Collected Stories by James Salter

By James Salter

James Salter is likely one of the most interesting writers of our time. From his first released tale within the Paris evaluate in 1968, Salter's paintings within the shape has been universally acclaimed: 5 have seemed in O. Henry collections, Dusk and different Stories received the 1989 PEN/Faulkner Award, and extra lately he was once the recipient of PEN USA's 2010 Lifetime success Award, the 2010 REA Prize for the quick tale, and the 2012 PEN/Malamud Award.

Each indelible narrative within the Collected Stories is marked via Salter's nice literary grace, his skill to teach the subtleties of a personality or state of affairs with precision, and his both guaranteed skill to command reversals of fortune or surprising revelations. The tales drawback women and men of their such a lot intimate moments, being affected by loss, wish, or the load of reminiscence. A fallen rider lies in a box, by myself yet for the data that those could be her final twenty mins. a guy aiding in his wife's suicide is devastated by way of the aftermath. long island lawyers on a visit to Italy detect that their fresh wealth presents them the opportunity of a better existence, the truth of that's a bit sordid. a tender lady is not able to proportion a life-changing piece of stories together with her closest friends.

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Jeg trækker mig altså bort fra konen og tænker: skal der betales for hende så lat Edvar­ da betale selv, hun og hendes far har bedre råd end jeg. Og Edvarda betaler ganske rigtig selv. I den retning er hun storartet, hun mangler ingenlunde hjærte. Men så6i sant som jeg sitter her, hun hadde ventet at jeg skulde ha betalt for kahytsplass til konen og den lille, jeg så det på hendes blik. Hvad så videre? Konen reiste sig og tak­ ket for den store hjælp. Tak ikke mig, men tak den herre dér, svarte Edvarda og peker med rolig mine på mig.

Oho, doktoren har noget å hævne, tænkte jeg og jeg sa: Si mig nu også, doktor, hvorfor De har hat den store møie og besværlighet å meddele mig alt dette? Skal jeg hjælpe Dem med å tukte Edvarda? 62 ‘ IA Forresten er hun varm som en vulkan, fortsatte han uten å agte på mit spørsmål. De spurte om ingen kunde vinde hende. Jo hvorfor ikke? Hun venter på sin prins, lan er ikke kommet, hun tar atter og atter feil, hun trod­ de også at De var prinsen, især da De hadde dyreblik, haha. Hør, hr. løitnant.

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