Burning the Days

4.09 based on 487 ratings & 56 reviews on Goodreads.com

Publication date: 28.03.2013
ISBN: 9781447231349
Number of pages: 0


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

He can bestow a powerful aura of glamour and heightened significance to even the most casual encounter . . . entertaining, sharply observed . . . pure and ravishing
The Nation
[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
A stylish and moving account of his various incarnations as a fighter pilot, rock climber, screenwriter and novelist . . . written in the heroic language of an American memoir
New Statesman