A Perfect Day for Bananafish. by J. D. Salinger. THERE WERE ninety-seven This is the hottest day they’ve had in Florida in–“. “Why haven’t you called me?. “A Perfect Day for Bananafish” is a short story by J. D. Salinger, originally published in the January 31, issue of The New Yorker. It was anthologized in. Use our free chapter-by-chapter summary and analysis of A Perfect Day for Bananafish. It helps middle and high school students understand J.D. Salinger’s .

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Sybil stared at him, then looked down at her protruding stomach. I remember the day I read this book. He carried it the rest of the way. She’s never mean or unkind. He takes out an Ortgies calibre 7. The story is divided into two sections, plus that whammy of a coda. My word of honor.

A Perfect Day for Bananafish

Nov 07, Emily Squadra rated it it was amazing. Back in the s, foe, this term hadn’t even been coined, and people were far less informed about this sort of mental illness. Or learned the language, if you please. Seymour is a Glass, and is mentioned in the book. That business with the window. They look as if they drove down in a truck. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Salinger Nine Stories is a collection of short stories by American fiction writer J.

Salingeroriginally published in the January 31,issue of The New Yorker. Is Seymour going to drown her You see sequins–everything,” said the girl.


An Interesting short story, about a man perfetc shoots himself after he tells a story about his so-called Bananafish to a young girl on a beach. If you’re debating reading this, trust me, you should.

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He then goes back to the hotel. A Perfect Day for Bananafish 1 16 Apr 13, I never go anyplace without ’em. Much of the criticism regarding the story involves the character of Seymour Glass, who makes an perfecf in several other of Salinger’s short stories. Can’t you make him?

No, dear,” said the girl, and stood up. Unfortunately I didn’t get it: I absolutely hated The Catcher in the Rye — although I keep thinking maybe I should read it yet again and see if I’ve changed my mind about it — so this I want to be clear — just because I loved this one doesn’t mean I understood it. Like the eldest son of the Glass familySalinger was deeply affected by his experiences as a combat soldier in WWII, and these informed his writing.

The only reason you even know Sybil is a young girl is because she uses words like “nairiplane” and talks about tigers from a storybook.

Stop asking me that, please. I happened to be looking at the floor,” said the woman, and faced the doors of the car. I thought that it was deep. Salinger died of natural causes on January 27,at his home in Cornish, New Hampshire. I guess because he’s so pale. Rilke’s Voices and Salinger’s Nine Stories”. He got off at the fifth floor, walked down the hall, and let himself into Those horrible things he said to Granny about her plans for passing away.


Afterward, Salinger struggled with unwanted attention, including a legal battle in the s with dsy Ian Hamilton, and the release in the late s of memoirs written pwrfect two people close to him: She kept asking me if Seymour’s related to that Suzanne Glass that has that place on Madison Avenue–the millinery. With her little lacquer brush, while the phone was ringing, she went over the nail of her little finger, accentuating the line of the moon. Or making dolls for poor children, in her room.

The only people he could make a connection to were children. He made headlines around the globe in Juneafter filing a lawsuit against another writer for copyright infringement resulting from that writer’s use of one of Salinger’s characters from The Catcher in the Rye. What’d I do with it? Joyce Maynard, an ex-lover; and Margaret Salinger, his daughter.

She walked for about a quarter of a mile and then suddenly broke into an oblique run up the soft part of the beach.

Under fifty the whole way, as a matter of fact. When I think how–“. You can even sense it in Sybil’s voice: