Burning the Days: Recollection
By (author) James Salter
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Burning the Days: Recollection by James Salter
Book DescriptionIn this brilliant book of recollection, one of America's finest writers recreates people, places, and events spanning some 50 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 '60s. Soon films beckon. There are vivid portraits of actors, directors, and producers -- Polanski, 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, MemoryOut of Africa" --does a memoir of such extraordinary clarity and power appear. Unconventional in form, "Burning the Days" is a stunning achievement.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780394759487
(204mm x 133mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Vintage Books
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 1-May-2003
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - James Salter
James Salter is the author of A Sport and a Pastime (now in Modern Library), Light Years, The Hunters, Solo Faces, and Dusk and Other Stories, which won the PEN/Faulkner Award in 1988. He lives in Colorado and Long Island. "From the Hardcover edition."
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