A conversation with James Salter, author of Solo Faces and screenwriter of Downhill Racer. – By Michael Agger – Slate Magazine.

A somewhat wasted interview with James Salter but I’ll take anything on one of my favorite writers.  I understand that Criterion is promoting their new print of Downhill Racer but the author really missed a chance to talk to James Salter, who seems to be a kind of legendary conversationalist the likes of which don’t exist any more.  I purchase a used copy of A Sport and a Pastime any time I see one.  I’ve yet to read Solo Faces, but it is generally not thought to be Salter’s best book. On the other hand, Downhill Racer is a great film.  Already anticipating the biography for more juice on Salter.

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