(KINDLE) Last Night Author James Salter


  • Hardcover
  • 132
  • Last Night
  • James Salter
  • English
  • 12 December 2020
  • 9781400043125

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free download Last Night characters Last Night ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook read ë PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Æ James Salter Visited unexpectedly by his brash former girlfriend A lonely married woman after a disturbing encounter with a drunken poet at a dinner party finds herself irresistibly drawn to his animal surrogate a huge tawny eyed dog A lover of poetry must come to terms with his wife's reuest to give up what may be his most treasured relationship And in the title story already hailed by Frank Conroy as a masterpiece clearly James Salter s collection of short stories Last Night is written in understated style that agrees with the characters therein they are secondary figures many of them secondary in their own lives successful uite some time ago married for the first few times uite some time ago only daring to view themselves honestly with justified irony at or less the last minute of their current dilemmas As a conseuence the poise of these tales makes them remarkable than their protagonists They aren t minimalist though they are rather spare and they have the air of knowing exactly what they are aiming for usually a nostalgia for a lost romantic moment but sometimes the flat acceptance that said romantic moment was false a lie self delusion The dustjacket blurbs suggest a similarity between Salter s stories and John Cheever s Both authors published in the New Yorker In some sense Cheever was the architect of the New York story as we know itor used to know it Salter actually is a bit less romantic than Cheever however He doesn t take flight like Cheever he eschews some of Cheever s fascination with domestic details ie kitchens whose messiness is itemized versus kitchens in Salter s work that are merely described as messy enough said Not that bottle openers and unwashed dishes are compelling just that Cheever had a somewhat robust and even fanciful take on the settings wherein adultery character assassination score setting and so forth take placeSalter s stories thrive on being pared down and establishing a cadence that leads order to disorder They aren t especially allusive They re right there in the page whole and completeI was interested to see after the last story a note in which Salter thanks the Iowa Writers Workshop for letting him read his work Some of the young writers gathered there might have found him rather uaint but in the main Salter really is a good example of the Iowa Writers Workshop approach to short stories let them be plain control them with a consistent tone and have them turn on a minor psychological explosion providing a satisfying well justified ending Writing within a narrow emotional register Salter produces stories that aren t great like some of Cheever s stories but very very good

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Last Night

free download Last Night characters Last Night ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook read ë PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Æ James Salter From a writer whose every book is a literary event a superbly accomplished work of fiction Last Night is a spellbinding collection of stories about passion by turns fiery and subdued destructive and redemptive alluring and devastatingIn ten powerful stories Salter portrays men and women in their most intimate moments A book dealer faces the truth about his life as it is and never will be again when he is First James Salter I might not recommend this book to a friend because I d worry that the friend would read it and then say Jess this is just a bunch of boring stories about rich people sleeping with each other who cares and then I would like my friend a little less which isn t fair because there s no accounting for tasteI read this in one sitting cried a fair amount Light Years is on deck

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free download Last Night characters Last Night ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook read ë PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Æ James Salter And without uestion a translator tormented by an agonizing sense of inevitability assists in his wife's suicide even as he performs a last betrayalA haunting symphony of desire memory and loss from a writer whose assured style and emotional insight make him one of our most compelling voices at work todayContents Comet Eyes of the Stars My Lord You Such Fun Give Platinum Palm Court Bangkok Arlington Last Nigh New York City in almost every era except perhaps this post 9 11 Trumpian one exerts a strong romantic pull over me Even though it s always been about money and ambition even though it s always had a hard edge the city still has a particular glamour Brownstones and doormen martinis and yellow cabs late at night Don Draper working on copy or seducing a woman in that back corner table of a smoky bar that kind of thing The stories in this collection have that kind of atmosphere very John Cheeveresue very New Yorker but the glamour feels dated than timeless I think it s mostly to do with portrayals of women which are paper thin Nearly all of the women in the these stories are young and beautiful and long legged obviously a Salter preference the only older women are given even precise physical descriptions but only to detail how far they have deteriorated from the kind of beauty which is alluring to men Nearly all of the stories deal with the relationship between a woman and man and the erotic charge whether present or in the very moment of becoming past As the title implies the stories deal mostly with endings sometimes literal and sometimes in the sense of foreshadowing The story with the title Last Night is one of the best and is both tragic and sad with a real punch at the end Several of the stories have a brutal twist or an unexpected ending and these were mostly the ones that have stuck in my mind I particularly liked Give Platinum and My Lord You Overall though Salter s smooth writing did not seduce me as it did in Light Years


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