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John Salter

John Salter came to be an author after a long and varied career: firstly, a Jesuit education "which went in backwards" (as James Joyce would have it); then art school, before being a security guard and an art master in London of the "swinging sixties"; thereafter, a lecturer in the Sociology of Education; a teashop owner in Lyon (he had fled the destruction of England by Margaret Thatcher); and finally, "Professeur de Histoire/Géo" in a lycée, translator and "vacataire" for two Lyon universities. Upon retirement, he once more took up his paints and then put them down again to take up a pen when faced with the financierisation of the visual arts.



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