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In Memoriam: James Salter
“Travel writing is something you do for the money, not a lot of money, but the working conditions can be pleasant,” reads the verbose subtitle of James Salter’s There and Then, a collection of sketches and essays that cover 20 years of the novelist's peripatetic life, particularly his extended time hiking and skiing in the Alps of Switzerland, Austria and France. Whatever his motivations, Salter’s travel writing, which stretched across genres, reveals a man with a passion for place and an acute sensitivity to the details that transport a reader there.