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Burning the Days

4.07 based on 519 ratings & 56 reviews on Goodreads.com

Synopsis

This is the brilliant memoir of a man who starts out in Manhattan and comes of age in the skies over Korea, before emerging as one of America's finest authors in the New York of the 1960s.
Burning the Days showcases James Salter's uniquely beautiful style with some of the most evocative pages about flying ever written, together with portraits of the actors, directors and authors who later influenced him. It is an unforgettable book about passion, ambition and what it means to live and to write.

In the media

[His] account of air combat in Korea . . . stands as a masterpiece of battle writing in this century . . . His prose is in flight
Los Angeles Times Book Review
An extraordinarily gifted composer of prose . . . [a] teller of memorable stories. . . . It isn't often that a writer of superlative skills knows enough about flying to write well about it; Saint-Exupérywas one; Salter is another
New York Times Book Review
He has written three books that everyone should read before they die: A Sport and a Pastime, Light Years and his recollections, Burning the Days
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