Pamela's Reviews > Memorable Days: The Selected Letters of James Salter and Robert Phelps

Memorable Days by James Salter
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Sep 14, 2010

it was amazing

Pure pleasure. I don't think I've ever enjoyed a writer's letters so much. What is it about these in particular? They are intensely affectionate, gossipy without being cruel, passionate and idealistic about the calling of writing yet simultaneously earthbound and vulnerable. Salter's letters resonate with the same voice that is found in his fiction and memoir. So if there's not enough Salter out there for you (and there never is), you can drink another drought in this book.
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