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Salter, James

Overview
Works: 175 works in 544 publications in 5 languages and 14,821 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Short stories  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Drama  Anecdotes  Diaries  History  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Editor, Photographer, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Author of introduction, Printer, Contributor, Scenarist
Classifications: PS3569.A4622, 813.54
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Most widely held works by James Salter
All that is : a novel by James Salter ( Book )
20 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"From his experiences as a young naval officer in battles off Okinawa, Philip Bowman returns to America and finds a position as a book editor. It is a time when publishing is still largely a private affair--a scattered family of small houses here and in Europe--a time of gatherings in fabled apartments and conversations that continue long into the night. In this world of dinners, deals, and literary careers, Bowman finds that he fits in perfectly. But despite his success, what eludes him is love"--Dust jacket flap
Last night by James Salter ( Book )
22 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 1,086 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A superbly accomplished new collection explores the acclaimed author's signature themes: love, honor, sacrifice, friendship, and abandon. In these taut, powerful stories, Salter portrays men and women in their most intimate moments
A sport and a pastime by James Salter ( Book )
32 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in English and held by 1,033 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The growth and demise of a love affair is chronicled in Salter's portrait of the relationship between a young Yale dropout and the provincial French girl who becomes his mistress
Light years by James Salter ( Book )
27 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,001 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This exquisite, resonant novel by PEN/Faulkner winner James Salter is a brilliant portrait of a marriage by a contemporary American master. It is the story of Nedra and Viri, whose favored life is centered around dinners, ingenious games with their children, enviable friends, and near-perfect days passed skating on a frozen river or sunning on the beach. But even as he lingers over the surface of their marriage, Salter lets us see the fine cracks that are spreading through it, flaws that will eventually mar the lovely picture beyond repair. Seductive, witty, and elegantly nuanced, Light Years is a classic novel of an entire generation that discovered the limits of its own happiness'and then felt compelled to destroy it
The hunters by James Salter ( Book )
31 editions published between 1956 and 2012 in English and held by 889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Captain Cleve Connell has already made a name for himself among pilots when he arrives in Korea during the war there to fly the newly operational F-86 fighters against the Soviet MIGs. His goal, like that of every fighter pilot, is to chalk up enough kills to become an ace. But things do not turn out as expected. Mission after mission proves fruitless, and Connell finds his ability and his stomach for combat questioned by his fellow airmen: the brash wing commander, Imil; Captain Robey, an ace whose record is suspect; and finally, Lieutenant Pell, a cocky young pilot with an uncanny amount of skill and luck. Disappointment and fear gradually erode Connell's faith in himself, and his dream of making ace seems to slip out of reach. Then suddenly, one dramatic mission above the Yalu River reveals the depth of his courage and honor"--P. [4] of cover
Dusk and other stories by James Salter ( Book )
11 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in English and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Solo faces by James Salter ( Book )
17 editions published between 1979 and 2008 in English and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"James Salter captures the adventure of Gary, a roofer of churches, who feels restrained by conventions and flat ground. Unable to find happiness in his life, he travels to southern France to climb to the summits of the Alps. He finds peace and happiness within himself soon after. But when fellow climbers are trapped on the mountain, he makes a daring one-man rescue during a storm that brings him the notice he has always shunned. But the glory quickly dissipates and he returns to the anonymity he prefers, having thoroughly satisfied himself."--Amazon.com
Cassada by James Salter ( Book )
15 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Retells the tale of the lives of a squadron of Air Force pilots in occupied France during wartime
Downhill racer by Robert Redford ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
David Chappellet, a ruthlessly ambitious skier competing for Olympic gold with an underdog American team in Europe, clashes with his coach, who tries to temper the upstart's narcissistic drive for glory
Life is meals : a food lover's book of days by James Salter ( Book )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Celebrates the pleasures of food in a volume that includes an entry for every day of the year and contains a host of culinary wisdom, recipes, history, food lore, and personal reminiscences
All that is a novel by James Salter ( Recording )
11 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After his experiences as a young naval officer in battles off Okinawa, Philip Bowman returns to America and finds a position as a book editor. Bowman finds he fits in perfectly. But despite his success, love eludes him. His first marriage goes bad, another fails to happen, and finally he meets a woman who enthralls him and sets him on a course he could never have imagined for himself
The water's edge by Sally Gall ( Book )
3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dusk and other stories by James Salter ( Book )
6 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Offers a collection of stories that expose the surface beauty of relationships and places, as well as their underlying flaws, reflecting the moments, experiences, and details that shape lives
Alles wat is by James Salter ( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in Dutch and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Een Amerikaanse man in de tweede helft van de twintigste eeuw keert na heftige ervaringen in de oorlog met Japan terug naar New York, waar hij als redacteur gaat werken bij een uitgeverij
Solo faces by James Salter ( )
2 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vernon Rand is a charismatic figure whose great love--whose life, in fact--is climbing. He lives alone in California, where he combats the drudgery of a roofing job with the thrill of climbing in the nearby mountain ranges. Sure of only his talent and nerve, Rand decides to test himself in the French Alps, with their true mountaineering and famed, fearsome peaks. He soon learns that the most perilous moments are, for him, the moments when he feels truly alive
Collected stories by James Salter ( Book )
5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
James Salter is one of the finest writers of our time. From his first published story in the Paris Review in 1968, Salter's work in the form has been universally acclaimed: five have appeared in O. Henry collections, Dusk and Other Stories won the 1989 PEN/Faulkner Award, and more recently he was the recipient of PEN USA's 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award, the 2010 REA Prize for the short story, and the 2012 PEN/Malamud Award. Each indelible narrative in the Collected Stories is marked by Salter's great literary grace, his ability to show the subtleties of a character or situation with precision, and his equally assured ability to command reversals of fortune or shocking revelations. The stories concern men and women in their most intimate moments, struggling with loss, desire, or the burden of memory. A fallen rider lies in a field, alone but for the knowledge that these may be her last twenty minutes. A man assisting in his wife's suicide is devastated by the aftermath. Two New York attorneys on a trip to Italy discover that their recent wealth affords them the possibility of a higher life, the reality of which is somewhat sordid. A young woman is unable to share a life-changing piece of news with her closest friends. Including his two published collections, Dusk and Other Stories (1988) and Last Night (2005), and the previously uncollected 'Charisma', this volume confirms indisputably that 'James Salter is a master of the great American short story'(The Times)
The arm of flesh by James Salter ( Book )
5 editions published between 1961 and 1962 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
West Point by Marcia Lippman ( Book )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Still such by James Salter ( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Operation homecoming writing the wartime experience ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Horowitz, James
Salter, James
Salter, James M. II
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