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A Sport and a Pastime (original 1967; edition 2007)

by James Salter

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Title:A Sport and a Pastime
Authors:James Salter
Info:Picador (2007), Edition: 1, Paperback, 192 pages
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A Sport and a Pastime by James Salter (1967)

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Salter bats .250 on descriptions of sex--"like ministering to a lunatic" is nice. The entirety of his anal sex scenes are inane, and he is guilty of some serious clunkers. But his sheer beauty in language beyond these crimes is so substantial that I can almost forgive forget the missteps in the bedroom. ( )
  bookofmoons | Sep 1, 2016 |
Després de"Això és tot" o de "Last Nights" em vaig atrevir amb aquest pel bon gust que m'havien deixat els primers. No obstant, m'ha costat una mica. En cap cas dic decepcionat, però no he sabut veure cap on anava la història. Llevat d'un parell de passatges espectaculars i una traducció fínissima, m'ha sentit atrapat en la mateixa història tota l'estona. ( )
  the_baptist | Sep 1, 2016 |
Esquire magazine had this on a list of "80 books men should read".


Don't read Esquire magazine or listen to any shit advice they give you

This book was a pile of pretentious shit. ( )
  Stmurdock | Jul 17, 2016 |
Lovely erotic writing, but it could have been just as effective as a short story from my viewpoint. It just seemed to go on and on saying essentially the same thing over and over. ( )
  snash | Feb 23, 2016 |
I'd love to teach this in my lit classes. Students should know how strange good love can be. But alas, I work in the south. ( )
  mkgutierrez | Oct 23, 2015 |
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"As nearly perfect as any American fiction I know," is how Reynolds Price (The New York Times) described this classic that has been a favorite of readers, both here and in Europe, for almost forty years. Set in provincial France in the 1960s, it is the intensely carnal story--part shocking reality, part feverish dream --of a love affair between a footloose Yale dropout and a young French girl. There is the seen and the unseen--and pages that burn with a rare intensity.

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Salter chronicles a love affair between a young shopgirl and an American college dropout against the backdrop of provincial France.

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