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James Salter (I) (1925–2015)

Salter is considered one of the finest "writers' writers" in the U.S. in the second half of the 20th century. Born in 1925 in Passaic, NJ, Salter had his work published in _Poetry_ magazine while still in high school. His father, a former West Pointer, convinced him to attend the military institute, from which he graduated in 1945. His exploits as... See full bio »

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 2004/III Last Night (Short) (story)
 1996 Boys (short story "Twenty Minutes")
 1981 Threshold (written by)
 1969/I Three (uncredited)
 1969 Downhill Racer (written by)
 1969 The Appointment (screenplay)
 1958 The Hunters (novel)
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 1969/I Three
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 1996 Boys (special thanks)
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 2010-2014 La grande librairie (TV Series)
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- Episode dated 18 September 2014 (2014) ... Himself
- Episode #2.16 (2010) ... Himself
 2013 Charlie Rose (TV Series)
Himself - Guest
- Episode dated 20 August 2013 (2013) ... Himself - Guest
 2012 Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself (Documentary)
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 2011 James Salter: A Sport and a Pastime (Video documentary)
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 2003 Droit d'auteurs (TV Series)
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- Episode dated 16 March 2003 (2003) ... Himself
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Dusk and Other Stories (SF: North Point Pr., 1988) See more »

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The deepest instinct is to want to do something enduring, something worthwhile, and to be engaged by that, whether one achieves it or not. See more »

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Salter's high school (Horace Mann) classmates included Julian Beck and Jack Kerouac.

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