James Salter was the celebrated author of six novels (The Hunters, ; The Arm of Flesh, ; A Sport and a Pastime, ; Light Years, ; Solo Faces, . Editorial Reviews. Review. “As nearly perfect as any American fiction I know.” — The New York A Sport and a Pastime: A Novel: Open Road – Kindle edition by James Salter. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or . aris Review Editions had only way to go–up. The first, Harry Matthews’s “Tlooth,” laid an egg. The second, James Salter’s “A Sport and a Pastime,” slowly.

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An evocative near-masterpiece I can’t give it the full five stars because the opening chapters take their time with descriptions that sometimes border on dull, though I feel the contradiction when I say that later on, that sense of description has helped establish the scene in which the action unfolds”A Sport a sport and a pastime by james salter a Pastime” is worth seeking out if you’re interested in topics like “the modern-day American novel,” or if you just want a good summer read that’s not banal.

Penn State University Press. All That Aalter Vintage International. He can, when he wants, break your heart with a sentence. Product details File Size: The fantastic writing aside, the facet of the novel that drove me to internet questing was a seemingly unnecessary reference to Madame Magritte’s suicide.

A Sport and a Pastime by James Salter

They should not be important, perhaps, but they often become so real, so ready to take control of her, these plain qualities hidden by the brilliance of a language and life the taste of ssport he has only just begun to grasp. A Novel Kindle Edition. Topics James Salter Rereading. He is a photographic artist who claims to a a sport and a pastime by james salter interlocutor to capture his subjects unaltered.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The opening chapters set the tone they’re a little over-reliant on description in some ways, but as the novel progresses it’s evident that the narrator slort trying to set the scene for the events that take place.

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