James Salter

1 A Sport and a Pastime

Author : James Salter
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature  Erotica 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2012-06-05
Description :  <b>The astonishing novel and “tour de force” about a love affair in postwar France from the iconic author of <i>All That Is </i>(<i>The</i><i> New York Times Book Review</i>)<i>.</i></b><br /><br /> Twenty-year-old Yale dropout Phillip Dean is traveling Europe aimlessly in a borrowed car with little money. When he stops for a few days in a church-quiet town near Dijon, he meets Anne-Marie Costallat, a young shop assistant. The two begin an affair both carnal and innocent, and she quickly becomes to him the real France, its beating heart and an object of pure longing.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> James Salter, author of <i>Light Years</i> and the memoir <i>Burning the Days</i>, was an essential voice in the evolution of late twentieth-century prose, a stylist on par with Updike and Roth who won the PEN/Faulkner Award for his collection <i>Dusk and Other Stories</i>. One of the first great American novels to speak frankly of human desire free of guilt and shame, <i>A Sport and a Pastime</i> inspired Reynolds Price to call it “as nearly perfect as any American fiction I know.”<br /> &#xa0;<br /><i>This ebook edition features an illustrated biography of James Salter including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.</i><br /> &#xa0;“As nearly perfect as any American fiction I know.” —<i>The New York Times</i><br /> “Sentence for sentence, Salter is the master.” —Richard Ford<br /> “A feverishly compressed, exquisitely controlled story.” —<i>Los Angeles Times</i>&#xa0;James Salter (1925–2015) was a novelist, short story writer, and screenwriter. Salter grew up in New York City and was a career officer and air force pilot until his mid-30s, when the success of his first novel (<i>The Hunters, </i>1957) led to a full-time writing career. Salter’s potent, lyrical prose earned him acclaim from critics, readers, and fellow novelists. His novel <i>A Sport and a Pastime </i>(1967) was hailed by the <i>New York Times </i>as “nearly perfect as any American fiction.”&#xa0;&#xa0;

2 The Hunters

Author : James Salter
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $15.99
Release Date :  2012-09-01
Description :  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.<br /><br />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.<br /><br />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.<br /><br />Originally published in 1956, <i>The Hunters</i> was James Salter's first novel. Based on his own experiences as a fighter pilot in the Korean War, it is a classic of wartime fiction. Now revised by the author and back in print on the sixty-fifth anniversary of the Air Force, the story of Cleve Connell's war flies straight into the heart of men's rivalries and fears.

3 Solo Faces

Author : James Salter
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Literary  Action & Adventure 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2012-06-05
Description :  <b>“<i>Solo Faces</i>&#xa0;contrasts a devotion to mountain climbing with the earthbound tugs of love and ordinary life . . . A beautifully composed book that will remind readers of Camus and Saint-Exupéry. It exemplifies the purity it describes.” —<i>The Washington Post</i></b>&#xa0;Vernon Rand is a charismatic figure whose great love—whose life, in fact—is climbing. He lives alone in California, where he combats the drudgery of a roofing job with the thrill of climbing in the nearby mountain ranges. Sure of only his talent and nerve, Rand decides to test himself in the French Alps, with their true mountaineering and famed, fearsome peaks. He soon learns that the most perilous moments are, for him, the moments when he feels truly alive.&#xa0;One of the great novels of the outdoors,<i> Solo Faces</i> is as thrilling, beautiful, and immediate as the Alpine peaks that have enthralled climbers for centuries.&#xa0;This ebook features an illustrated biography of James Salter including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.&#xa0;“A terrific novel. Compelling, sad, wise, and kindhearted. Mr. Salter’s prose is rare and stunning . . .” —John Irving&#xa0;“One of the few novels I have read that captures the genuine feel of climbing. Complex and sophisticated.” —A. Alvarez, author of <i>Feeding the Rat</i>&#xa0;“This is a beautiful, sad, even tragic novel about the ways men test themselves and the reason they do it.” —<i>The Boston Globe</i>&#xa0;James Salter (1925–2015) was a novelist, short story writer, and screenwriter. Salter grew up in New York City and was a career officer and air force pilot until his mid-30s, when the success of his first novel (<i>The Hunters, </i>1957) led to a full-time writing career. Salter’s potent, lyrical prose earned him acclaim from critics, readers, and fellow novelists. His novel <i>A Sport and a Pastime </i>(1967) was hailed by the <i>New York Times </i>as “nearly perfect as any American fiction.”&#xa0;

4 Dusk and Other Stories

Author : James Salter & Philip Gourevitch
Genre :  Short Stories  Books  Fiction & Literature  Literary 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2010-07-06
Description :  First published nearly a quarter-century ago and one of the very few short-story collections to win the PEN/Faulkner Award, this is American fiction at its most vital—each narrative a masterpiece of sustained power and seemingly effortless literary grace. Two New York attorneys newly flush with wealth embark on a dissolute tour of Italy; an ambitious young screenwriter unexpectedly discovers the true meaning of art and glory; a rider, far off in the fields, is involved in an horrific accident—night is falling, and she must face her destiny alone. These stories confirm James Salter as one of the finest writers of our time.&#xa0;<br /><br />BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James Salter's<i> All That Is.</i>

5 Gods of Tin

Author : James Salter
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books 
Price :  $13.99
Release Date :  2005-11-10
Description :  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.<br /><br />James Salter is considered one of America's greatest prose stylists. <i>The Arm of Flesh </i>(later revised and retitled <i>Cassada</i>) and his first novel, <i>The Hunters, </i>are legendary in military circles for their descriptions of flying and aerial combat. A former Air Force pilot who flew F-86 fighters in Korea, Salter writes with matchless insight about the terror and exhilaration of the pilot's life.

6 Light Years

Author : James Salter
Genre :  Family  Books  Fiction & Literature  Literary 
Price :  $5.99
Release Date :  1995-01-31
Description :  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, <i>Light Years</i> is a classic novel of an entire generation that discovered the limits of its own happiness—and then felt compelled to destroy it.

7 Cassada

Author : James Salter
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $15.99
Release Date :  2012-09-01
Description :  The lives of officers in an Air Force squadron in occupied Europe encompass the contradictions of military experience and the men's response to a young newcomer, bright and ambitious, whose fate is to be an emblem of their own. In <i>Cassada</i>, Salter captures the strange comradeship of loneliness, trust, and alienation among military men ready to sacrifice all in the name of duty and pride.<br /><br />After futile attempts at ordinary revision, Salter elected to begin with a blank page, to compose an entirely new novel based upon the characters and events of his second long unavailable novel, The Arm of Flesh. The result, <i>Cassada</i>, is a masterpiece.

8 Life Is Meals

Author : James Salter & Kay Salter
Genre :  Cookbooks, Food & Wine  Books  Biographies & Memoirs 
Price :  $14.99
Release Date :  2006-10-17
Description :  From the PEN/Faulkner Award-winning author James Salter and his wife, Kay—amateur chefs and perfect hosts—here is a charming, beautifully illustrated tour de table: a food lover's companion that, with an entry for each day of the year, takes us from a Twelfth Night cake in January to a champagne dinner on New Year's Eve. <i>Life Is Meals </i>is rich with culinary wisdom, history, recipes, literary pleasures, and the authors' own memories of successes and catastrophes.<br /><br />For instance:<br /><br />• The menu on the <i>Titanic </i>on the fatal night<br /><br />• Reflections on dining from Queen Victoria, JFK, Winnie-the-Pooh, Garrison Keillor, and many others<br /><br />• The seductiveness of a velvety Brie or the perfect martini<br /><br />• How to decide whom to invite to a dinner party—and whom not to<br /><br />• John Irving's family recipe for meatballs; Balzac's love of coffee<br /><br />• The greatest dinner ever given at the White House<br /><br />• Where in Paris Samuel Beckett and Harold Pinter had French onion soup at 4:00 a.m.<br /><br />• How to cope with acts of God and man-made disasters in the kitchen<br /><br />Sophisticated as well as practical, opinionated, and indispensable, <i>Life Is Meals </i>is a tribute to the glory of food and drink, and the joy of sharing them with others. "The meal is the emblem of civilization," the Salters observe. "What would one know of life as it should be lived, or nights as they should be spent, apart from meals?"<br /><br />BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James Salter's&#xa0;<i>All That Is.</i>

9 Memorable Days

Author : James Salter, Robert Phelps & John McIntyre
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $14.99
Release Date :  2010-06-21
Description :  James Salter had written two novels, <i>The Hunters</i> and <i>The Arm of Flesh</i>, but it was his third, remarkable novel <i>A Sport and a Pastime</i>, together with his film <i>Three</i> and a script he had written for <i>Downhill Racer</i>, that in 1969 elicited a letter of admiration from a writer and critic he did not know—Robert 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 can divulge. Along with an insightful foreword by Michael Dirda, this book gives voice to a nearly forgotten figure and his friendship with a man he admired.

10 All That Is

Author : James Salter
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2013-04-02
Description :  An extraordinary literary event, a major new novel by the PEN/Faulkner winner and acclaimed master: a sweeping, seductive, deeply moving story set in the years after World War II.<br /><br /> From 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 that he fits in perfectly. But despite his success, what eludes him is love. His first marriage goes bad, another fails to happen, and finally he meets a woman who enthralls him—before setting him on a course he could never have imagined for himself. <br /><br /> Romantic and haunting, <i>All That Is</i> explores a life unfolding in a world on the brink of change. It is a dazzling, sometimes devastating labyrinth of love and ambition, a fiercely intimate account of the great shocks and grand pleasures of being alive.&#xa0;<br />

11 Don't Save Anything

Author : James Salter
Genre :  Essays  Books  Fiction & Literature  Travel & Adventure  Essays & Memoirs  Literary Criticism 
Price :  $25.99
Release Date :  2017-11-01
Description :  <b>"In <i>Don’t Save Anything</i> . . . Kay Eldredge Salter assembles her late husband’s bread-and-butter journalism—yet how delicious good bread and butter can be! . . . As always, Salter emphasizes simple, vivifying details." —Michael Dirda, <i>The Washington Post</i></b> <br /><br /> One of the greatest writers of American sentences in our literary history, James Salter’s acute and glimmering portrayals of characters are built with a restrained and poetic style. The author of several memorable works of fiction—including <i>Dusk and Other Stories</i>, which won the PEN/Faulkner Award—he is also celebrated for his memoir <i>Burning the Days</i> and many nonfiction essays. <br /><br /> In her preface, Kay Eldredge Salter writes, “<i>Don’t Save Anything</i> is a volume of the best of Jim’s nonfiction—articles published but never collected in one place until now. Though those many boxes were overflowing with papers, in the end it’s not really a matter of quantity. These pieces reveal some of the breadth and depth of Jim’s endless interest in the world and the people in it . . . One of the great pleasures in writing nonfiction is the writer’s feeling of exploration, of learning about things he doesn’t know, of finding out by reading and observing and asking questions, and then writing it down. That’s what you’ll find here.” <br /><br /> This collection gathers Salter’s thoughts on writing and profiles of important writers, observations of the changing American military life, evocations of Aspen winters, musings on mountain climbing and skiing, and tales of travels to Europe that first appeared in <i>The New Yorker</i>, <i>Esquire</i>, <i>People</i>, <i>Condé Nast Traveler</i>, the <i>Aspen Times</i>, among other publications.

12 The Art of Fiction

Author : James Salter
Genre :  Literary Criticism  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $15.99
Release Date :  2016-04-11
Description :  James Salter’s exalted place in American letters is based largely on the intense admiration of other writers, but his work resonates far beyond the realm of fellow craftsmen, addressing themes--youth, war, erotic love, marriage, life abroad, friendship--that speak to us all.<br /><br />Following the publication of his first novel, Salter left behind a military career of great promise to write full-time and--through decades of searching, exacting work--became one of American literature’s master stylists. Only months before he died, at the age of eighty-nine, he agreed to serve as the first Kapnick Writer-in-Residence at the University of Virginia, where he composed and delivered the three lectures presented in this book and introduced by his friend and fellow novelist, National Book Award-winning author John Casey. <br /><br />Salter speaks to us here with an easy intimacy, sharing his unceasing enchantment with the books that made up his reading life, including works by Balzac, Flaubert, Babel (whose prose is "like a handful of radium"), Dreiser, Céline, Faulkner. These talks provide an invaluable opportunity to see the way in which a great writer reads. They also offer a candid look at the writing life--the rejection letters, not one but two negative reviews in the New York Times for the same book, writing in the morning or at night and worrying about money during the long afternoons.<br /><br />Salter raises the question, Why does one write? For wealth? For admiration, or a sense of "importance"? Confronting a blank sheet that always offers too many choices, practicing a vocation that often demands one write instead of live, the answer for Salter was creating a style that captured experience, in a world where anything not written down fades away.<br /><br />Kapnick Foundation Distinguished Writer-in-Residence Lectures

13 The Network Challenge (Chapter 5): Social Networks: You've Lost Control

Author : Dawn Iacobucci & James Salter
Genre :  Business & Personal Finance  Books 
Price :  $2.99
Release Date :  2009-05-19
Description :  This chapter provides an overview of social networks, the basic discipline from which ideas and terminology are drawn when characterizing popular phenomena such as “social networking” Internet sites like Facebook. The authors offer the reader a flavor of the theoretical and empirical research conducted by social network scholars since the 1930s. They explore how researchers have used social networks to generate and test economic, sociological, and organizational theories. They also examine broad insights from this research, as well as management implications in areas such as advertising, brands, loyalty, authenticity, and segmentation. The overriding message is that as power shifts from firms to social networks, companies have less control over their own destinies and need to pay more attention to networks.

14 Burning the Days

Author : James Salter
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  1998-09-29
Description :  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.<br /><br /><b>Burning the Days</b> 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.<br /><br />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.<br /><br />Ultimately <b>Burning the Days</b> is an illumination of what it is to be a man, and what it means to become a writer.<br /><br />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, <b>Burning the Days</b> 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.<br /><br />BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James Salter's&#xa0;<i>All That Is.</i>

15 Last Night

Author : James Salter
Genre :  Short Stories  Books  Fiction & Literature  Romance  Contemporary  Literary 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2005-04-19
Description :  <i>Last Night</i> is a spellbinding collection of stories about passion–by turns fiery and subdued, destructive and redemptive, alluring and devastating. These ten powerful stories portray men and women in their most intimate moments. A lover of poetry is asked by his wife to give up what may be his most treasured relationship. A book dealer is forced to face the truth about his life. And in the title story, a translator assists his wife’s suicide, even as he performs a last act of betrayal. James Salter’ s assured style and emotional insight make him one of our most essential writers.<br /><br />BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James Salter's&#xa0;<i>All That Is.</i>

16 Años luz

Author : James Salter
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2014-07-09
Description :  Si <i>Juego y distracción</i> —recientemente reeditada por Salamandra— supuso un paso de gigante en la incipiente carrera de James Salter, <i>Años luz</i>, publicada ocho años más tarde, en 1975, significó claramente su consagración como uno de los grandes maestros de la literatura norteamericana del siglo XX.<br /><br />La escritura diáfana, leve y luminosa de Salter nos asoma al interior del matrimonio de los Berland, cuya vida transcurre entre Manhattan y una vieja casa al norte de Nueva York. Allí, en una suerte de paraíso natural, rodeados de prados y con vistas al río Hudson, Viri, arquitecto al que le apasiona su profesión, y Nedra, una mujer de marcado carácter y una rara elegancia, disfrutan de los paseos, las cenas con amigos y los incontables momentos de sosiego dedicados a jugar con sus dos hijas. Sin embargo, detrás de esta apariencia idílica, el lector descubre las finas líneas de fractura que asoman en la superficie y se van convirtiendo en grietas hasta que, finalmente, desfiguran el paisaje sin posibilidad de reparación.<br /><br />El amor difuminado por el paso del tiempo, como gran protagonista, aguarda a los personajes para envolverlos en una luz final, vespertina, sin retorno. <i>Años luz</i> traza con exquisita sensibilidad los límites y contradicciones de ese estado evanescente de plenitud y bienestar que llamamos felicidad y que anida en lo más profundo de todo ser humano.

17 Phantoms on the Bookshelves

Author : Jacques Bonnet & James Salter
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $13.99
Release Date :  2012-07-05
Description :  The enthralling memoir on the art of living with books Phantoms on the Bookshelves considers how our personal libraries reveal our true natures: far more than merely crowded shelves, they are living labyrinths of our innermost feelings.<br /> The author, a lifelong accumulator of books ancient and modern, lives in a house large enough to accommodate his many thousands of volumes, as well as overspill from the libraries of his friends. While his musings on the habits of collectors from the earliest known libraries are learned, amusing, and instructive, his advice on cataloguing may even save lives. Phantoms on the Bookshelves ranges from classical Greece to contemporary Iceland, from Balzac to Moby-Dick and Google. Rich in wit and wisdom, it will be a lasting delight for all who treasure books.

18 El arte de la ficción

Author : James Salter
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2018-04-05
Description :  En estas tres conferencias dictadas en la Universidad de Virginia a los ochenta y nueve años, pocos meses antes de morir, James Salter desmenuza los aspectos esenciales de su oficio con el mismo tono íntimo y directo tan apreciado por los amantes de la buena literatura. Rememorando sus libros y autores predilectos —entre ellos, <i>Madame Bovary</i>, los cuentos de Bábel, Céline o Faulkner—, Salter desgrana los desafíos que invariablemente balizan la carrera de todo escritor: las cartas de rechazo, las reseñas desfavorables o los desvelos económicos. Asimismo, como narrador de vocación tardía, se interroga con acerada lucidez sobre los motivos que lo impulsaron a escribir: ¿fue sólo por dinero? ¿O también en busca de reconocimiento o admiración? Ante las innumerables posibilidades que ofrece la hoja en blanco, Salter nos confía su meditada respuesta: elaborar un estilo que logre captar la experiencia real ante la certeza de que lo que no queda escrito se desvanece.<br /><br />La elegancia, la claridad y la agudeza de estas páginas deleitarán tanto a los fieles seguidores de James Salter como a los que se acerquen a su obra por primera vez. En ellas el gran novelista norteamericano expone los misteriosos engranajes que consiguen transformar e intensificar nuestra percepción de la realidad, así como revela cuáles son, a su juicio, las lecturas imprescindibles.

19 Juego y distracción

Author : James Salter
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2014-07-09
Description :  Tras la publicación de <i>Quemar los días</i> y <i>La última noche</i>, Salamandra continúa la recuperación en castellano de la obra de James Salter, en este caso la tercera novela del gran escritor estadounidense. Editada por primera vez en 1967, <i>Juego y distracción</i> supuso un punto de inflexión en la trayectoria de Salter y dio la medida de su maestría y ambición literarias. En la actualidad se la considera una lectura insoslayable que, sin duda, contribuirá a engrosar la legión de admiradores que James Salter sigue cosechando en todo el mundo.<br /><br />La novela, que toma prestado su título de un versículo del Corán sobre la esencia de la vida terrenal, narra la historia de amor entre Phillip Dean, un universitario norteamericano que deambula por Europa, y Anne-Marie Costallat, una joven francesa de provincias. Evocada en todo su esplendor erótico, la fogosa aventura de los dos amantes nos llega a través de la imaginación de un solitario compatriota de Phillip. El desdén hacia las convenciones sociales, la entrega incondicional al placer y la indolencia aparecen aquí delineados con un lenguaje conciso, que convierte el cúmulo de impresiones y la mirada reflexiva y sensible del narrador en un himno a la sensualidad.

20 Lysår

Author : James Salter
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Nonfiction  Family & Relationships 
Price :  $28.99
Release Date :  2014-05-20
Description :  I det vakre huset ved Hudson-elven, ikke langt fra New York City, bor Nedra og Viri med sine to barn, hund og ponni. De er paret som alle misunner. Middagsselskapene er intime og festlige, vennene er spennende og kunstneriske. Idyllen er komplett, men lyset blekner litt etter litt – i takt med idealene som forvitrer, for hvert år som går. Det er et godt ekteskap, men samtidig et mindre godt ekteskap og plutselig er det intet ekteskap. Deretter følger vi Nedra og Viri, hver for seg. James Salter er opptatt av nyansene i det indre, tette livet mennesker imellom. Her retter han søkelyset mot det underliggende ingenting mellom to mennesker – og trenger seg inn under den forskjønnede overflaten via en strøm av både flyktige skisser og sylskarpe bilder, der den røde tråden er av og til vanskelig å få øye på. Susan Sontag hevdet at «Salter belønner spesielt dem som opplever lesing som en intens glede» og Richard Ford kaller ham bare «mesteren».

21 Això és tot

Author : James Salter
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2014-03-06
Description :  Philip Bowman és un oficial de la marina nord-americana que combat en la II Guerra Mundial i que viu atacs kamikazes sobre el seu vaixell durant les batalles al Pacífic. Quan torna a casa, estudia a Harvard i troba una feina d’editor en què encaixa perfectament: reunions, viatges i llargues converses carregades d’alcohol. Malgrat el seu èxit professional, el caràcter seductor i les contínues aventures sentimentals, l’amor de debò se li resisteix. Però la vida pot canviar en qualsevol moment. L’obra mestra de James Salter ens parla de la vida, dels llibres, del sexe, però sobretot és una gran història d’amor. <br /><br />“Arriba un moment que t’adones que tot és un somni i que només el que es preserva en l’escriptura té alguna possibilitat de ser real”, James Salter<br /><br />Novel·la romàntica i inoblidable, <i>Això és tot</i> explora una vida que s'obre en un món a punt de canviar. Amor i desamor, venjança i nostàlgia, en una novel·la que, en paraules de John Irving “hauria satisfet Shakespeare.<br /><br />“Això és tot té pocs competidors entre les darreres novel•les nord-americanes”<br />Leo Robson, New Statesman <br /><br />“James Salter és el mestre” <br />RichardFord

22 Todo lo que hay

Author : James Salter
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2014-06-01
Description :  Tres décadas después de la publicación de su anterior novela, la aparición de <i>Todo lo que hay</i> constituyó el acontecimiento literario del año en Estados Unidos. Ambientada en las décadas doradas que siguieron a la Segunda Guerra Mundial, en ella se dan cita los temas, inquietudes y pensamientos que han ocupado a Salter toda su vida, ese afán permanente por capturar los espacios íntimos, evanescentes, que todos albergamos y dejarlos grabados en tinta sobre papel.<br /><br />Tras participar como joven oficial en las batallas navales de Okinawa, Philip Bowman vuelve a casa y, después de pasar por Harvard, consigue un empleo en una pequeña editorial de renombre en Nueva York. En esa época, la edición atañe a un puñado de editoriales en América y Europa que desarrollan su negocio en una frenética actividad social: cócteles, cenas, encuentros en apartamentos de leyenda y conversaciones que se alargan hasta altas horas de la madrugada. En esos ágapes mundanos donde se fraguan acuerdos furtivos y se deciden carreras literarias, Bowman se siente como pez en el agua. Sin embargo, pese a su éxito profesional y a sus infalibles dotes de seductor, el amor duradero parece eludirlo. Cuando finalmente conoce a una mujer que lo fascina, Bowman emprenderá un camino que nunca había pensado transitar.<br /><br />La narración de Salter es un deslumbrante y en ocasiones devastador laberinto de amor y ambición, un retrato intimista de las conmociones y los placeres de estar vivo. El éxito comercial de esta obra cumbre —llegó a los primeros puestos del <i>NYT</i>— contribuirá sin duda a que un público mucho más amplio disfrute de la maestría narrativa de uno de los autores norteamericanos más importantes de su generación.

23 Salter par Salter

Author : James Salter
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature  Literary Criticism 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2016-11-29
Description :  Traduit de l'anglais (États-Unis) par Philippe Garnier et Marc Amfreville.<br /><br /> " Tout ce qui n'est pas écrit, couché sur le papier, disparaît, à part certains moments, scènes et personnages impérissables. "<br /><br /> <i>Salter par Salter</i> réunit les trois dernières allocutions données par James Salter à l'université de Virginie en 2014, ainsi que l'entretien " Tout ce qui n'est pas écrit disparaît ", paru dans la Paris Review en 1993. L'auteur d'Un bonheur parfait s'y confie et évoque les lectures qui l'ont inspiré, la genèse de ses romans, sa vie d'écrivain et ses rencontres, et tente d'analyser ce qui fait un " style ".<br /><br /> Entre exercice d'admiration, souvenirs et pérégrination littéraire, <i>Salter par Salter</i> est l'autoportrait en creux d'une des dernières légendes de la littérature américaine contemporaine.<br />

24 Αυτό είν’ όλο

Author : James Salter
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2014-01-01
Description :  Ρομαντικό και υποβλητικό, το βιβλίο εξερευνά έναν κόσμο στο κατώφλι της αλλαγής. Πρόκειται για μια ιλιγγιώδη, ενίοτε καταστροφική διαδρομή έρωτα και φιλοδοξίας, έναν σκληρό, ενδόμυχο απολογισμό των ισχυρών κλονισμών και των μεγάλων χαρών της ζωής.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> Μετά τον Β´ Παγκόσμιο Πόλεμο, ο αξιωματικός του ναυτικού Φίλιπ Μπόουμαν επιστρέφει στην Αμερική και βρίσκει δουλειά στο χώρο του βιβλίου. Είναι η εποχή που οι εκδόσεις είναι ακόμη προσωπική υπόθεση, πολλοί μικροί εκδοτικοί οίκοι ανθούν στις ΗΠΑ και στην Ευρώπη, οι συγκεντρώσεις σε θρυλικά διαμερίσματα και οι συζητήσεις που συνεχίζονται βαθιά μέσα στη νύχτα δίνουν και παίρνουν. Αυτός ο κόσμος των δείπνων, των συναλλαγών και των λογοτεχνικών σταδιοδρομιών πηγαίνει γάντι στον Μπόουμαν. Όμως παρά την επιτυχία του, εκείνο που του διαφεύγει είναι ο έρωτας. Ο πρώτος του γάμος χαλάει, ένας άλλος δεν ολοκληρώνεται ποτέ, και τέλος συναντάει μια γυναίκα που τον συνεπαίρνει – προτού τον βάλει σ’ ένα δρόμο που ποτέ δεν θα είχε φανταστεί για τον εαυτό του.

25 Alles, was ist

Author : James Salter
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $13.99
Release Date :  2013-09-11
Description :  James Salter ist einer der großen amerikanischen Erzähler unserer Zeit, ein moderner Klassiker, und &#34;Alles, was ist&#34; ist eine Huldigung an das New York der fünfziger und sechziger Jahre, an ein freies, ungezügeltes Leben und die einst so glamouröse Welt der Bücher und der Literatur.<br/> Als Lieutenant Philip Bowman aus dem Pazifischen Krieg zurückkehrt, der Schlacht von Okinawa knapp entronnen, liegt das Leben endlich vor ihm. Er studiert, heuert bei einer Theaterzeitschrift an, beginnt für einen Verlag Manuskripte zu lesen. Alles scheint möglich in dem noch ungebändigten New York. Er wird Lektor in einem angesehenen Verlag, diniert mit Schriftstellern, und er lernt Vivian kennen, Vivian Amussen, das schöne unnahbare Mädchen aus dem Süden.<br/> Bowman heiratet und wird geschieden, er betrügt und wird betrogen. Seine Arbeit, seine Liebschaften, seine Träume, wie alles ihn berührt und über ihn hinweggeht. Nur ein kurzes Flackern zwischen Erinnerung und Vergessen – und doch: alles, was ist.

26 Lichtjahre

Author : James Salter
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2006-02-03
Description :  Auf den ersten Blick ist es paradiesisch: Das privilegierte Leben von Viri und Nedra kreist um Dinnerpartys und Freunde, um einen sonnendurchfluteten Garten, um endlose Ferien am Atlantik mit den Kindern. Doch langsam entblättert sich das Trügerische dieser Idylle: Viri beginnt eine Affäre mit einer jungen Mitarbeiterin, Nedra trifft sich mit einem langjährigen Freund der Familie. In poetischen Bildern führt James Salter uns vor Augen, dass nichts unerbittlicher ist als Zeit und nichts vergänglicher als Glück.

27 Jäger

Author : James Salter
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2014-10-13
Description :  &#34;Die Jäger, 1957 erschienen, ist der erste Roman von Salter und zugleich einer der prägnantesten Nachweise seines Talents. Der Roman ist autobiographisch und stützt sich auf Salters Erfahrungen als Kampfflieger im Koreakrieg. Während auf dem Boden ein schwerer Bürgerkrieg herrscht, wetteifern die Piloten in der Luft in ihren Kampfeinsätzen um die begehrten fünf Kills - den gültigen Nachweis dafür, dass man ein &gt;As&lt; ist. Die Zerrissenheit zwischen der unbedingten Pflicht, für die Sicherheit der Kameraden zu sorgen (die heilige Pflicht des wingman), und der Waghalsigkeit, die nötig ist, um den Feind zu eliminieren, droht Salters Hauptfigur, Cleve Connell, zu zerstören.&#34; Besser als der britische Autor Geoff Dyer kann man diesen Roman kaum beschreiben. Salter war sein literarisches Debüt so wichtig, dass er es 1997 leicht überarbeitete und neu herausbrachte. Mit Erfolg, denn Mark Greif urteilte daraufhin im Times Literary Supplement &#34;Andere Bücher aus jener Zeit sind vergessen - dies hier entpuppt sich als Klassiker.&#34;

28 Charisma

Author : James Salter
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $13.99
Release Date :  2016-12-01
Description :  Dieser Band versammelt die Kurzgeschichten eines der besten Autoren unserer Zeit. &#34;Salter schreibt mit Kenntnis, Präzision und Witz ... Die frühen Geschichten aus den sechziger bis hin zu den achtziger Jahren haben einen jazzigen Rhythmus und den aalglatten, kühlen Glanz der Welt von Mad Men. ... Wir befinden uns in der zweiten Hälfte des Zwanzigsten Jahrhunderts und das World Trade Center befindet sich gerade erst in der Planung. Was kann schon schiefgehen? Und doch geht am Ende so ziemlich alles schief … Salter ist ein Zauberer und seine Wunderwerke sind fein gewirkt, und doch vermögen sie, die alltägliche Wirklichkeit des Lebens kraftvoll zu packen. Wieder und wieder gelingt ihm auf diesen Seiten, was John Updike als die Aufgabe des Schriftstellers definiert hat, nämlich dass er das ›Schöne am Gewöhnlichen‹ zu zeigen habe. Salter zeigt das Gewöhnliche als das, was es wirklich ist: das Wunderbare.&#34; John Banville

29 Cassada

Author : James Salter
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2015-02-16
Description :  Ein amerikanischer Air-Force-Stützpunkt im Deutschland der fünfziger Jahre: zwei Düsenjägerpiloten, in Marseille gestartet, versuchen bei schlechtem Wetter zu landen. Die niedrige Wolkendecke verhindert einen präzisen Anflug, den beiden geht der Treibstoff aus und sie geraten in eine verzweifelte Lage. Captain Isbell und Lieutenant Cassada sind Freunde und Rivalen zugleich, denn beide lieben sie dieselbe Frau und müssen sich nun trotzdem blind aufeinander verlassen.

30 Ein Spiel und ein Zeitvertreib

Author : James Salter
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2010-10-09
Description :  Der Erzähler, ein junger Fotograf, unternimmt eine Autofahrt durch Frankreich in Begleitung seines amerikanischen Freundes Phillip Dean, der sich in Dijon in die 18-jährige Anne- Marie verliebt. In einer Mischung aus Voyeurismus, Eifersucht und schriftstellerischer Neugier versetzt sich der Erzähler ganz in Phillip hinein, rekonstruiert die verzweifelte Affäre zweier ungleicher Menschen, schildert ihre erotische Intensität.

31 In der Wand

Author : James Salter
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2010-10-09
Description :  Vernon Rand ist Bergsteiger. Eines Tages beginnt er Hals über Kopf ein neues Leben. Er verlässt seine Arbeit, seine Frau und fliegt nach Genf, um in den Alpen zu klettern. Zusammen mit seinem Freund Cabot beschließt er, die Nordwand des Dru zu besteigen. In der Wand kommt es zur Katastrophe. Cabot stürzt ab und bleibt gelähmt. Rand kann das nicht akzeptieren und versucht, seinen Freund mit allen Mitteln, körperlich und psychisch, zu heilen.

32 Verbrannte Tage

Author : James Salter
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2010-10-09
Description :  James Salter erzählt von seiner Ausbildung zum Kampfpiloten in West Point, vom Koreakrieg und seiner Zeit als Autor in New York: Er schreibt Drehbücher für Hollywood, in denen er Größen wie Samuel Goldwyn, Irwin Shaw, Roman Polanski oder Robert Redford kennenlernt. Er lebt in Städten wie Rom oder Paris, deren Glanz und Erotik sich in seiner Sprache widerspiegeln, ebenso wie die Leidenschaft zu den Frauen. Verbrannte Tage ist eines der größten autobiographischen Werke unserer Zeit, &#34;ein eindrucksvolles Stück Literatur &#34; (Berliner Zeitung).

33 Dämmerung

Author : James Salter
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2010-10-09
Description :  Mrs. Chandler wird von ihrem Liebhaber verlassen, die beiden erfolgreichen Anwälte Alan und Frank haben nur Vertrauen in das, was sie mit ihren Kreditkarten kaufen können, Eddie folgt den geheimnisvollen Geräuschen der Nacht, Anna vergöttert Guivi und das Au-pair-Mädchen Truus führt einseltsames Doppelleben...<br/> &#34;Trotz der entwaffnenden Virtuosität seines Stils und trotz all der so unterschiedlichen Orte des Geschehens gibt es ein offensichtliches Thema dieser Geschichten. Dieses Buch heißt nicht zufällig so. Die Dämmerung ist das zentrale Bild, ja das Konzept das allem zugrunde liegt. Die Dämmerung ist natürlich jener Moment, an dem das Licht sich ändert, an dem wir die Dinge plötzlich anders sehen, an dem wir uns des unvermeidlichen Hereinbrechens von Chaos und Nacht bewusst werden. Salter schreibt über die Dämmerung, die plötzlich in einer Beziehung herrscht, in einem Leben und – am harschesten – in einer Kultur oder Zivilisation. In seiner lakonischen Schreibe käme dieses Wort nie vor, aber dies sind Geschichten vom Zwielicht mit einem scharfen Bewußtsein dafür, wie erschreckend dünn das Netz des Zutrauens in das ist, was wir Zivilisation nennen, und das uns vor der darunterliegenden Dunkelheit bewahrt.&#34; The New York Times

34 Last Night - Nouvelles complètes

Author : James Salter
Genre :  Short Stories  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2018-06-07
Description :  James Salter n'était pas seulement un des grands romanciers américains du vingtième siècle. Tout au long de sa vie, il a écrit de nombreuses nouvelles qui ont fait sa renommée. <i>Last Night</i> réunit l'intégralité de ces textes.<br /><br /> Que ce soit dans les recueils <i>American Express</i> et <i>Bangkok</i> (l'Olivier, 1995 et 2003) ou dans les quatre nouvelles inédites incluses dans ce volume, on retrouve dans ces formes courtes tout ce qui fait l'univers et le style de Salter : son obsession pour l'amour, l'amitié et l'honneur, le passage du jour à la nuit, de la jeunesse à l'âge adulte, de la vie à la mort, l'appel de la mélancolie et celui du corps des femmes, dans des pages à la sensualité troublante et raffinée.<br /><br /> " En une phrase, James Salter parvient à suggérer une existence entière. "<br /><br /> <i>The New York Times</i><br /><br /> <b>Traduit de l'anglais (États-Unis) par Anne Rabinovitch, Lisa Rosenbaum et Marc Amfreville.</b><br />



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