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Saturday, January 31, 2009

Great Stories, People, Books & Events in Literary History

On this day in 1948, J. D. Salinger's 'A Perfect Day for Bananafish' was published in the New Yorker; in the same magazine, on the same day in 1953, Salinger's 'Teddy' also appeared. These are the first and last selections in Nine Stories (1953), Salinger's only collection. 'Bananafish' introduces Seymour Glass, one of the many that Salinger would cast in the Holden mold and predicament.

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