This March 30, 2005, file photo shows author James Salter at his home in Bridgehampton, N.Y. (AP Photo/Ed Betz, File)
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James Salter, the prize-winning author acclaimed for his sophisticated, granular prose and sobering insights in "Light Years," "A Sport and a Pastime" and other fiction, has died at age 90 .Salter's death was confirmed Friday to The Associated Press by Alfred A. Knopf spokesman Paul Bogaards. Few authors compared to Salter in making every word matter.Salter wrote long enough to watch himself evolve on paper, as if his works comprised a kind of parallel life that he simultaneously observed and created.
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