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Salter, James

Works: 157 works in 772 publications in 12 languages and 19,009 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Romance fiction  Short stories  Biography  Anecdotes  Biographies  Erotic fiction  Drama 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Editor, Photographer, Bibliographic antecedent, Scenarist, Author of introduction, Contributor, Creator
Classifications: PS3569.A4622, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by James Salter
All that is : a novel by James Salter( Book )

59 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 2,205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From his experiences as a naval officer in battles off Okinawa during World War II, Philip Bowman returns to America and finds a position as a book editor. He soon inhabits a world where marriages fail as affairs ignite, alcohol reigns, writers struggle, and publishers hustle
Light years by James Salter( Book )

85 editions published between 1974 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 1,352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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."
A sport and a pastime by James Salter( Book )

88 editions published between 1967 and 2017 in 11 languages and held by 1,251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Salter chronicles a love affair between a young shopgirl and an American college dropout against the backdrop of provincial France
Last night by James Salter( Book )

41 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of short fiction explores the themes of love, honor, friendship, sacrifice, memory, and abandon through the lives of a translator assisting in his wife's suicide, a rare books collector, a profoundly lonely married woman, and other characters
Dusk and other stories by James Salter( Book )

34 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,020 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
The hunters by James Salter( Book )

58 editions published between 1956 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 1,019 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"--Page 4 of cover
Solo faces by James Salter( Book )

41 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This novel exposes the obsession that draws climbers away from civilization to test themselves against the most intimidating and inaccessible mountains in the world. 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 dissapates and he returns to the anonymity he prefers, having thoroughly satisfied himself"--
Cassada by James Salter( Book )

27 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 626 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 Michael Ritchie( Visual )

14 editions published between 1969 and 2015 in English and Multiple languages and held by 558 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
All that is : a novel by James Salter( Recording )

17 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 460 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. 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 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
Life is meals : a food lover's book of days by James Salter( Book )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 398 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
Phantoms on the bookshelves by Jacques Bonnet( Book )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in French and English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study on the art of living with books considers how our personal libraries reveal our true nature, offering up delicious anecdotes along the way
Burning the days : recollection by James Salter( Book )

31 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiografie van de Amerikaanse gevechtsvlieger en scenarioschrijver (1929- )
Collected stories by James Salter( Book )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 182 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 water's edge by Sally Gall( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A lone bather drifts placidly in a crystalline pool. A field of sunflowers bows beneath a sky threatening rain. A long, gleaming wave curves across the surface of a dark lake. At water's edge, the sensuality of immersion, the tactility of water, and the transparency of air combine visually to create an otherworldly terrain, an eerie paradise where nature and dreams meet." "Superb compositions that capture and enhance the ever-changing play of light, water, and land, these ethereal images by photographer Sally Gall are at once ominous and serene, disturbing and reassuring. Suddenly we are made aware of the unconscious that lies just below the unrippled veneer, a storehouse of repressed desires - nature empowered with a soul." "In an eloquent introduction, writer James Salter explores the relationship between the photographer and her subject, as well as the mystery, the longing, and the trepidation that these photographs inevitably conjure up for the viewer."--BOOK JACKET
The arm of flesh by James Salter( Book )

5 editions published between 1961 and 1962 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

West Point by Marcia Lippman( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Still such by James Salter( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of fiction by James Salter( Book )

3 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transcripties van drie lezingen die de beroemde Amerikaanse schrijver, scenarist en gevechtspiloot (1925-2015) kort voor zijn dood hield, met een uitgebreide inleiding van zijn vriend en auteur John Casey
Don't save anything : uncollected essays, articles, and profiles by James Salter( Recording )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of American writer James Salter's previously published nonfiction articles
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Alternative Names
Horowitz, James

Horowitz, James 1925-2015

Horowitz James Arnold

Horowitz, James Arnold, 1925-2015

Iacobus Salter

James Salter Amerikaans schrijver

James Salter amerikanischer Schriftsteller

James Salter amerikansk manusforfattar

James Salter amerikansk manusförfattare

James Salter amerikansk manusforfatter

James Salter amerikansk manuskriptforfatter

James Salter écrivain américain

James Salter scrittore e sceneggiatore statunitense

James Salter US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Salter, James 1925-

Τζέιμς Σάλτερ

Джеймс Сэлтер

ג'יימס סולטר

סולטר, ג'יימס

סלטר, ג'יימס

جيمس سالتر

جیمز سالتر فیلمنامه‌نویس آمریکایی

설터, 제임스 1925-

솔터, 제임스 1925-

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A sport and a pastimeLast nightDusk and other storiesThe huntersSolo facesCassadaLife is meals : a food lover's book of daysBurning the days : recollectionWest Point