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A Perfect Day for Bananafish

A Perfect Day for Bananafish


by J.D. Salinger

A Perfect Day for Bananafish Resources


This will only take thirty seconds.
This is actually an extremely well-done short. The music nails the mood of Salinger's story. And the decision to make Sybil imaginary, while not true to the text, is an interesting take. Kudos.


Salinger Inspires Music
The Fire Apes' album, A Perfect Day for Bananafish



Before he became a recluse.


This is what happens when you take metaphors literally.


New York Times Review from 1953

"Small monsters and large shadows of the macabre" indeed.


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