DOI: 10.17265/2159-5836/2014.11.004
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David Kirk Vaughan

Abstract: This essay examines the stylistic changes James Salter made when he revised his first two published novels, The Hunters (1956) and Arm of Flesh (1960). Examination of the revised versions, The Hunters (revised, 1997) and Cassada (2000) shows that changes made in The Hunters are primarily minor stylistic changes designed to improve visual and narrative clarity, while the revisions in Arm of Flesh/Cassada are more substantial, bringing the central character into clearer focus and making the events of the no…

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