James Salter





James Salter

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in New York City, The United States
June 10, 1925

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James Salter (b. 1925) is a novelist, short story writer, and screenwriter. 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, 1957) led to a fulltime writing career. Salter’s potent, lyrical prose has earned him acclaim from critics, readers, and fellow novelists. His novel A Sport and a Pastime (1967) was hailed by the New York Times as “nearly perfect as any American fiction.” He lives in New York with his family.


Average rating: 3.82 · 11,066 ratings · 1,778 reviews · 37 distinct works · Similar authors
A Sport and a Pastime
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3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 2,777 ratings — published 1967 — 8 editions
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All That Is
3.37 of 5 stars 3.37 avg rating — 2,339 ratings — published 2013 — 24 editions
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Light Years
4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 1,596 ratings — published 1975 — 30 editions
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Last Night: Stories
3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 1,026 ratings — published 2005 — 15 editions
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Dusk and Other Stories
4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 615 ratings — published 1988 — 12 editions
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The Hunters
4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 480 ratings — published 1956 — 11 editions
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Solo Faces
3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 459 ratings — published 1979 — 11 editions
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Burning the Days: Recollection
4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 313 ratings — published 1997 — 14 editions
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Life Is Meals: A Food Lover...
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3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 235 ratings — published 2006 — 6 editions
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Cassada
3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 112 ratings — published 2000 — 8 editions
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“They lay silently. She was staring at something across the room. She was making him feel uncomfortable. 'It wouldn't work. It's the attraction of opposites,' he said.

We're not opposites.'

I don't mean just you and me. Women fall in love when they get to know you. Men are just the opposite. When they finally know you they're ready to leave.”
James Salter

“Women fall in love when they get to know you. Men are just the opposite. When they finally know you they're ready to leave”
James Salter, Dusk and Other Stories

“Sometimes you are aware when your great moments are happening, and sometimes they rise from the past. Perhaps it's the same with people.”
James Salter, Burning the Days: Recollection

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