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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Set in France in the early s, the sad and tender story concerns the erotic affair of American middle-class college drop-out Philip Dean and a young French girl, Anne-Marie, as witnessed by a self-consciously unreliable narrator. His evocations are both intricately faceted and vastly dimensional — a France of weather and architecture, history, flavour inhabited by characters as familiar, contrary, seasoned and unknowable as any human can be.

A Novel Kindle Edition. Read more Read less. What can it be, beyond temporal, beyond a sport and a pastime by james salter Whatever it is you desire appears from behind the veil of shame or fantasy or nostalgia, or sheer impossibility, and in its presence, you are revealed to yourself.

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Rated by customers interested in. Out of the force of his desire, the nameless narrator of the novel becomes an omniscient narrator, at least in relation to all things regarding Dean and Anne-Marie. The love affair is recounted by a nameless narrator who was once acquainted with the couple, Philip and Anne-Marie. It is certainly an exemplar of writing. It was probably better than what we would film, more interesting.


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See all reviews. He waits for her to put on her coat. It is half an hour before they jaems apart, spent, and call for breakfast. Export Citation Export to RefWorks.

Published 1 year ago. To read Salter’s work is always to embark on a journey through a life lived – psatime beautiful and the colourless, the tragic and the sustaining. Its narrow courts, the faint rotten odour within, orange peels lying in the corners. A Sport and a Pastime: He is an inhabitant.

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Earning the love of a nation means first risking his heart. So, even if I’m stretching the Surrealist point a bit, this book has me thinking of writing an expository essay on the topic. This was before Viagra—you had to have an honest hard-on to shoot. When I say to you James Salter is one of my heroes, that is what I mean. This article about an erotic novel of the s is a stub. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.

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The book is generally regarded by critics as a modern classic. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. I’d never heard of James Salter, to be honest. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. They were never supposed to meet. In addition, Style publishes reviews, review-essays, surveys, interviews, translations, enumerative and annotated bibliographies, and reports on conferences, Web sites, and software.


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Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Twenty-year-old Yale dropout Phillip Dean is traveling Europe aimlessly in a borrowed car with little money. Most recent customer reviews. Is this feature helpful? Export a Text file For BibTex.

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He is a photographic artist who claims to a doubting uames to capture his subjects unaltered. For the way they can hold onto what the rest of us would put away as dangerous, they become heroes, the ones who emerge with the one thing we hoped a sport and a pastime by james salter keep secret, but know we need.

So this xalter a shot-in-the-dark sort of purchase, and I’m glad I made it. A one-month fling turns into much more when a feisty American collides with an older hot Scot. Many of the story’s events take place in the town of Autun in Burgundy.

Dean and Anne-Marie were knowable to me, types I more or less understood.