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- DescriptionWith prose at once stark and lyrical, Salter elucidates the spirit of those who abandon material pursuits in search of an unspoiled honesty. He tells of one man's quest to rise above the mundane in search of peace and self-fulfillment.
- Author Biography<b>James Salter</b> was the celebrated author of six novels (<i>The Hunters</i>, 1957; <i>The Arm of Flesh</i>, 1961; <i>A Sport and a Pastime</i>, 1967; <i>Light Years</i>, 1975; <i>Solo Faces</i>, 1979; and <i>All That Is</i>, 2013) and three books of stories (<i>Dusk and Other Stories</i>, 1988; <i>Last Night</i>, 2005; and <i>Collected Stories</i>, 2013), as well a memoir, <i>Burning the Days</i> (1997). He also had a successful Hollywood career, most notably as the screenwriter of<i>Downhill Racer</i> (1969). Born in New Jersey in 1926 and raised in New York City, he attended West Point during World War II and served as an officer and a fighter pilot in the U.S. Air Force from 1945 to 1957. He drew on his combat experiences in Korea for his first two novels, though it was not until the controversial but now-classic A Sport and a Pastime that he considered that he had come close to measuring up to his own standards. He was a recipient of the 1989 PEN/Faulkner Award and the 2012 PEN/Malamud Award. He died in Sag Harbor, New York, in 2015.
- Author(s)James Salter
- PublisherNorth Point Press
- GenreGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Place of PublicationBerkeley, California
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintNorth Point Press
- Out-of-print date13/07/2011
- Weight272 g
- Width140 mm
- Height210 mm
- Spine15 mm
- Edition StatementRevised edition
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