Don't Save Anything (Paperback)

Uncollected Essays, Articles, and Profiles

By James Salter, Kay Eldredge Salter (Introduction by)

Counterpoint LLC, 9781640091115, 320pp.

Publication Date: November 13, 2018

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"Its every page offers pleasure, the profound, joyful pleasure of watching a masterful writer at work." --Chicago Tribune

"In Don't Save Anything . . . Kay Eldredge Salter assembles her late husband's bread-and-butter journalism--yet how delicious good bread and butter can be " --Michael Dirda, The Washington Post

One of the greatest writers of American sentences in our literary history, James Salter's acute and glimmering portrayals of characters are built with a restrained and poetic style. In her preface, Kay Eldredge Salter writes, "Don't Save Anything is a volume of the best of Jim's nonfiction--articles published but never collected in one place until now. These pieces reveal some of the breadth and depth of Jim's endless interest in the world and the people in it.

About the Author

JAMES SALTER, born in 1925, grew up in New York City and was a career officer and air force pilot until the success of his first novel, The Hunters, led to a full-time writing career. He was the recipient of a PEN/Faulkner Award and the PEN/Malamud Award, among others. He died on June 19, 2015, at ninety years old.