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Sport and a Pastime (Panther)

Salter, James

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ISBN 10: 1860463851 / ISBN 13: 9781860463853
Published by Harvill Pr
Used Condition: Very Good Soft cover
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Title: Sport and a Pastime (Panther)

Publisher: Harvill Pr

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Very Good

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In a small French town in the 1950s, a Yale dropout has an affair with a pretty local shop girl, imagined in every erotic detail by a solitary compatriot. James Salter is the author of "The Hunters", "The Arm of Flesh", "Burning the Days", "Light Years", "Solo Faces" and "'Dusk' and Other Stories".

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"A Sport and a Pastime is as nearly perfect as any American fiction
I know," Reynolds Price wrote of James Salter's 1967 novel that tells of the mismatched love affair between Phillip Dean, a Yale dropout adrift in Europe, and Anne-Marie Costallat, a young French shopgirl. An erotic tour de force, licentious yet pure, it is also a hymn to provincial France and has been admired and quoted from since its first publication. Its stunning knowledge and insight have the power to change lives.
        It brings a kind of splendor to the life that refuses to bow to conven-
tion or mores, and, like Cavafy's poems, evokes the illicit in a way that endows it with an astonishing beauty. Brilliantly written and overwhelming in its effect, it remains a triumph on every level.

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