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A Writer’s Notebook

James Arnold Horowitz (June 10, 1925 – June 19, 2015), better known as James Salter, his pen name and later-adopted legal name, was an American novelist and short-story writer. Originally a career officer and pilot in the United States Air Force, he resigned from the military in 1957 following the successful publication of his first novel, The Hunters.

A recently discovered author for me.  I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed his last novel All that Is. I’m going to read all his novels and I’m sorry there will be no more to enjoy.

In his introduction to Light Years for Penguin Modern Classics. Michael Dirda of the Washington Post is reported to have said that with a single sentence, he could break one’s heart.

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