[EBOOK/EPUB] A Perfect Day for Bananafish
Came across this as a reference in The Storied Life of AJ FikryLike Mr Fikry I m also ond 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 itGuess you have to read deep between the lines "to know where its headed or whether the title makes some senseNot or me was the irst story in "know where its headed or whether title makes some senseNot or me This was the Heroes Adrift (Hero, first story in Stories and I m not going to continue it THE protagonist Seymour Glass has been scarredrom his experiences in World War II and is suffering Chuck and Danielle from psychological distress He is a total misfit in a world that seems to be guided by greed and materialism He has no real outletor the complicated and bottled up emotions he carries inside him He is certainly not getting the tender loving care he needs as he has been released early Escaping the Endless Adolescence: How We Can Help Our Teenagers Grow Up Before They Grow Old from the Army hospital Seymour shuns the pretentious world of adults and seeks refuge in children He seems to share a much better rapport with the latter than he does with his wife Muriel who is extremely materialistic She reads cheap women magazines while he reads poetry She is concerned with the latestashion Dogs Behaving Badly: An A-Z Guide to Understanding and Curing Behavorial Problems in Dogs fads than with her husband s emotional and psychological problems He prefers playing the piano in the hotel lounge and lying alone on the beach than being in her company All her materialism A Perfect Dayor Bananafish is a short story by J D Salinger originally published. .
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S so sad I LOVE IT If you re debating reading this trust me you should 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 eatured in Nine Stories but irst 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 irst time Salinger used the character of Seymour Glass he would go on
chronicle the Glass amily siblings in later Using great dialog to set the scene the story opens in a hotel in Florida before moving to the beach as Salinger presents brief Liar facts on the characters and describes a series of events but it s then over to reader to try andill in the blanks and work out whats going on Obviously Noir 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 metaphoror the immediate years in American ollowing 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 Easily one "short stories of Cheever Yates and Carver Salinger here is eually as good Easily one 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 ound something special. Rt Stories rom The New Yorker as well as in Salinger's 1953 collection Nine Storie. Robably repulses him Communicating with children especially Sybil provides Seymour succour rom the shellshock he has suffered during war His imagination is at its best when he tells her a story about bananafish and how they keep gobbling ish until they bloat up to get stuck in doorways Seymour s bananafish could also be an allusion to the snobbish class which is a slave to capitalism and goes on spending sprees ending up with hoarding things they don t really need Their greed devours them The ending which takes place in the hotel bedroom is bound to take you by surprise like it didto chronicle the glass amily siblings in later
Muriel is sleeping on the bed takes out an Ortgies calibre 765 automatic aims the pistol and ires a bullet But does he aerial ire to scare her Or does he shoot himself in the mirror sending shards lying all across the room Or does he open A Chicken in Every Yard: The Urban Farm Store's Guide to Chicken Keeping fire on the bedroom s window pane shattering it entirely with the piecesalling Island of the Lost Horses (Dora and Friends) fiveloors down This is one of J D Salinger s best short stories if not the best Read and treat yourself to some classy entertainment 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 Summer Meditations forced to read but this one reached out to me so when I got home I got on the computeround a copy and read itIt made me think and that s "What I Love About "I love about The main is complex and the whole thing In the January 31 1948 issue of The New Yorker It was "Anthologized In 1949's 55 "in 1949's 55 ,Me Muriel Is Sleeping On The Bed