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- James Salter's “A Sport and a Pastime" is the sexiest book I've read.
- A sport and a pastime
- Beautiful and brutal: how James Salter set the standard for erotic writing
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Ben Cake asked me what I was working on. I told him: a heartbroken gent suffering from Schizophrenia who finds himself in and out of bed with countless women, many of which who do not exist. If this feels a bit out of left field, in addition to writing advertising, I moonlight as a poet and a writer of prose. Ben is the best writer I know and when he tells me to read something, I read it, immediately. A couple days later the novel showed up on my doorstep, I cracked it and I fell head over heels.
James Salter's “A Sport and a Pastime" is the sexiest book I've read.
We have Dusk and Other Stories available now to read in the superior epub and mobi formats! Simply click any of the direct download buttons below for instant access. If you prefer to read online this book by James Salter, then press the ebook reader icon instead. Two New York attorneys newly flush with wealth embark on a dissolute tour of Italy; an ambitious young screenwriter unexpectedly discovers the true meaning of art and glory; a rider, far off in the fields, is involved in an horrific accident—night is falling, and she must face her destiny alone. These stories confirm James Salter as one of the finest writers of our time.
A sport and a pastime
Set in France in the early s, the sad and tender story concerns the erotic affair of American middle-class college drop-out Philip Dean and a young French girl, Anne-Marie, as witnessed by a self-consciously unreliable narrator. The unnamed narrator freely admits that much of his observation is in fact his own fantasy of the couple, and includes a number of sexually-explicit descriptions of their day-to-day existence as he imagines it. Many of the story's events take place in the town of Autun in Burgundy. The book is generally regarded by critics as a modern classic. The book feels utterly true. In , Sarah Hall writing for The Guardian observed that:.
Following a young couple in s France, A Sport and a Pastime asks how we make sense of romance and tells the truth about sexual love. Since its publication in , during the decade of sexual revolution, A Sport and a Pastime has set the standard not only for eroticism in fiction, but for the principal organ of literature — the imagination. What appears at first to be a short, tragic novel about a love affair in France is in fact an ambitious, refractive inquiry into the nature and meaning of storytelling, and the reasons we are compelled to invent, in particular, romances. That such a feat occurs across a mere pages is breathtaking, and though its narrative choreography seems simple, the novel is anything but minor. The narrator is staying in the house of rich friends in Autun, Burgundy, idly photographing the town and trying to uncork provincial culture. Thwarted in his own sexual yearning, he becomes obsessed with the relationship between his fellow guest, a nomadic American dropout, Philip Dean, and a local girl, Anne-Marie. Our narrator is the perfect voyeur, entirely suited to observation and vicariousness, and although not directly engaged in a menage a trois, his agency is crucial.
Beautiful and brutal: how James Salter set the standard for erotic writing
The narrator admits that he describes scenes that he cannot possibly have witnessed. And the theme stated by the hero and the narrator is different from the one that emerges from the characters and action. The two main characters are Phillip Dean, a twenty-four-year-old American, and his lover Anne-Marie Costallat, an eighteen-year-old French girl. Phillip is a schoolboy hero and math prodigy who has dropped out of Yale after a year, traveled in Mexico and California, and is trying to find his true self. His mother has committed suicide.
By James Salter. San Francisco: North Point Press. What is impressive, first of all, in this collection of 11 stories is the range of setting and subject.
The city, which was almost empty during August, now is filling up again. It is being replenished. The restaurants are all reopening, the shops. People are coming back from the country, the sea, from trips on roads all jammed with cars.
Все повернули головы к Сьюзан Флетчер, которая выпрямилась и поднялась со стула. Лицо ее побелело, глаза не отрываясь смотрели на застывший кадр, демонстрировавший неподвижное тело Дэвида Беккера, залитое кровью, брошенное на пол мини-автобуса. - Вы его убили! - крикнула. - Вы его убили! - Она бросилась к экрану, протянула к нему руки. - Дэвид… Все пришли в смятение.
Похоже, не один Танкадо умел создавать абсолютно стойкие шифры. Ее мысли прервал шипящий звук открываемой пневматической двери. В Третий узел заглянул Стратмор. - Какие-нибудь новости, Сьюзан? - спросил Стратмор и тут же замолчал, увидав Грега Хейла. - Добрый вечер, мистер Хейл. - Он нахмурился, глаза его сузились.
Он подумал, что это мы его убили. Он почувствовал, что умирает, и вполне логично предположил, что это наших рук. Тут все совпадает. Он решил, что мы добрались до него и, вероятно, отравили - ядом, вызывающим остановку сердца. Он понимал, что мы могли решиться на это только в одном случае - если нашли Северную Дакоту.
Кардинал Хуэрра послушно кивнул. Дьявол ворвался в святилище в поисках выхода из Божьего дома, так пусть он уйдет, и как можно скорее. Тем более что проник он сюда в самый неподходящий момент.