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Description - Gods of Tin by James Salter

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 recipient of the PEN/Faulkner Award this moment was contained in the fighter planes over Korea where, during his young manhood, he flew more than one hundred missions. The editors have gathered selections and photographs from a journal Salter kept during the Korean War, published here for the first time, and assembled selections from two novels, The Hunters and Cassada, and from the author's celebrated memoir, Burning the Days. As commented in a brief introduction, "It is, as a record of the day-to-day, mission-to-mission life of a young fighter pilot, a remarkable document by any standard. But it provides as well a view into the 'crucible of a writer's beginnings, like pencil studies that precede a painting, in which the essential qualities of the artist's hand are unmistakable.'"

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781593760793
ISBN-10: 1593760795
Format: Paperback / softback
(185mm x 134mm x mm)
Pages: 176
Imprint: Shoemaker & Hoard, Div of Avalon Publishing Group Inc
Publisher: Shoemaker & Hoard, Div of Avalon Publishing Group Inc
Publish Date: 10-Nov-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - James Salter

James Salter is considered one of America's greatest prose stylists. 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.

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