The Art of Fiction
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
This final work from the late James Salter offers a master’s thoughts, at the age of eighty-nine, on his influences, his long life in fiction and film, and how he crafted experience into novels and stories that have endured. Justly celebrated for his style, Salter writes here with a tone that is easy, conversational, wise, while it conveys his belief in the power, even the heroism, of great writing. National Book Award winner John Casey introduces these essays with his own thoughts on the career and contributions of his friend and fellow novelist.