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Analysis

A Perfect Day for Bananafish Genre

Literary Fiction

"A Perfect Day for Bananafish" isn't interested in plot or suspense as much as in character and theme. Salinger's narrative technique, dialogue, and powers of characterization have been praised by many critics, as has the structure and effect of "Bananafish" in particular. The psychological complexity of Seymour Glass and the story's enigmatic conclusion have given it solid standing in the short story canon.

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