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Salter, James

Works: 138 works in 580 publications in 13 languages and 15,315 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Short stories  Biography  Domestic fiction  Drama  Sports films  Anecdotes  Diaries  Erotic fiction 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Editor, Photographer, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction, Creator, Scenarist, Contributor
Classifications: PS3569.A4622, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by James Salter
A sport and a pastime by James Salter( Book )

78 editions published between 1967 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 1,196 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 1,155 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 1,028 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 )

38 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 768 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 Robert Redford( Visual )

10 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 523 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 459 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 )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 433 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 hunters by James Salter( Book )

12 editions published between 1957 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 432 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
Collected stories by James Salter( Book )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 168 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 arm of flesh by James Salter( Book )

5 editions published between 1961 and 1962 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

West Point by Marcia Lippman( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 75 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

Dwars door de dagen : autobiografie by James Salter( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in Dutch and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiografie van de Amerikaanse gevechtsvlieger en scenarioschrijver (1929- )
Burning the days : recollection by James Salter( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These memoirs of writer James Salter span fifty years, covering his childhood in Manhattan, graduation from West Point, service as an Air Force pilot in the Korean War, and career as a writer
Operation homecoming writing the wartime experience( Recording )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cassada by James Salter( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retells the tale of the lives of a squadron of Air Force pilots in occupied France during wartime
Gods of tin : the flying years by James Salter( Book )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A singular life often circles around a singular moment, an occasion when one's life in the world is defined forever and the emotional vocabulary set. For the extraordinary writer James Salter, this moment was contained in the fighter planes over Korea where, during his young manhood, he flew more than one hundred missions. James Salter is considered one of America's greatest prose stylists. The Arm of Flesh (later revised and retitled Cassada) and his first novel, The Hunters, are legendary in military circles for their descriptions of flying and aerial combat. A former Air Force pilot who fle
Memorable days : the selected letters of James Salter and Robert Phelps by James Salter( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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
There & then : the travel writing of James Salter by James Salter( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This is a collection of writing about one of James Salter's passions--travel. An exceptional companion with whom to share experiences, Salter hikes, skis and climbs along the way, often with notable sportsmen. Some of the pieces are brief and poignant, while others develop slowly and unfold with Salter's inimitable restrained elegance. All of them are infused with the skill of a novelist who just as astutely describes the sheer drop of a ski run as he does the façade of a château
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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-

Τζέιμς Σάλτερ

Джеймс Сэлтер

ג'יימס סולטר

جیمز سالتر فیلمنامه‌نویس آمریکایی

설터, 제임스 1925-

솔터, 제임스 1925-

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Last nightDusk and other storiesSolo facesLife is meals : a food lover's book of daysThe huntersWest PointBurning the days : recollectionCassada