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Salter, James

Works: 144 works in 584 publications in 12 languages and 16,028 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Short stories  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Drama  Anecdotes  Diaries  History  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Editor, Photographer, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction, Scenarist, Contributor, Creator
Classifications: PS3569.A4622, 813.54
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All that is : a novel by James Salter( Book )
36 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,223 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
Light years by James Salter( Book )
63 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 1,302 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
A sport and a pastime by James Salter( Book )
46 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,145 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 )
24 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 1,106 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
Dusk and other stories by James Salter( Book )
19 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and held by 956 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 )
33 editions published between 1956 and 2012 in English and held by 912 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 )
34 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 877 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 )
26 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 682 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 )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 457 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 )
15 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 451 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 )
12 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 432 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
The water's edge by Sally Gall( Book )
3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Collected stories by James Salter( Book )
6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 124 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)
Burning the days : recollection by James Salter( Book )
21 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this brilliant book of recollection, one of America's finest writers re-creates people, places, and events spanning some fifty years, bringing to life an entire era through one man's sensibility. Scenes of love and desire, friendship, ambition, life in foreign cities and New York, are unforgettably rendered here in the unique style for which James Salter is widely admired. Burning the Days captures a singular life, beginning with a Manhattan boyhood and then, satisfying his father's wishes, graduation from West Point, followed by service in the Air Force as a pilot. In some of the most evocative pages ever written about flying, Salter describes the exhilaration and terror of combat as a fighter pilot in the Korean War, scenes that are balanced by haunting pages of love and a young man's passion for women. After resigning from the Air Force, Salter begins a second life, becoming a writer in the New York of the 1960s. Soon films beckon. There are vivid portraits of actors, directors, and producers--Polanski, Robert Redford, and others. Here also, more important, are writers who were influential, some by their character, like Irwin Shaw, others because of their taste and knowledge. Ultimately Burning the Days is an illumination of what it is to be a man, and what it means to become a writer. Only once in a long while--Vladimir Nabokov's Speak, Memory or Isak Dinesen's Out of Africa--does a memoir of such extraordinary clarity and power appear. Unconventional in form, Burning the Days is a stunning achievement by the writer The Washington Post Book World said "inhabits the same rarefied heights as Flannery O'Connor, Paul Bowles, Tennessee Williams and John Cheever" --a rare and unforgettable book. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James Salter's All That Is
The arm of flesh by James Salter( Book )
5 editions published between 1961 and 1962 in English and held by 92 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
Laatste nacht : verhalen by James Salter( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in Dutch and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Verhalen over het verlangen naar echte liefde en de onmogelijkheid om hierover te communiceren
Operation homecoming writing the wartime experience ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The triumphs of the holy Jesus, or, A divine poem of the birth, life, death, and resurrection of our Saviour by James Salter( Book )
3 editions published in 1692 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Horowitz, James
Salter, James 1925-
English (312)
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