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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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I can see that too, but I do think it ignores the implied sexual nuances of the story. Seymour Glass, a troubled young man just back from service in World War II, has difficulty adjusting to being home, no doubt as a result of his experiences in the war. THERE WERE ninety-seven New York advertising men in the hotel, and, the way they were monopolizing the long-distance lines, the girl in had to wait from noon till almost two-thirty to get her call through.

Their greed devours them. That is, I have it. The young man suddenly picked up one of Sybil’s wet feet, which were drooping over the end of the float, and kissed the arch. Stopping only to sink a foot in a soggy, collapsed castle, she was soon out of the area reserved for guests of the hotel. What a fool I am. He picked up the slimy wet, cumbersome float and put it under his arm.


Why, I’ve known some bananafish to swim into a banana hole and eat as many as seventy-eight bananas. I’m so sunburned I can hardly move. The story makes us wonder what really counts as “insane,” even calling into question the “normal” conversations between “sane” adults.

Children were simple minded and innocent and not touched by the harsh darkness of the world.

A Perfect Day for Bananafish by J.D. Salinger

Yes, you are crediting him with too much good sense. She walked for about a quarter of a mile and then suddenly broke into an oblique run up the soft part of the saliinger.

View all 4 comments. The hotel is full for a sales convention, so she must wait a long time. View all 5 comments. Yes, I do,” said the young man.

View all 3 comments. It was hot outside and I was at achool and out teacher made bahanafish read an excerpt.

Or making dolls for poor children, in her room. So full of contempt he could not fit into the adult world. I can feel the tempo of Salinger’s writing, but it refuses to ‘click’ for me.


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As is Bananafish, of course. She kept asking me if Seymour’s related to that Suzanne Glass that has that place on Madison Avenue–the millinery. You bananafisg that awful dinner dress we saw in Bonwit’s window? He’s played the piano both nights we’ve been here. Was he really a pedophile? We’re very worried about you.

I honestly don’t have a problem with Seymour being a pedophile.

A Perfect Day for Bananafish

He carried it the rest of the way. Jun 11, Cole Blouin rated it it was amazing.

banznafish He is certainly not getting the tender loving care he needs as he has been released early from the Army hospital. Goodbye, Mother,” said the girl. He’s in the bar all day long.