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Gods of Tin: The Flying Years

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"A pastiche of journal entries, excerpts from his previous memoir, Burning the Days, and earlier fiction, Gods of Tin is an odd little book, and sometimes downright confusing if you're looking for a narrative thread. But it's full of stunning moments strung together to create an impression of height, chill, exhilaration, and man's desire to notch a kill on his belt." Sarah Courteau, The Iowa Review (read the entire review from The Iowa Review)

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A singular life often circles around a singular moment, an occasion when one's life in the world is defined forever and the emotional vocabulary set. For the extraordinary writer James Salter-recipient of the PEN/Faulkner Award-this moment was contained in the fighter planes over Korea where, during his young manhood, he flew more than one hundred missions. The editors have gathered selections and photographs from a journal Salter kept during the Korean War, published here for the first time, and assembled selections from two novels, The Hunters and Cassada, and from the author's celebrated memoir, Burning the Days. As commented in a brief introduction, It is, as a record of the day-to-day, mission-to-mission life of a young fighter pilot, a remarkable document by any standard. But it provides as well a view into the 'crucible of a writer's beginnings, like pencil studies that precede a painting, in which the essential qualities of the artist's hand are unmistakable.'

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A singular life often circles around a singular moment, an occasion when one's life in the world is defined forever and the emotional vocabulary set. For the extraordinary writer James Salter, this moment was contained in the fighter planes over Korea where, during his young manhood, he flew more than one hundred missions.

James Salter is considered one of America's greatest prose stylists. The Arm of Flesh (later revised and retitled Cassada) and his first novel, The Hunters, are legendary in military circles for their descriptions of flying and aerial combat. A former Air Force pilot who flew F-86 fighters in Korea, Salter writes with matchless insight about the terror and exhilaration of the pilot's life.

Synopsis:

Selections and photographs gathered from a journal kept by the PEN/Faulkner Award-winning author during the Korean War are assembled with selections from two novels, "The Hunters" and "Cassada," and from the author's celebrated memoir, "Burning the Days."

Product Details

ISBN:
9781593760793
Editor:
Benton, Jessica
Editor:
Benton, William
Editor:
Benton, William
Editor:
Benton, Jessica; Benton, William
Editor:
Benton, Jessica
Author:
Salter, James
Author:
Benton, Jessica
Author:
Benton, William
Publisher:
Shoemaker & Hoard
Subject:
Military - Aviation
Subject:
Military
Subject:
Military - Korean War
Subject:
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Military
Subject:
Biography-Military
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20051131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
7.25 x 5.25 in 6 oz

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Product details 176 pages Shoemaker & Hoard - English 9781593760793 Reviews:
"Review A Day" by , "A pastiche of journal entries, excerpts from his previous memoir, Burning the Days, and earlier fiction, Gods of Tin is an odd little book, and sometimes downright confusing if you're looking for a narrative thread. But it's full of stunning moments strung together to create an impression of height, chill, exhilaration, and man's desire to notch a kill on his belt." (read the entire review from The Iowa Review)
"Synopsis" by ,
A singular life often circles around a singular moment, an occasion when one's life in the world is defined forever and the emotional vocabulary set. For the extraordinary writer James Salter, this moment was contained in the fighter planes over Korea where, during his young manhood, he flew more than one hundred missions.

James Salter is considered one of America's greatest prose stylists. The Arm of Flesh (later revised and retitled Cassada) and his first novel, The Hunters, are legendary in military circles for their descriptions of flying and aerial combat. A former Air Force pilot who flew F-86 fighters in Korea, Salter writes with matchless insight about the terror and exhilaration of the pilot's life.

"Synopsis" by , Selections and photographs gathered from a journal kept by the PEN/Faulkner Award-winning author during the Korean War are assembled with selections from two novels, "The Hunters" and "Cassada," and from the author's celebrated memoir, "Burning the Days."
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