Burning the Days

4.08 based on 501 ratings & 55 reviews on Goodreads.com
Picador

Publication date: 28.08.2014
ISBN: 9781447250708
Number of pages: 384

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

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
If you were to mark every section worth remembering you'd end up with folded corners on every page, scrawls in every paragraph
GQ
It is years since I read a sharper, more arresting autobiography
Spectator