James Salter





James Salter


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

Died
June 19, 2015

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James Salter (1925 - 2015) was 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 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.”

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A Sport and a Pastime

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3.72 avg rating — 4,840 ratings — published 1967 — 33 editions
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All That Is

3.35 avg rating — 5,275 ratings — published 2013 — 38 editions
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Light Years

4.06 avg rating — 2,998 ratings — published 1975 — 36 editions
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Last Night: Stories

3.94 avg rating — 1,596 ratings — published 2005 — 20 editions
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Dusk and Other Stories

4.03 avg rating — 1,006 ratings — published 1988 — 20 editions
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The Hunters

4.09 avg rating — 959 ratings — published 1956 — 13 editions
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Solo Faces

3.96 avg rating — 826 ratings — published 1979 — 14 editions
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Burning the Days: Recollection

4.12 avg rating — 506 ratings — published 1997 — 20 editions
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Life Is Meals: A Food Lover...

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3.83 avg rating — 368 ratings — published 2006 — 11 editions
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Cassada

3.76 avg rating — 186 ratings — published 2000 — 11 editions
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More books by James Salter…
“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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