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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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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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Anna Blume comes to an unnamed city in search of her brother. In her struggle to survive, she becomes a scavenger in search of objects from the past to sell for food and shelter. But she will also find friendship - and even love - in this devastated world, wherein theft is so rampant it is no longer a crime, and death - by arranging either a suicide or assassination - is the only way out. 188p.
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Moon Palace

By Paul Auster

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Spanning three generations, and illuminated by marvelous flights of lyricism and wit, Moon Palace follows an orphan child of the sixties as he seeks the key to his past and the answers to the riddle of his fate.
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Oracle Night

By Paul Auster

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Several months into his recovery from a near-fatal illness, novelist Sidney Orr enters a stationery shop in the Cobble Hill section of Brooklyn and buys a blue notebook. It is September 18, 1982, and for the next nine days Orr will live under the spell of the blank book, trapped inside a world of eerie premonitions and bewildering events that threaten to destroy his marriage and undermine his faith in reality. 'A Joseph Cornell box in the form of a novel.' 256p.
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His waking hours spent in a blur of alcoholic grief & self-pity months after losing his wife & two young sons in an airplane crash, Vermont professor David Zimmer, while zoning TV in the wee hours, stumbles upon a clip from a lost filmby a `silent era' comedian who vanished in 1929. His obsession with this mysterious figure sends Zimmer fast-forwarding on a journey headlong into a shadow world of lies and illusions. Then, one night, a strange woman appears on his doorstep, changing his life forever. 321p.
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The Book of Illusions (Secrets and Lies)

By Paul Auster

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One man's obsession with the mysterious life of a silent film star takes him on a journey into a shadow-world of lies, illusions, and unexpected love. After losing his wife and young sons in a plane crash, Vermont professor David Zimmer spends his waking hours mired in grief.
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Nathan Glass has come to Brooklyn to die. Divorced, retired, estranged from his only daughter, this former life insurance salesman seeks only solitude and anonymity. But, an encounter with his long-lost nephew and his bookstore boss leads to Nathan's gradually broadening his world to include a new circle of acquaintances. He soon finds himself drawn into a scam involving a forged page of 'The Scarlet Letter,' and begins to undertake his own literary venture, 'The Book of Human Folly,' an account of 'every blunder, every pratfall, every embarrassment, every idiocy, every foible, and every inane act I have committed during my long and checkered career as a man.' This novel is vintage Auster. 320p.
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An old man awakens, disoriented, in an unfamiliar room. With no memory of who he is or how he has arrived there, he pores over the relics on the desk, examining the circumstances of his confinement and searching his own hazy mind for clues. Identified only as Mr. Blank - he begins reading a manuscript he finds on the desk: the story of another prisoner, set in an unfamiliar, alternate world. As the day passes, various characters call on Mr. Blank, and each brings frustrating hints of his forgotten identity and his past. 145p.
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Provides a portrait of America in the twentieth century. This book offers a varied and authentic voice for the American people, whose lives, loves, griefs, regrets, joys and sense of humour are vividly and honestly recounted throughout, and adeptly organised by Auster into themed sections.
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