J.R. (Jack Richard) Salamanca was a Maryland-based novelist born in St. Petersburg, Florida in 1922. Raised in Florida and Virginia, Salamanca served for three years in the U.S. Army Air Corps and is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, the Royal Academy of Music and the University of London. For many years, he served as a professor of English and creative writing at the University of Maryland. Salamanca’s books, which have been published since the 1950s, probe the human condition by portraying unconventional relationships. Salamanca is best known for his 1961 bestseller Lilith.
Salamanca is the author of the novels The Lost Country (1958) Lilith (1961), A sea change (1969), Embarkation (1973) Southern Light (1986) and That Summer’s Trance (2000). Adaptations: The Lost Country was filmed as Wild in the country, Twentieth century-fox, 1961; The movie Lilith was directed by Robert Rossen for Columbia in 1964.
Because I think that's what love is- everything but children's love, anyway - loving the wounds we give each other, and that we can't help giving each other; you can't stay alive if you don't hurt people.
I have tasted a flavor of this world that you will never know.
I think shame is the most profound of all emotions; I think the world is ruled by shame.