This collection offers two dozen essays and sketches about one of the passions of Salter's life--travel. With over 20 years of skiing, hiking, climbing from Colorado to Japan to the Tyrol, from Austria and Switzerland to Germany and France, Salter is an engaging companion sharing his great enthusiasm and adventures.This collection offers two dozen essays and sketches about one of the passions of Salter's life--travel. With over 20 years of skiing, hiking, climbing from Colorado to Japan to the Tyrol, from Austria and Switzerland to Germany and France, Salter is an engaging companion sharing his great enthusiasm and adventures.Read Less
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Publishers Weekly, 2005-10-10 Short essays by novelist, short story author and prose stylist Salter (Last Night) explore his lifelong romance with Europe and Japan. These elegiac pieces recall his earliest travels as a soldier in WWII, when "the doors to the world were now open." Often his trips were colored by the authors he read; in 1950, he visited war-weary Paris for the first time, and in the essay "Europe," he remembers Babel's comparison of a Parisian streetwalker to the heroine of War and Peace: "Paris was like that," notes Salter. "It reminded me of something finer." In "Cemeteries," Salter revisits both high and low resting places, from Paris's P?re Lachaise to prairie graveyards of the American West. Several of the essays chronicle his infatuation with skiing the Alps. "The Skiing Life" features cameos of famous skiers, as well as a glimpse of Robert Redford as the star of Downhill Racer, for which Salter wrote the screenplay. In "Roads Seldom Travelled," Salter and his son tour Japan, transformed from the war years; while "Mishima's Choice" recounts his literary attraction to the Tokyo hotel the Hilltop, "where all desires are gratified but freedom is complete." While somewhat dated and worn, these essays showcase Salter's writerly touch. (Jan.) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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