Thursday, April 04, 2013

All That Is

So far I'm enjoying it very much. Amazing that he is 87 years old. Amazon reviews here.

“Forgive him anything, he writes like an angel.”

Salter: To write? Because all this is going to vanish. The only thing left will be the prose and poems, the books, what is written down. Man was very fortunate to have invented the book. Without it the past would completely vanish, and we would be left with nothing, we would be naked on earth.

"There comes a time," James Salter writes in the epigraph for his new novel, All That Is, "when you realize that everything is a dream, and only those things preserved in writing have any possibility of being real." (NPR)

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