Recommended books by James Salter

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"Again and again. . . I find myself being a Mrs. Bridge evangelist, telling them that it’s a perfect novel, and then pressing copies on them. . . What writing! Economical, piquant, beautiful, true." ―Meg Wolitzer, The New York Times

In Mrs. Bridge, Evan S. Connell, a consummate storyteller, artfully crafts a portrait using the finest of details in everyday events and confrontations. The novel is comprised of vignettes, images, fragments of conversations, events―all building...
Book cover from Todo lo que hay (Spanish Edition) by James Salter
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En esos agapes mundanos donde se fraguan acuerdos furtivos y se deciden carreras literarias, Bowman se siente como pez en el agua. Sin embargo, pese a su exito profesional y a sus infalibles dotes de seductor, el amor duradero parece eludirlo. Cuando finalmente conoce a una mujer que lo fascina, Bowman emprendera un camino que nunca habia pensado transitar. / A New York Times Notable Book and an NPR ""Great Reads"" that explores a life unfolding in a world of change. Philip Bowman returns to...
Book cover from Light Years by James Salter
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This exquisite, resonant novel is a brilliant portrait of marriage by a contemporary American master. Even as he lingers over the lustrous surface of Viri and Nedra's marriage, James Salter makes us see the cracks that are spreading through it, flaws that will in time mar it beyond repair. "An unexpectedly moving ode to beautiful lives frayed by time."
Book cover from A Sport and a Pastime: A Novel (FSG Classics) by James Salter
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"As nearly perfect as any American fiction I know," is how Reynolds Price (The New York Times) described this classic that has been a favorite of readers, both here and in Europe, for almost forty years. Set in provincial France in the 1960s, James Salter's A Sport and a Pastime is the intensely carnal story―part shocking reality, part feverish dream ―of a love affair between a footloose Yale dropout and a young French girl. There is the seen and the unseen―and pages that burn with a rare...
Book cover from Dont Save Anything: Uncollected Essays, Articles, and Profiles by James Salter
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"In Don’t Save Anything . . . Kay Eldredge Salter assembles her late husband’s bread-and-butter journalism―yet how delicious good bread and butter can be! . . . As always, Salter emphasizes simple, vivifying details." ―Michael Dirda, The Washington Post

One of the greatest writers of American sentences in our literary history, James Salter’s acute and glimmering portrayals of characters are built with a restrained and poetic style. The author of several memorable works of...
Book cover from Life Is Meals: A Food Lovers Book of Days by James Salter
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From the PEN/Faulkner Award–winning author James Salter and his wife, Kay—amateur chefs and terrific hosts—here is a charming, beautifully illustrated food lover’s companion that, with an entry for each day of the year, takes us from a Twelfth Night cake in January to a champagne dinner on New Year’s Eve. Life Is Meals is rich with culinary wisdom, history, recipes, literary pleasures, and the authors’ own stories of their triumphs—and catastrophes—in the kitchen.
Book cover from The Hunters: A Novel by James Salter
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James Salter was born in New York in 1925. He is the author of the novels Solo Faces, Light Years, A Sport and a Pastime: A Novel and The Hunters. The Hunters was his first novel, originally published in 1965, and is based on the author's own experiences as a fighter pilot during the Korean War. The book is considered a classic war novel.

Captain Cleve Connell is already a well-known name among pilots when he arrives in Korea to take on the Russian MIGs with the new F-86 fighter...
Book cover from The Art of Fiction (Kapnick Lectures) by James Salter
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James Salter’s exalted place in American letters is based largely on the intense admiration of other writers, but his work resonates far beyond the realm of fellow craftsmen, addressing themes--youth, war, erotic love, marriage, life abroad, friendship--that speak to us all.

Following the publication of his first novel, Salter left behind a military career of great promise to write full-time and--through decades of searching, exacting work--became one of American literature’s master...
Book cover from Dusk and Other Stories (Modern Library Classics) by James Salter
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First published nearly a quarter-century ago and one of the very few short-story collections to win the PEN/Faulkner Award, this is American fiction at its most vital—each narrative a masterpiece of sustained power and seemingly effortless literary grace. Two New York attorneys newly flush with wealth embark on a dissolute tour of Italy; an ambitious young screenwriter unexpectedly discovers the true meaning of art and glory; a rider, far off in the fields, is involved in an horrific...
Book cover from The Young Lions by Irwin Shaw
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The Young Lions is a vivid and classic novel that portrays the experiences of ordinary soldiers fighting World War II. Told from the points of view of a perceptive young Nazi, a jaded American film producer, and a shy Jewish boy just married to the love of his life, Shaw conveys, as no other novelist has since, the scope, confusion, and complexity of war.