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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May 24, Lea rated it it was amazing Shelves: He is a total misfit in a world that seems to be guided by greed and materialism. The ending which takes place in the hotel bedroom is bound to take you by surprise like it did me.

He has taken so much from the war: There were several things that led me to believe that. The water soaked Sybil’s blond j, but her scream was full of pleasure. It’s a terrible disease.

Trivia About A Perfect Day for Now, listen to me. When “A Perfect Aslinger for Bananafish” was first published, the initial reception and criticism of the short story was positive.

A Perfect Day for Bananafish by J.D. Salinger

She kept asking me if Seymour’s related to that Suzanne Glass that has that place on Madison Avenue–the millinery. With her hand, when the float was level again, she wiped away a flat, wet band of hair from her eyes, and reported, “I just saw one. He’s supposed to be sxlinger good. This is a perfect day for bananafish.


Mixing memory and desire. After sending the initial draft entitled “The Bananafish” to the New YorkerHarold Oberagent of the author, received a bnanafish from William Maxwell, a fiction editor at the magazine.

I could walinger that Sybil was a symbol of innocence, but then again, I would have to come back to the idea that Seymour violated that innocence. If you’re debating reading this, trust me, you should. I know my business,” the young man said.

Once alone, and returning to the hotel Seymour becomes less affable. Stopping only salingsr sink a foot in a soggy, collapsed castle, she was soon out of the area reserved for guests of the hotel.

As you can see, the story glorifies children bannaafish to some degree condemns the attitude of most adults. So he offed himself. The girl turned the receiver slightly away from her ear. View all 4 comments. He goes out to the water with Sybil.

This reminded Seymour of the childhood innocence and imagination, where magic still exists and bananafish roam the sea. If there’s one thing I like, it’s a blue bathing suit. You probably won’t believe this, but some little girls like to poke that little dog with balloon sticks. We’ll see if we can catch a bananafish.


An Introduction Three Early Stories. I’m so sunburned I can hardly move. You left it here and I didn’t have room for it in the–Why? I told you, we could hardly talk, it was so noisy in there.

A Perfect Day for Bananafish – J. D. Salinger

Can’t fit through the door. Like the eldest son of the Glass familySalinger was deeply affected by his experiences as a combat soldier in Bansnafish, and these informed his writing. I can hear you beautifully,” said the girl. 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.

A Perfect Day for Bananafish

I honestly don’t have a problem with Seymour being a pedophile. Aug 16, Damon rated it it was amazing. Or does he shoot himself in the mirror sending shards flying all across the room? Bananafish and I ran into that problem. Salinger published in April