A Sport and a Pastime
Paperback $19.99 - Pan Macmillan UK
Fiction - Published: 28/Feb/2017 - ISBN: 9781509823314
James Salter is the author of the novels <i>Solo Faces</i>,<i> Light Years</i>, <i>A Sport and a Pastime</i>, <i>The Arm of Flesh </i> (revised as <i>Cassada</i>), <i>The Hunters </i>and <i>All That Is</i>; the memoirs <i>Gods of Tin</i> and <i>Burning the Days</i>; and two collections of short stories, <i>Dusk and Other Stories</i> (which won the 1989 PEN/Faulkner Award), and <i>Last Night</i>. He died in 2015 at the age of ninety. The seductive classic that established Salter's reputation as one of the finest prose stylists of our time <p>The seductive classic that established Salter's reputation as one of the finest prose stylists of our time. </p><p>Touring Paris and provincial France in a handsome borrowed car, Philip Dean, Yale drop-out, has an affair with a young French woman named Anne-Marie. Their liaison is imagined with candour and sensitivity by an unnamed narrator, whose fantasies become compellingly and hauntingly real.</p><p><strong><em>A Sport and A Pastime</em></strong> has been hailed as a watershed in American fiction of the 1960s: remarkable for its eroticism, its luminous prose and its ability to blur the boundaries of reality and dream life, daytime and night time, soul and flesh.</p>
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