#51 in series

A Sport and a Pastime

Picador Classic

Book 51 in the series

3.71 based on 4676 ratings & 585 reviews on Goodreads.com
Picador

Publication date: 23.02.2017
ISBN: 9781509823314
Number of pages: 256

Synopsis

With an introduction by Sarah Hall

The 1960s. Philip Dean, a footloose Yale dropout, is touring provincial France and sometimes Paris in a borrowed, once elegant car. He begins a mismatched affair with a young shop girl named Anne-Marie. Together they burn in an everyday but stunningly sensual paradise.

A Sport and A Pastime is a seductive classic that established James Salter's reputation as one of the finest writers of our time. It is remarkable for its eroticism, its luminous prose and its ability to explore the boundaries between what is dreamt and what is lived, between body and soul.

In the media

A tour de force of erotic realism, a romantic cliffhanger
New York Times
One of the finest American writers of his mighty generation
Esquire
Salter is the contemporary writer most admired and envied by other writers . . . He can, when he wants, break your heart with a sentence
Washington Post

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