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Publisher Comments:

"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.

Synopsis:

A Sport and a Pastime is an astonishing performance, the classic novel from a remarkable writer whose sentences bristle with singular passion. Salter chronicles a love affair between a young shopgirl and an American college dropout against the backdrop of provincial France. The narrators cool distillation of events — real or imagined — makes the book both lyrical, and tightly, dangerously pitched.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679601562
Subtitle:
A Novel
Publisher:
Modern Library
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Man-woman relationships
Subject:
Americans
Subject:
Erotic stories
Subject:
Americans -- Travel -- France -- Fiction.
Edition Number:
Modern Library ed.
Series:
Modern Library Cloth
Series Volume:
no. 6757
Publication Date:
1995
Binding:
Trade Cloth
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
ix, 180 p.
Dimensions:
7.49x4.87x.62 in. .49 lbs.

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Product details ix, 180 p. pages Modern Library,1995. - English 9780679601562 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A Sport and a Pastime is an astonishing performance, the classic novel from a remarkable writer whose sentences bristle with singular passion. Salter chronicles a love affair between a young shopgirl and an American college dropout against the backdrop of provincial France. The narrators cool distillation of events — real or imagined — makes the book both lyrical, and tightly, dangerously pitched.
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