Burning the Days Recollection

Salter James

CHF 15.80
Alerter avant parution Précommander Ajouter au panier Ajouter e-book

Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group Digital
février 2011
Ebook EPUB
Autres formats
  • Résumé

In this brilliant book of recollection, one of America's finest writers re-creates people, places, and events spanning some fifty years, bringing to life an entire era through one man's sensibility. Scenes of love and desire, friendship, ambition, life in foreign cities and New York, are unforgettably rendered here in the unique style for which James Salter is widely admired.

Burning the Days captures a singular life, beginning with a Manhattan boyhood and then, satisfying his father's wishes, graduation from West Point, followed by service in the Air Force as a pilot. In some of the most evocative pages ever written about flying, Salter describes the exhilaration and terror of combat as a fighter pilot in the Korean War, scenes that are balanced by haunting pages of love and a young man's passion for women.

After resigning from the Air Force, Salter begins a second life, becoming a writer in the New York of the 1960s. Soon films beckon. There are vivid portraits of actors, directors, and producers--Polanski, Robert Redford, and others. Here also, more important, are writers who were influential, some by their character, like Irwin Shaw, others because of their taste and knowledge.

Ultimately Burning the Days is an illumination of what it is to be a man, and what it means to become a writer.

Only once in a long while--Vladimir Nabokov's Speak, Memory or Isak Dinesen's Out of Africa--does a memoir of such extraordinary clarity and poer appear. Unconventional in form, Burning the Days is a stunning achievement by the writer The Washington Post Book World said "inhabits the same rarefied heights as Flannery O'Connor, Paul Bowles, Tennessee Williams and John Cheever" --a rare and unforgettable book.

From the Trade Paperback edition.
Bio de l'auteur
Sommaire / contenu
Nous vous suggérons aussi
Gang Leader for a Day: A Rogue Sociologist Takes to the Streets Venkatesh, William B Ransford Professor of Sociology Sudhir (Department of Sociology, Columbia University) CHF 17.70
Barbarian Days Finnegan, William CHF 16.60
Year of Magical Thinking, The Didion, Joan CHF 14.90
Kate: The Kate Moss Book Moss, Kate Baron, Fabien
Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography Wilder, Laura Ingalls CHF 46.40
Argonauts, The Nelson, Maggie (CalArts) CHF 16.40
Eminem: The Way I Am Eminem CHF 28.20
Retour en haut de page