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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 Music of Chance

By Paul Auster

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8vo. 1st edition. SIGNED by Auster. Stains to fore-edges of leaves. Shelfwear and rubbing to d.j. VG/VG.
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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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An 1851 extract from Hawthorne's diaries concerning his relationship with his son, Julian.
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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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