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Collected Poems

By Paul Auster

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A collection of Paul Auster's poetry, translations and composition notes. It begins with the compact verse fragments of 'Spokes' (written when Auster was in his early 20s) and 'Unearth', continues on through the meditations of 'Wall Writing' and 'Effigies', including Auster's translations of many of the French poets who influenced his writing.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Invisible

By Paul Auster

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Sinuously constructed in four interlocking parts, Paul Auster's fifteenth novel opens in New York City in the spring of 1967, when twenty-year-old Adam Walker, an aspiring poet and student at Columbia University meets the enigmatic Frenchman Rudolf Born and his silent and seductive girlfriend, Margot. Before long, Walker finds himself caught in a perverse triangle that leads to a sudden, shocking act of violence that will alter the course of his life. Three differentnarrators tell the story of the novel, which travels in time from 1967 to 2007 and moves from Morningside Heights to the Left Bank of Paris to a remote island in the Caribbean.
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Man in the Dark

By Paul Auster

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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.
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The original edition first published in 1999 , was the first important book by Calle to be published in English. This new edition, published to coincide with the 2007 Venice Biennale (Calle will represent France), is identical in content to the first and reprises all of the cherished qualities of it in a more compact, hardcover format - including the signature ribbon around its middle. The story begins with Maria, a character in Auster's novel, 'Leviathan.' Double Games' first section takes readers through the few original works by Maria that Calle makes her own...& by the third section, Auster is taking Calle as his subject, and for her, invents the Gotham Handbook.
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In New York’s vibrant art and poetry scenes of the 1960s and 70s, Joe Brainard occupied a special place. An artist of diverse and extraordinary gifts, he worked prolifically in a dazzling range of media, creating cover designs and interior art for some of the most significant books of the period and experimenting with the mixing of poetry and comic strips. The publication in 1970 of his one-of-a-kind autobiographical work I Remember showed that Brainard was also a writer of originality, grace, depth, and distinctive humor. The book has become a contemporary classic. Here in one volume is the full range of Joe Brainard’s writing in all its deadpan wit, effortless inventiveness, personal candor, and generosity of spirit: the complete text of I Remember, along with an unprecedented gathering of intimate journals, stories, poems, travel diaries, one-liners, comic strips, and mini-essays, and short plays, many of them until now available only in expensive rare editions. Assembled by the author’s longtime friend and biographer Ron Padgett and presenting for the first time fourteen previously unpublished works, this consummate volume provides long overdue recognition of a singular literary talent and a terrific person. Interviews, Chronology, Notes on the Texts, Glossary of Names. Illus. 544p.
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Quinn, a mystery writer, becomes involved in a puzzling case; Blue is hired by White to spy on Black; and Fanshawe, a gifted novelist, disappears, leaving his family and work behind, in an omnibus edition containing three interconnected novels.
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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.
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Winter Journal

By Paul Auster

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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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Winter Journal

By Paul Auster

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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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