Search Results: "James Salter"


BOOK REVIEW

DON'T SAVE ANYTHING by James Salter
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"Taken together, these pieces attest to a true life, a life well-lived and well-written."
Previously published but not collected until now, these magazine pieces reflect the author's wide range of experience and interests as well as his prose mastery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALL THAT IS by James Salter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 2, 2013

"There are incidental pleasures here but, overall, a disappointing return."
In his first fiction since the story collection Last Night (2005), the acclaimed veteran author chronicles the life and loves of a Manhattan book editor over a 40-year period. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CASSADA by James Salter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"An instructive portrait of the flying life, but one that requires some patience to enjoy."
Salter's earliest (and nearly forgotten) two novels dealt with Air Force pilots—and now, in the literary version of a rescue mission, he has "entirely rewritten" the second one, his long-out-of-print The Arm of Flesh (1961). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LAST NIGHT by James Salter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 25, 2005

"One of the masters displays his wares, to stunning effect."
Matchless narrative economy and surgically precise prose are the identifying marks of this exemplary gathering: ten stories by the semi-legendary veteran author (Burning the Days, 1997, etc.) Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BURNING THE DAYS by James Salter
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"A connoisseur's view of himself and others. (Author tour)"
Glimpses of a writer's past, given as though discreetly decanted. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JAMES JOYCE by Alfonso Zapico
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 3, 2016

"A solid account of the development of a writer not easy to encapsulate."
A graphic biography of the literary master. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BOOK REVIEW

C.L.R. JAMES by Kent Worcester
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1996

"EWSLUGCLR James emerges from this engaging book as a man who lived his life fully and whose work is worthy of further study, and Worcester has done much to rescue his subject from oblivion."
Well-crafted biography of a man once characterized as ``the sharpest and most interesting mind that the British Caribbean has produced in three centuries of learning.'' Although the Trinidadian writer and activist Cyril Lionel Robert James (190189) was at the center of many political and literary movements in his time, he is little known today. ``By the 1960s,'' Worcester observes, ``he was an elder radical statesperson on several continents, famous for his writing and historical impact. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JAMES DEAN by Val Holley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 30, 1995

"A biography by the numbers that never quite adds up. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
The author of this quotidian, excessively anecdotal life of James Dean has done a lot of research, but too rarely does he conjoin it with any real understanding. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEAR JAMES by Jon Hassler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1993

"Hassler satirizes both Minnesotan and European types, but his affection for his people is evident in the great good humor that's pervasive."
Hassler's seventh (North of Hope, 1990, etc.) again delivers the goods: this time, Agatha McGee (who first appeared in A Green Journey, 1985) travels to Italy to visit her old friend and pen-pal James, a Catholic priest. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JAMES GANDOLFINI by Dan Bischoff
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 8, 2014

"Not the last word but an earnest, endearing homage to an outstanding actor."
A bittersweet biography of an intensely private artist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JENNIEMAE & JAMES by Brooke Newman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 30, 2010

"A low-key, sweet portrait of an unusual friendship. Jenniemae is a scene-stealer, though, and the strongest parts of the memoir focus on her and her community."
A grown daughter remembers her troubled, genius father's endearing friendship with their charismatic maid. Read full book review >