A Perfect Day for Bananafish by J.D. Salinger

A Perfect Day for Bananafish

J.D. Salinger

fiction classics short stories emotional reflective sad medium-paced

18 pages | first published 1948

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"A Perfect Day for Bananafish" is a short story by J. D. Salinger, originally published in the January 31, 1948 issue of The New Yorker. It was anthologized in 1949\'s 55 Short Stories from The New Yorker, as well as in Salinger\'s 1953 collection...
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Moods

sad 71%
dark 57%
challenging 42%
emotional 42%
reflective 42%
mysterious 14%
tense 14%

Pace

medium 66%
fast 33%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 60% | A mix: 40%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 40% | No: 40% | Yes: 20%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 66% | No: 16% | Yes: 16%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 80% | Yes: 20%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 60% | It's complicated: 40%

Average rating

4.11