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Dusk and Other Stories de James Salter
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Dusk and Other Stories (original: 1988; edição: 1989)

de James Salter

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First published nearly a quarter-century ago and one of the very few short-story collections to win the PEN/Faulkner Award, this is American fiction at its most vital - each narrative a masterpiece of sustained power and seemingly effortless literary grace. Two New York attorneys newly flush with wealth embark on a dissolute tour of Italy; an ambitious young screenwriter unexpectedly discovers the true meaning of art and glory; a ruder, far off in the fields, is involved in an horrific accident - night is falling, and she must face her destiny alone. These stories confirm James Salter as one of the finest writers of our time.… (mais)
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Título:Dusk and Other Stories
Autores:James Salter
Informação:North Point Press (1989), Paperback, 157 pages
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Dusk and Other Stories de James Salter (1988)

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I should preface this by saying that I���m not typically a big fan of contemporary short stories: I���m certainly not one to go in for many of the often formulaic and derivative New Yorker style pieces that seem to abound in just about every magazine and collection���often the very ones that get praised so highly. I���m much more interested in short stories that work well, and I���ve found that this is only the case for those who pioneered the form and who were masters at it: Poe, James, Mansfield, Borges, and company. However, I am trying to make an effort in 2013 to read more short stories, so I picked up Salter���s only short story collection today.

������Imagine my surprise: me, a reader who prefers novels, besotted by the only short story collection this man wrote. I���m not even sure what Salter does that is so bewitching: his prose is simplistic; his sentences tend to be laconic and terse. But he does very intriguing things with temporality, and he���s able to move adroitly from one character���s perspective to another���s without leaving the reader feeling jarred or causing his narrative to flounder. There is also a skill evident here when it comes to shifting levels of consciousness and memory���for example, in ���Twenty Minutes,��� a woman who has been thrown from her horse, and knowing she has twenty minutes before shock gives way to full-blown pain, relives the most pressing memories in her life in a nonlinear fashion that isn���t Salter writing stream-of-consciousness so much as him proving to be incisive in getting at people���s various states of psychological unrest and feelings of loneliness.

This is also a wide-ranging collection: the title story is one of the strongest���so it���s no surprise that the collection is named after it���and deals with the static life of a woman turned forty-nine, her regrets and her conflicted ways of dealing with those in her every day life; one piece looks at the levels of camaraderie, resentment, and jealousy in our adult relationships as they are formed in early life by focusing on a reunion at West Point; and another story offers an hallucinatory midnight stroll through the suburbs as a man who is a recovering alcoholic either falls off the wagon or, and Salter is really superb in this piece (���Akhnilo���), is completely sober.

I���ve reached the ten-minute deadline I give myself for most reviews on here, but I don���t yet feel that I���ve been able to convey just how Salter���s prose struck me here���nor can I attempt to describe just what he does. But whatever he does, he does remarkably well and with such grace and ease that it���s a marvel the complex depths he plumbs here. ( )
  proustitute | Apr 2, 2023 |
En Anochecer, el único libro que recoge los relatos de James Salter, destaca la destreza de miniaturista de este maestro contemporáneo, capaz de evocar vastas extensiones con unas pocas pinceladas certeras. Su prosa clara y directa ahonda en la fragilidad de las cosas, las trampas de la memoria y las múltiples traiciones del sexo.
  Natt90 | Oct 23, 2022 |
Salter was a pilot before he was a writer, and his style seems to retain the movement and economy of flying. He prefers to flit across a room, a city, or a person than to describe it in detail--he opens one story this way: "Barcelona at dawn. The hotels are dark. All the great avenues are pointing to the sea." A club is described this way: "Unknown brilliant faces jammed at the bar. The dark, dramatic eye that blazes for a moment and disappears."

One is immediately impressed by Salter's lyricism and vitality, but begins to tire after 20 pages of evasive maneuvers. One wishes Salter would just spend a full paragraph or two describing a scene, or lingering at the expression on someone's face. The stories are "artsy," minimal, and sensual and therefore suit the European setting well--they seem to fit into one's idea of a European sensibility. The stories are never named too specifically--but only make sense at some indirect or meta level.

Salter's short story style seems much more experimental than someone like John Cheever--though a blurb on the back cover puts him in the same camp. In the introduction, Philip Gourevitch touches on this, putting it nicely: that Salter "seems prepared to allow himself anything," and that he "continuously refreshes the short story form." Though some stories shine, other stories may have benefitted from a more traditional treatment. ( )
1 vote ekerstein | Sep 29, 2021 |
A lot of James Salters work seem to be stories about the tough, independent manly man. But they have a wonderful dark melancholy to them that makes them worth reading.
The short stories in this collection tended to the vague and dreamy as well. Not sure what I've got from it, but it was an enjoyable read. ( )
  mjhunt | Jan 22, 2021 |
not as good as Last Night. ( )
  boredgames | Nov 22, 2020 |
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First published nearly a quarter-century ago and one of the very few short-story collections to win the PEN/Faulkner Award, this is American fiction at its most vital - each narrative a masterpiece of sustained power and seemingly effortless literary grace. Two New York attorneys newly flush with wealth embark on a dissolute tour of Italy; an ambitious young screenwriter unexpectedly discovers the true meaning of art and glory; a ruder, far off in the fields, is involved in an horrific accident - night is falling, and she must face her destiny alone. These stories confirm James Salter as one of the finest writers of our time.

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