. Kay eldredge salter assembles her late husband’s bread-and-butter journalism—yet how delicious good bread and butter can be! The author of several memorable works of fiction—including Dusk and Other Stories, which won the PEN/Faulkner Award—he is also celebrated for his memoir Burning the Days and many nonfiction essays.
Don't Save Anything: Uncollected Essays, Articles, and Profiles #ad - . In don’t Save Anything. That’s what you’ll find here. This collection gathers salter’s thoughts on writing and profiles of important writers, and tales of travels to Europe that first appeared in The New Yorker, musings on mountain climbing and skiing, Esquire, observations of the changing American military life, Condé Nast Traveler, the Aspen Times, People, evocations of Aspen winters, among other publications.
. In her preface, kay eldredge salter writes, “don’t Save Anything is a volume of the best of Jim’s nonfiction—articles published but never collected in one place until now.
The Art of Fiction Kapnick LecturesUniversity of Virginia Press #ad - These talks provide an invaluable opportunity to see the way in which a great writer reads. James salter’s exalted place in american letters is based largely on the intense admiration of other writers, marriage, addressing themes--youth, war, life abroad, erotic love, but his work resonates far beyond the realm of fellow craftsmen, friendship--that speak to us all.
Following the publication of his first novel, Salter left behind a military career of great promise to write full-time and--through decades of searching, exacting work--became one of American literature’s master stylists. Only months before he died, where he composed and delivered the three lectures presented in this book and introduced by his friend and fellow novelist, he agreed to serve as the first Kapnick Writer-in-Residence at the University of Virginia, at the age of eighty-nine, National Book Award-winning author John Casey.
The Art of Fiction Kapnick Lectures #ad - Salter speaks to us here with an easy intimacy, dreiser, Flaubert, Céline, including works by Balzac, sharing his unceasing enchantment with the books that made up his reading life, Babel whose prose is "like a handful of radium", Faulkner. They also offer a candid look at the writing life--the rejection letters, not one but two negative reviews in the New York Times for the same book, writing in the morning or at night and worrying about money during the long afternoons.
Salter raises the question, the answer for salter was creating a style that captured experience, Why does one write? For wealth? For admiration, or a sense of "importance"? Confronting a blank sheet that always offers too many choices, practicing a vocation that often demands one write instead of live, in a world where anything not written down fades away.
Kapnick foundation Distinguished Writer-in-Residence Lectures.
Life Is Meals: A Food Lover's Book of DaysKnopf #ad - Life is meals is rich with culinary wisdom, history, recipes, literary pleasures, and the authors' own memories of successes and catastrophes. For instance: • the menu on the titanic on the fatal night • reflections on dining from queen victoria, jfk, garrison keillor, winnie-the-pooh, and many others • The seductiveness of a velvety Brie or the perfect martini • How to decide whom to invite to a dinner party—and whom not to • John Irving's family recipe for meatballs; Balzac's love of coffee • The greatest dinner ever given at the White House • Where in Paris Samuel Beckett and Harold Pinter had French onion soup at 4:00 a.
M. How to cope with acts of god and man-made disasters in the kitchen Sophisticated as well as practical, and indispensable, opinionated, Life Is Meals is a tribute to the glory of food and drink, and the joy of sharing them with others. The meal is the emblem of civilization, " the Salters observe.
Life Is Meals: A Food Lover's Book of Days #ad - What would one know of life as it should be lived, or nights as they should be spent, apart from meals?"BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James Salter's All That Is. From the pen/faulkner award-winning author james salter and his wife, kay—amateur chefs and perfect hosts—here is a charming, with an entry for each day of the year, beautifully illustrated tour de table: a food lover's companion that, takes us from a Twelfth Night cake in January to a champagne dinner on New Year's Eve.
Burning the Days: Recollection Vintage InternationalVintage #ad - Unconventional in form, burning the days is a stunning achievement by the writer The Washington Post Book World said "inhabits the same rarefied heights as Flannery O'Connor, Paul Bowles, Tennessee Williams and John Cheever" --a rare and unforgettable book. Bonus: this edition includes an excerpt from James Salter's All That Is.
In some of the most evocative pages ever written about flying, Salter describes the exhilaration and terror of combat as a fighter pilot in the Korean War, scenes that are balanced by haunting pages of love and a young man's passion for women. After resigning from the air force, Salter begins a second life, becoming a writer in the New York of the 1960s.
. Soon films beckon. In this brilliant book of recollection, places, one of America's finest writers re-creates people, and events spanning some fifty years, bringing to life an entire era through one man's sensibility. There are vivid portraits of actors, and producers--Polanski, directors, Robert Redford, and others.
Burning the Days: Recollection Vintage International #ad - Here also, some by their character, more important, like Irwin Shaw, are writers who were influential, others because of their taste and knowledge. Ultimately burning the days is an illumination of what it is to be a man, and what it means to become a writer. Only once in a long while--vladimir nabokov's Speak, Memory or Isak Dinesen's Out of Africa--does a memoir of such extraordinary clarity and power appear.
Scenes of love and desire, life in foreign cities and New York, friendship, ambition, are unforgettably rendered here in the unique style for which James Salter is widely admired.
Dusk and Other Stories Modern Library ClassicsModern Library #ad - Dusk and Other Stories Modern Library Classics #ad - First published nearly a quarter-century ago and one of the very few short-story collections to win the PEN/Faulkner Award, this is American fiction at its most vital—each narrative a masterpiece of sustained power and seemingly effortless literary grace. Two new york attorneys newly flush with wealth embark on a dissolute tour of Italy; an ambitious young screenwriter unexpectedly discovers the true meaning of art and glory; a rider, is involved in an horrific accident—night is falling, far off in the fields, and she must face her destiny alone.
These stories confirm James Salter as one of the finest writers of our time. Bonus: this edition includes an excerpt from James Salter's All That Is.
Solo Faces: A NovelOpen Road Media #ad - He soon learns that the most perilous moments are, for him, the moments when he feels truly alive. One of the great novels of the outdoors, beautiful, Solo Faces is as thrilling, and immediate as the Alpine peaks that have enthralled climbers for centuries. This ebook features an illustrated biography of James Salter including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.
Solo Faces: A Novel #ad - . Sure of only his talent and nerve, with their true mountaineering and famed, Rand decides to test himself in the French Alps, fearsome peaks. Vernon rand is a charismatic figure whose great love—whose life, in fact—is climbing. Will remind readers of Camus and Saint-Exupéry” The Washington Post.
A novel about a lonely mountain climber from the author of All That Is: “Beautifully composed. . . He lives alone in california, where he combats the drudgery of a roofing job with the thrill of climbing in the nearby mountain ranges.
Last Night Vintage InternationalVintage #ad - And in the title story, a translator assists his wife’s suicide, even as he performs a last act of betrayal. James salter’ s assured style and emotional insight make him one of our most essential writers. Bonus: this edition includes an excerpt from James Salter's All That Is. A book dealer is forced to face the truth about his life.
Last Night Vintage International #ad - Last night is a spellbinding collection of stories about passion–by turns fiery and subdued, destructive and redemptive, alluring and devastating. These ten powerful stories portray men and women in their most intimate moments. A lover of poetry is asked by his wife to give up what may be his most treasured relationship.
All That Is Vintage InternationalVintage #ad - It is a time when publishing is still largely a private affair—a scattered family of small houses here and in Europe—a time of gatherings in fabled apartments and conversations that continue long into the night. An extraordinary literary event, a major new novel by the PEN/Faulkner winner and acclaimed master: a sweeping, seductive, deeply moving story set in the years after World War II.
But despite his success, what eludes him is love. It is a dazzling, sometimes devastating labyrinth of love and ambition, a fiercely intimate account of the great shocks and grand pleasures of being alive. . From his experiences as a young naval officer in battles off Okinawa, Philip Bowman returns to America and finds a position as a book editor.
All That Is Vintage International #ad - In this world of dinners, deals, and literary careers, Bowman finds that he fits in perfectly. His first marriage goes bad, another fails to happen, and finally he meets a woman who enthralls him—before setting him on a course he could never have imagined for himself. Romantic and haunting, All That Is explores a life unfolding in a world on the brink of change.
The Hunters: A NovelCounterpoint #ad - But things do not turn out as expected. He created the finest work ever to appear in print—ever—about men who fly and fight. Robert F. Newly revised by the author, the story of Cleve Connell’s war flies straight into the heart of men’s rivalries and fears. Disappointment and fear gradually erode Connell’s faith in himself, and his dream of making ace seems to slip out of reach.
Dorr, author of F-86 Sabre. Based on his own experiences as a fighter pilot in the Korean War, it is a classic of wartime fiction. Then suddenly, one dramatic mission above the Yalu River reveals the depth of his courage and honor. Originally published in 1956, The Hunters was James Salter’s first novel. His goal, like that of every fighter pilot, is to chalk up enough kills to become an ace.
The Hunters: A Novel #ad - Mission after mission proves fruitless, and connell finds his ability and his stomach for combat questioned by his fellow airmen: the brash wing commander, Imil; Captain Robey, an ace whose record is suspect; and finally, Lieutenant Pell, a cocky young pilot with an uncanny amount of skill and luck. Beautifully composed .
. . The acclaimed debut novel, a classic of war literature, by one of the most acclaimed writers of the twentieth century.
CassadaCounterpoint #ad - The result, Cassada, is a masterpiece. The lives of officers in an air force squadron in occupied Europe encompass the contradictions of military experience and the men's response to a young newcomer, bright and ambitious, whose fate is to be an emblem of their own. In cassada, salter captures the strange comradeship of loneliness, trust, and alienation among military men ready to sacrifice all in the name of duty and pride.
Cassada #ad - After futile attempts at ordinary revision, to compose an entirely new novel based upon the characters and events of his second long unavailable novel, Salter elected to begin with a blank page, The Arm of Flesh.
Light Years Vintage InternationalVintage #ad - This exquisite, resonant novel by PEN/Faulkner winner James Salter is a brilliant portrait of a marriage by a contemporary American master. It is the story of nedra and viri, enviable friends, ingenious games with their children, whose favored life is centered around dinners, and near-perfect days passed skating on a frozen river or sunning on the beach.
But even as he lingers over the surface of their marriage, Salter lets us see the fine cracks that are spreading through it, flaws that will eventually mar the lovely picture beyond repair. Seductive, and elegantly nuanced, witty, Light Years is a classic novel of an entire generation that discovered the limits of its own happiness—and then felt compelled to destroy it.