Memorable Days: The Selected Letters of James Salter and Robert Phelps

Memorable Days: The Selected Letters of James Salter and Robert Phelps

by James Salter, Robert Phelps
     
 

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On the glass-topped table these objects:

a black Cintra ashtray

a bottle of Beefeater gin and one of vermouth two wineglasses with a little clear liquid still in each

a pair of Zeiss sunglasses

gold earrings

a cut glass ice bucket on a tray and a large spoon

a red toothbrush

a metro ticket stamped "OPERA"

a heap of shell necklaces, very fine,

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On the glass-topped table these objects:

a black Cintra ashtray

a bottle of Beefeater gin and one of vermouth two wineglasses with a little clear liquid still in each

a pair of Zeiss sunglasses

gold earrings

a cut glass ice bucket on a tray and a large spoon

a red toothbrush

a metro ticket stamped "OPERA"

a heap of shell necklaces, very fine, speckled, tan and white deep beige mascara, the plastic capsule that holds contact lenses

a ladies' wristwatch, black face, band of flat silver mesh

a key from the Hotel Bristol Terminus-Avignon, Room no. 70 and on the floor, fallen over, a pair of high-heeled shoes

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Authors Salter and Phelps reveal their undying friendship and intense connection in this well-edited collection of 20 years of their correspondence. After the release of Salter's film Three, Phelps wrote him a letter conveying his appreciation for many of his works. A relationship immediately bloomed. In letters the two men mention family matters often, but in a matter-of-fact manner; real displays of emotion were saved for addressing each another, as though each were the most important person in the other's life. They discuss hardships and challenges within their personal and professional lives (expressing concern over writing for personal vs. monetary gain, for instance). It's apparent that both men lived their lives for the thrill of art and writing, but also greatly enjoyed having a partner with whom they were able to intimately discuss their passions and dreams. More than friends and less than lovers, Salter and Phelps were literary soul mates.
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781582436050
Publisher:
Counterpoint Press
Publication date:
08/01/2010
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
8.58(w) x 5.92(h) x 0.93(d)

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