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Salter, James

Works: 114 works in 569 publications in 13 languages and 16,226 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Biography  Short stories  Drama  Anecdotes  Diaries  History  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Editor, Photographer, Bibliographic antecedent, Contributor, Author of introduction, Creator, Scenarist
Classifications: PS3569.A4622, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by James Salter
All that is : a novel by James Salter( Book )

41 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 2,054 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 )

65 editions published between 1974 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 1,286 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."
Last night by James Salter( Book )

32 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sport and a pastime by James Salter( Book )

62 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

32 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,009 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 )

40 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 871 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 )

35 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 750 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 )

24 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 629 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 )

9 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 462 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 )

14 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 450 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
Life is meals : a food lover's book of days by James Salter( Book )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 3 languages 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 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected stories by James Salter( Book )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 130 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 )

25 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un ancien pilote de l'US Air Force, qui a fait la guerre de Corée, devient journaliste et romancier. Il parcourt l'Europe et séjourne à Paris, sa ville de prédilection. Un récit qui se signale par la générosité foisonnante des souvenirs évoqués et l'absence de prétention. [SDM]
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 76 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 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Véra's butterflies : first editions by Vladimir Nabokov inscribed to his wife by Sarah Funke( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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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Last nightA sport and a pastimeDusk and other storiesThe huntersSolo facesCassadaLife is meals : a food lover's book of daysBurning the days : recollection