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.
Listen to the late, great James Salter discussing his long, remarkable career.
James Salter has a well-deserved reputation as one of the finest writers of our time, Picador Senior Editor, Kris Doyle offers some expert advice to anyone unsure of where to get started.
The writer James Salter has died aged 90.
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