Wednesday, June 24, 2015

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James Salter, 90


Photo by Jill Krementz, published in the NYT.

JAMES SALTER has died. He was 90. Considered a writer's writer and the "greatest writer you've never read," he has written novels, short stories, and essays that have brought me delight and inspiration. Not a lot of people, even avid readers, know about him. His books are a rarity in bookstores. I only find them in thrift or second-hand shops.

He will be missed.

3 comments:

  1. Hi Lance. Thanks for the links. Have you heard of bibliotherapy? Check out this New Yorker article: http://www.newyorker.com/culture/cultural-comment/can-reading-make-you-happier
    I kinda wanna check out “The Novel Cure: An A-Z of Literary Remedies.”

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    1. Thanks for the link. Yes, I've heard about the book. Maybe I'll use it to treat some of my patients. Liver cirrhosis? Avoid the Russians. Something like that.

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    2. Definitely! They'll make you drink more vodka or any other type of alcohol---so depressing. And the Germans if beer's your poison.

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