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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)
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- 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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Other Works:

Solo Faces (Boston: Little, Brown, 1979) (novel) See more »

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The notion that anything can be invented wholly and that these invented things are classified as fiction and that other writing, presumably not made up, is called nonfiction strikes me as a very arbitrary separation of things. We know that most great novels and stories come from not things that are entirely invented, but from perfect knowledge and close observation. To say they are made up is an ... See more »

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

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