simple minded and innocent and not touched by the harsh darkness of the world Seymour longs to regain the innocence that he had in childhood the innocence he lost while growing up and leaving to war He goes out to the water with Sybil He tells her that they are looking for bananafish some mythical creature that he probably made up when he himself was a child He tells her how the bananafish gorges itself on bananas until it is so stuffed it cannot leave its burrow Then it dies This signifies the process of growing up Humans are so greedy that they take anything they can We take in experiences tragedy heartbreak hate disappointment until we cannot take any He knows that in reality they will not find the fish However Sybil claims she saw the bananafish This reminded Seymour of the childhood innocence and imagination where magic still exists and bananafish roam the sea He then goes back to the hotel Seymour is the bananafish He took in all the tragedy that life had given him until he could not take it any So full of contempt he could not fit into the adult world

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About the Author: J.D. Salinger

Jerome David Salinger was an American author best known for his 1951 novel The Catcher in the Rye as well as his reclusive nature His last original published work was in 1965; he gave his last interview in 1980 Raised in Manhattan Salinger began writing short stories while in secondary school and published several stories in the early 1940s before serving in World War II In 1948 he publishe