A Sport and a Pastime. By James Salter. Early Printing. Paris Review Editions. New York, 1967.

$300.00

James Salter was a writer’s writer. His prose is without question some of the best ever written in English. Many of his contemporaries considered him the best prose stylist of the century. His works are consistently driven by the sounds of language rather than plot, making him a difficult read, but one deeply rewarding to the connoisseur of language. Salter wrote several novels and short story collections, including Dusk, The Hunters, Light Years, and most notably, A Sport and a Pastime. It is a story about a love affair between an American expatriate and a French woman named Anne-Marie. The work is masterfully crafted. It is noted for its eroticism, elegant prose, and subtle details. Critics and fellow authors have hailed the work as a modern classic. It remains Salter’s most celebrated book.

This early printing is in very good condition. In the original quarter cloth, about-fine with only minor bumping and fading to edges. Text block near-fine, only former owner’s stamp to title page. In the original dust jacket, good with rubbing, creases, closed tears, and foxing.

A scarce early printing of A Sport and a Pastime.

1 in stock

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A Sport and a Pastime. By James Salter. Early Printing. Paris Review Editions. New York, 1967.

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Weight 4 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 4 in