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There and Then

The Travel Writing of James Salter

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August 9, 2005 | Paperback | 5.6 x 8.3, 296 Pages | ISBN 9781619022850
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"...these essays showcase Salter's writerly touch." —Publishers Weekly

This collection offers two dozen essays and sketches about one of the passions of Salter’s life, travel, a subject beloved by writers across the centuries. Over twenty years of skiing, hiking, climbing – from Colorado to Japan to the Tyrol, from Austria and Switzerland to Germany and France, Salter is an engaging companion sharing his great enthusiasm and adventures.

James Salter’s novels and volumes of memoir have been widely celebrated and he is now recognized as one of America’s most important writers. Susan Sontag once remarked, “[Salter] is among the very few North American writers all of whose work I want to read, whose as yet unpublished books I wait for impatiently.”

About James Salter

JAMES SALTER is the author of six other books, including Light Years, A Sport and a Pastime, and Dusk and Other Stories, for which he was given the PEN/Faulkner Award. He is a member of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. He divides his time between New York and Colorado.


“Short essays by novelist, short story author and prose stylist Salter (Last Night) explore his lifelong romance with Europe and Japan… these essays showcase Salter’s writerly touch.” —Publishers Weekly

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