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. “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. 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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He had Sybil look at his “bananafish” and then he shot himself In he published the critically acclaimed story “A Perfect Day for Bananafish” in The New Yorker magazine, which became home to much of his subsequent work. Mar 02, Wendy rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: I feel bad for him, just as he did. Salinger and I just never hit it off.

He prefers playing the piano in the hotel lounge and lying alone on the beach than being in her company. The only people he could make a connection to were children. Bananaafish New Yorker consistently dismissed further stories submitted by Salinger.


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Unfortunately I didn’t get it: There’s no reason for–” “Well, we’ll see. But out of this world.

He has something new now. Do you remember, Thor?? Was he really a pedophile? An Interesting short story, about a baanafish who shoots himself after he tells a story about his so-called Bananafish to a young girl on a beach.

He has no real outlet for the complicated and bottled-up emotions he carries inside him. Blake, Bailey January 31, It needs more air than I’m willing nananafish admit. I want to be clear — just because I loved this one doesn’t mean I understood it. To ask other readers questions about A Perfect Day for Bananafishplease sign up. This was actually recommended to me by Gabriel, and he was right — this was the best short story Bananafisu ever read.

He tells her a story about a Bananafish who tend to swim into holes and eat all the bananas inside it. This, along with Franny and Zooey, go hand in hand. Sep 14, Beth rated it it was ok Shelves: Salinger compares his experiences in WWII and his post-traumatic stress to Seymour Glass’ post-traumatic stress after coming back from the war. She was on the phone with her mother, but neither of them were listening to each other.


You remember that awful dinner dress we saw in Bonwit’s window? She used the time, though. I just had no idea what it was, so banxnafish just seemed like an irritating, vacuous, self-absorbed character talking about nothing.

I can understand why people would think that this speaks for an angsty, existentalist sorry, butchered word there culture. Jan 29, Ahmad Sharabiani rated it it was amazing Shelves: His depiction of adolescent alienation and loss of innocence in the protagonist Holden Caulfield saliger influential, especially among adolescent readers.

A Perfect Day for Bananafish

She moved the button on her Saks blouse. Only, he asked me about it, when we were driving down. This page was last edited on 6 Decemberat You can even sense it in Sybil’s voice: Mar 16, yengyeng rated it really liked it Shelves: Or does he shoot himself in the mirror sending shards flying all across the room?

You could take a lovely cruise. They have saalinger know about your childhood–all that stuff. I don’t remember what he read.

Can’t you make him?