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Salter, James

Overview
Works: 142 works in 574 publications in 13 languages and 14,448 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Short stories  Domestic fiction  Biography  Drama  Sports films  Erotic fiction  History  Anecdotes 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Editor, Photographer, Bibliographic antecedent, Contributor, Author of introduction, Scenarist, Creator
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 )

28 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Returning to America after World War II, former naval officer Philip Bowman finds a position as a book editor and loses himself in a world of intimate connections and surprising triumphs until he is betrayed by the woman he loves, which sets him on a course he could never have imagined for himself
Light years by James Salter( Book )

77 editions published between 1974 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 1,364 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 )

80 editions published between 1967 and 2017 in 12 languages and held by 1,249 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 )

36 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,150 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 )

33 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,029 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
Solo faces by James Salter( Book )

37 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 760 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"--
Downhill racer by Michael Ritchie( Visual )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and Multiple languages and held by 541 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 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
The hunters by James Salter( Book )

13 editions published between 1957 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 434 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
Life is meals : a food lover's book of days by James Salter( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 400 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
Collected stories by James Salter( Book )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 171 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 161 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 )

7 editions published between 1692 and 1980 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Burning the days : recollection by James Salter( Book )

16 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiografie van de Amerikaanse gevechtsvlieger en scenarioschrijver (1929- )
The arm of flesh by James Salter( Book )

5 editions published between 1961 and 1962 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

West Point by Marcia Lippman( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Still such by James Salter( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Operation homecoming : writing the wartime experience( Recording )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cassada by James Salter( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retells the tale of the lives of a squadron of Air Force pilots in occupied France during wartime
Memorable days : the selected letters of James Salter and Robert Phelps by James Salter( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Salter had written two novels, The Hunters and The Arm of Flesh, but it was his third, remarkable novel A Sport and a Pastime, together with his film Three and a script he had written for Downhill Racer, that in 1969 elicited a letter of admiration from a writer and critic he did not knowRobert Phelps. The correspondence that resulted went on to span two decades. The letters themselves are exceptionally alive, uninhibited, gossipy, touching, and brilliant. The successes of Salter and the struggles of Phelps are fully explored by the writers themselves in an honest exchange only letters
 
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Alternative Names
Horowitz, James

Horowitz, James Arnold, 1925-2015

Iacobus Salter

James Salter Amerikaans schrijver

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-

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Джеймс Сэлтер

ג'יימס סולטר

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A sport and a pastimeLast nightDusk and other storiesSolo facesThe huntersLife is meals : a food lover's book of daysBurning the days : recollectionWest Point