I’m Aíne Norris, a communications professional and graduate student living and working in Richmond, VA.
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Perfect Day for Bananafish - Salinger's Glimpse into PTSD
JD Salinger’s 1948 short story "A Perfect Day for Bananafish" is our first glimpse into his Glass family. The story, first published in the New Yorker, discusses a WWII soldier’s re-acclamation into society and has a tough, realistic ending. Salinger, a WWII veteran, provides an honest glimpse into American society as seen by recently returned veterans. How does Salinger’s message in the short story resonate in today’s culture of war and America?