"A Perfect Day for Bananafish" is a short story by J. D. Salinger that was first published in 1948. Explore a plot summary, an in-depth analysis of Seymour Glass, and important quotes.


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See a complete list of the characters in "A Perfect Day for Bananafish" and in-depth analyses of Seymour Glass, Muriel Glass, and Sybil Carpenter.

Literary Devices

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Deeper Study

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