Memorable Days: The Selected Letters of James Salter and Robert Phelps
July 19, 2011
5.4 X 8.0 X 1.1 inches | 0.6 pounds
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About the Author
James Salter was a novelist, short story writer, screenwriter, and essayist. Born in 1925, Salter grew up in New York City and was a career officer and Air Force pilot until his mid-thirties, when the success of his first novel The Hunters led to a fulltime writing career. Salter's potent, lyrical prose has earned him acclaim from critics, readers, and fellow novelists. He was the recipient of a PEN/Faulkner Award and the PEN/Malamud Award, among others. His novel A Sport and a Pastime was hailed by the New York Times as "nearly perfect as any American fiction." His other books include Cassada and Light Years. He died on June 19, 2015, at ninety years old.
Praise for James Salter Salter particularly rewards those for whom reading is an intense pleasure.-Susan Sontag Sentence for sentence Salter is the master.-Richard Ford Salter inhabits the same rarefied heights as Flannery O'Connor, Paul Bowles, Tennessee Williams, and John Cheever.-The Washington Post Book World