Burning the Days
I went up to Manchester by the Book recently, as recounted here.
One of the books I found was Burning the Days, the autobiography of the renowned author James Salter.
This memoir tells the story of James Salter’s life to date, one that consists of two very different careers: Air Force…www.thehawaiiproject.com
Michael Dirda observed in The Washington Post about Salter that “he can, when he wants, break your heart with a sentence.”
I opened the book to a random page, and found:
“I cannot think of it without sadness. I think of the day-long, intimate hours in her apartment with the same record playing over and over, phrases from it like some sort of oath I will know til the day I die.”
OK it’s two sentences.