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On Salter & the Nabokovs

Reading James Salter has always been pitch-perfect to my ear, an almost exasperating level of craft and story, leaving no clues or fingerprints behind. After his passing a couple of years ago, his wife, Kay Eldredge Salter, began curating his nonfiction work. It is an enormous collection, as Salter wrote for all kinds of publications, from Outside to the New Yorker and Food & Wine…