Good ridence to communism make way for apple pie, hot dogs and good old American life. The 1950s was known as a time of conformity which is defined as consistency, coherence, congruity, and correspondence. These times were full of people who all did the same thing and acted the same way. In the mist of these people one rogue stood out his name is J.D. Salinger. During the peak of his career he wrote many books which include â€œNine Storiesâ€ and â€œCatcher in the Ryeâ€. â€œA Perfect Day for Bananafishâ€ is one of the nine stories from Salingers book which depicted the post war world through the eys of Salinger. The way in which Salinger wrote about 1950s was the complete opposite of the way this time period actually was.
Jerome David Salinger was born in New York in 1919. He lived on Manhattan's Upper West Side as a child and attended Valley Forge Military Academy in Pennsylvania. He briefly attended New York University, Ursinus College, and Columbia University. He published 35 short stories in various publications, including many in the Saturday Evening Post, Story, and Collier's between 1940 and 1948, and the New Yorker from 1948 until 1965.
Thirteen of these stories were collected for his three books, Nine Stories, Franny and Zooey, and Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour: An Introduction. Salinger is still alive and living what some have called a "reclusive" life. He has been seen and photographed for Time and People magazines, among others. He lives in the same house he bought back in 1953 in Cornish, New Hampshire.