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  • Hand to Mouth: A Chronicle of Early Failure

    By Paul Auster

    Our Price: $7.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780805054064
    • Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
    • Published: 1997
    Coming upon this 'chronicle of early failure,' readers of translator, poet, screenwriter, and novelist Auster (Mr. Vertigo, LJ 6/15/94) may be charmed by his new publisher's presentation though left puzzled by the derivative offerings. The work consists of one original, down-beat essay, 'Hand to Mouth,' a flat record of Auster's inauspicious early years struggling to make money while writing (the essay was recently excerpted in Granta), and three appendixes: a medley of Beckett-inspired plays, an 'action baseball' card game that Auster was convinced would make his fortune, and a Chandleresque detective novel, 'Squeeze Play'?all of which failed in one way or another when first created. Auster's collection of essays and reviews, The Art of Hunger (Sun & Moon, 1991), develop more fully and satisfactorily the author's literary development, while the appendixes here will interest few but devoted literary archivists.
  • Here and Now: Letters, 2008-2011

    By Paul Auster

    Our Price: $13.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780670026661
    • Publisher: Viking Adult
    • Published: March 2013
    Presents the correspondence between two great friends, one a New York Times best-selling author and the other a Nobel laureate, disclosing their conversations about sports, film, fatherhood, philosophy, art, death, love and of course, friendship.
  • I Thought My Father Was God and Other True Tales from NPR's National Story Project

    By Paul Auster

    Our Price: $7.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780805067149
    • Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
    • Published: September 2001
    One hundred eighty personal, true-life accounts - from people of all ages, backgrounds and walks of life, from cities, suburbs, and rural areas representing forty-two states. Most of the stories are short, vivid bits of narrative, combining the ordinary and the extraordinary; most describe a single incident in the writer's 'rare glimpse into the American soul.' 383p.
  • Man in the Dark

    By Paul Auster

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780805088397
    • Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
    • Published: 2008
    Recovering from a car crash in his daughter's home in Vermont, 72-year-old August Brill is unable to sleep, lying in bed, telling himself stories, struggling to push away thoughts about things he'd prefer not to dwell on. Instead of reflecting on his wife's recent passing and the death of his daughter's boyfriend in Iraq, Brill creates a vivid alternate reality of an America frought with civil strife. Brill's dream world is so vivid and dark that a soldier from this world is sent on a mission to assassinate Brill to bring an end to the dream, and thus the war. This post-modern reflection on the relationship between fantasy and reality also deals with war and grief. 180p.
  • Man in the Dark

    By Paul Auster

    Our Price: $25.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789110519794
    • Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
    • Published: 2008
    (2008). 8vo. 1st edition. SIGNED by the author. Slight edgewear to boards. Gentle bumping to spine ends. Small pencil mark to f.f.e.p. Minor rubbing and edgewear to dust jacket, with 'autographed copy' sticket to front panel. VG/VG.
  • Oracle Night

    By Paul Auster

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780805073201
    • Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
    • Published: December 2003
    The discovery of a mysterious notebook turns a man's life upside down. The author's mesmerizing eleventh novel is at once a meditation on the nature of time and a journey through the labyrinth of one man's imagination. The book's central figure, Sidney Orr, is a 34-year-old novelist several months into his recovery from a near-fatal illness, who, on September 18, 1982, enters a stationery shop in the Cobble Hill section of Brooklyn and purchases a blue notebook. For the next nine days Orr will live under the spell of this blank book. Other events occur in uncanny fashion, making his life more a matter of passage through the haunted realms of everyday existence. 243p.
  • The Book of Illusions

    By Paul Auster

    Our Price: $25.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781399519564
    • Publisher: Henry Holt & Company
    • Published: 2002
    (2002). 8vo. 1st edition. SIGNED by author. Very slight bumping to tail of spine. VG/VG.
  • The Brooklyn Follies

    By Paul Auster

    Our Price: $25.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781399765596
    • Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
    • Published: 2006
    (2006). 8vo. 1st edition. SIGNED by the author. Slight bumping to spine ends. Trace of soiling to edges of leaves. Light edgewear to dust jacket, with small dampstain to top edge. VG/VG.
  • The New York Trilogy : City of Glass, Ghosts, The Locked Room

    By Paul Auster

    Our Price: $1,500.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789110011601
    • Publisher: Sun & Moon Press
    • Published: 1985 / 1986 / 1986
    (1985, 1986, 1986). 3 volumes. 8vo. 1st editions. SIGNED in all three volumes by author. Volume 1: SIGNED on title page. Minimal bumping to spine ends. Light foxing to text edge and head of d.j. verso. Crease to rear flap of mildly edgeworn d.j. Volume 2: SIGNED on limitation page, this copy not lettered. Lightest edgewear to boards. Minimal rubbing and slight toning to d.j. Volume 3: SIGNED on titlepage, this copy not lettered. Minimal bumping to spine ends. Mild crease to rear pastedown. Very faint toning and edgewear to d.j. VG/VG. THE SET: Paul Auster's New York Trilogy deftly combines elements of postmodernism with the devices of detective genre fiction, like an odd but beautiful love-child of Samuel Beckett and Raymond Chandler. Dappled with ambiguity and nearly absurd at points (Paul Auster himself makes an appearance), the Trilogy somehow manages to tackle complex issues of the reliability of words and their associations, while remaining a compelling narrative. This set contains first editions of all three books: City of Glass, Ghosts, and The Locked Room.
  • The Story of My Typewriter

    By Paul Auster

    Our Price: $60.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789111586757
    • Publisher: D.A.P.
    • Published: 2002
    (2002). 8vo. 1st edition. SIGNED by author. Some bumping to spine edges and fore-corners. Light toning to edges of leaves. Slight toning to d.j. VG/VG.
  • Travels in the Scriptorium

    By Paul Auster

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780805081459
    • Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
    • Published: 2007
    Evoking parallels with Beckett's 'Murphy' and 'Molloy,' Paul Auster's equally absurd Mr. Blank awakens without memory, sitting in front of the relics on his desk. So begins a labyrinthine novel that follows Blank's journey through the investigation of a mysterious manuscript whose vague characters and settings frustratingly hint at Blank's identity and past. Written by a man named Sigmund Graf, of his attempts to track down a solider named Ernesto Land, the manuscript mirrors Blank's own captivity and offers larger implications of identity and personal meaning - not so different from our own. This poignant allegory is sheer, vintage Auster.
  • Twenty Days with Julian and Little Bunny by Papa

    By Nathaniel Hawthorne

    Our Price: $8.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781590170427
    • Publisher: New York Review Books
    • Published: September 2003
    An 1851 extract from Hawthorne's diaries concerning his relationship with his son, Julian.
  • Winter Journal

    By Paul Auster

    Our Price: $30.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789111629911
    • Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
    • Published: 2012
    (2012). 8vo. 1st edition. SIGNED by Auster. Mild bumping to spine ends. VG/VG.
  • Winter Journal

    By Paul Auster

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780571283200
    • Publisher: Faber and Faber
    • Published: September 2012
    On January 3, 2011, exactly one month before his sixty-fourth birthday, the author sat down and wrote the first entry of "Winter Journal", his unorthodox, beautifully wrought examination of his own life, as seen through the history of his body.
  • Winter Journal

    By Paul Auster

    Our Price: $6.95 - $12.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780805095531
    • Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
    • Published: August 2012
    Discusses the life and death of the author's mother and the effects of time and aging on one's body and memory, and reflects on the changes in sensory perception as the body ages.

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