21 June 2015

James Salter, a "Writer's Writer"

As reported in the 19 June NY Times, author James Salter died this week at age 90.

I'm embarrassed to admit that I have not read any of his work. I never heard of him until I read the obituary, in which Michael Dirda (Washington Post) is quoted as saying that “he can, when he wants, break your heart with a sentence.”

Read the obit and, if you are at all moved, read one of his books.

I did and I will.

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