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Share Your J.D. Salinger Memories

First Posted: 03/30/10 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 04:20 PM ET


Like the passing of any great artist, the death of author J.D. Salinger has heralded in a nostalgia not only for his works but also the moments those works represent in readers' lives. A recent Huffington Post article on "Remembering J.D. Salinger" points out one kind of moment:

Salinger will be read as long as there are misunderstood adolescents -- or students of fine writing, especially funny writing... Come to think of it, what's "Harry Potter" but the Salinger-esque story of an underestimated hormonal misfit boy packed off to private school?

Whether you saw eye-to-eye with Holden Caulfield in your teen years or cherished "Raise High the Roof Beam" later in life, the reclusive author will live on in the memories of his loyal fans. So what do you remember best about J.D. Salinger?

Share your favorite memories with the rest of the HuffPost community by clicking PARTICIPATE below.

How did "Catcher in the Rye" change your life? Where were you the first time you read "A Perfect Day For Bananafish?" Who did you fall more in love with: Franny or Zooey?

In remembering J.D. Salinger HuffPost is askings its readers to share their favorite memories of the iconic American author and his work.
Share Your J.D. Salinger Memories

Click PARTICIPATE to the right to share your memories. Please upload a photo of yourself, a book cover, or something related to your memory. And tell us where you're from.


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