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    DescriptionJames Salter is an author with an impassioned following among contemporary readers, writers, and critics, and Dusk and Other Stories is among his signal achievements. First published nearly a quarter-century ago, and one of the very few short-story collections to win the PEN/Faulkner Award, this is American fiction at its most vital--each narrative a masterpiece of sustained power and seemingly effortless literary grace. These stories chart the myriad moments and details that, taken together, shape a fate. Two New York attorneys newly flush with wealth embark on a dissolute tour of Italy. A divorced woman learns that she is about to lose the last thing of real value to her. 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. Each of these stories is told with weighted calm, with a lingering mixture of precision and sudden revelation. They confirm James Salter as one of the finest writers of our time.


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    Title
    Dusk and Other Stories
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) James Salter, Introduction by Philip Gourevitch
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 138
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 211 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 299 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780679643623
    ISBN 10: 0679643621
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC E4L: SST
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.2
    BIC subject category V2: FYB
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11110
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: APPR/RDRCAT
    LC subject heading: ,
    Abridged Dewey: 810
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 81
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 810
    B&T Approval Code: P26107180
    BISAC V2.8: FIC029000, FIC019000
    LC classification: PS3569.A4622 D8 2010
    Edition
    1
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Random House USA Inc
    Publication date
    06 July 2010
    Author Information
    James Salter is the author of the novels Solo Faces, Light Years, A Sport and a Pastime, The Arm of Flesh (revised as Cassada), and The Hunters; the memoirs Gods of Tin and Burning the Days; and the collection, Dusk and Other Stories which won the 1989 PEN/Faulkner Award. He lives in Colorado and on Long Island.   Philip Gourevitch is the author of We Wish to Inform You that Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families, A Cold Case, and The Ballad of Abu Ghraib. He has served as editor of The Paris Review and is a longtime staff writer for The New Yorker.
    Review quote
    "[James Salter] can suggest in a single sentence, an individual's entire history, the complex interplay of longing and fear, hope and need, that has brought about the present. In doing so, these stories glimmer with the magic of fiction; they pull us, hungrily, into the mundane drama of their characters' lives."--"New York Times" "Salter's prose is rare and stunning."--John Irving "Salter inhabits the same rarified heights as Flannery O'Connor, Paul Bowles, Tennessee Williams, and John Cheever."--"Washington Post Book World " "There is scarcely a writer alive who could not learn from his passion and precision of language."--Peter Mathiessen "Admirers of James Salter's fiction speak of it reverently, with delicacy, almost in awe, expressions of enthusiasm befitting the work."--Elizabeth Benedict