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Memorable Days

The Selected Letters Of James Salter And Robert Phelps

By James Salter

James Salter had written two novels, The Hunters and The Arm of Flesh, but it was his third, remarkable novel A Sport and a Pastime, together with his film Three and a script he had written for Downhill Racer, that in 1969 elicited a letter of admiration from a writer and critic he did not know—Robert Phelps. The correspondence that resulted went on to span two decades. The letters themselves are exceptionally alive, uninhibited, gossipy, touching, and brilliant. The successes of Salter and the struggles of Phelps are fully explored by the writers themselves in an honest exchange only letters can divulge. Along with an insightful foreword by Michael Dirda, this book gives voice to a nearly forgotten figure and his friendship with a man he admired.

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Book

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  • 813.54 Sal, Nonfiction

Publish Date

2010

ISBN

1582436053


Format: Book
Author: Salter, James
Summary: A collection of selected correspondence between the two authors, detailing their personal and professional trials, mutual admiration, and a friendship that spanned two decades.
Title: Memorable days : the selected letters of James Salter and Robert Phelps / edited by John McIntyre; foreword by Michael Dirda.
Publisher Date: Berkeley : Counterpoint : Distributed by Publishers Group West, 2010.
Subject: Salter, James -- Correspondence. Phelps, Robert, 1922- -- Correspondence.
Isbn: 1582436053 9781582436050
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 1
Call Number: 813.54 Sal
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Bib Id: 359500

Format: Book
Author: Salter, James
Summary: A collection of selected correspondence between the two authors, detailing their personal and professional trials, mutual admiration, and a friendship that spanned two decades.
Title: Memorable days : the selected letters of James Salter and Robert Phelps / edited by John McIntyre; foreword by Michael Dirda.
Publisher, Date: Berkeley : Counterpoint : Distributed by Publishers Group West, 2010.
Description: xxvii, 212 p. ; 22 cm.
Subjects: Salter, James -- Correspondence.
Subjects: Phelps, Robert, 1922- -- Correspondence.
Other Author: Phelps, Robert, 1922-
Other Author: McIntyre, John, 1978-
Notes: Includes index.
LCCN: 2010005453
ISBN: 1582436053
ISBN: 9781582436050
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: 813.54 Sal