I liked Salter's The Hunters and Light Years in different ways, the latter going toward his lush (prob in more ways than one) later style, but the former reeling in the impressions because fighter pilot on morning runs---not quite like anything else I've read. Think he was fairly famous, for a coterie/writer's writer (sometimes showing you what not to do, inadvertently)
― dow, Monday, 18 October 2021 01:48 (three months ago) link
Also read a Sorrentino story, in Esquire, I think, about a writer who twisted his life around one manuscript of a novel---eventually, he badgered someone into reading it who told him it became two stories, tangled; he needed to pull them apart, and then...he rejected this worked and partied and sneered on, on, on---pretty good!
― dow, Monday, 18 October 2021 01:53 (three months ago) link
Richard Elman (I found his memoir Namedropping wonderful.)
― alimosina, Friday, 29 October 2021 03:47 (two months ago) link