By Hand

“Charisma” arrived at our offices in handwritten draft pages as James Salter worked on the new story, which he would give a premiere reading at Narrative Night, San Francisco, 2010. He gave an arresting performance and then later revised the story into its final form. Below are the original handwritten pages, followed by the typed revisions, offering a view of the writer at work.

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