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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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Collected Prose

By Paul Auster

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(Expanded Edition). A highly personal collection of essays, prefaces, true stories, autobiographical writings (including the seminal work The Invention of Solitude), and collaborations with artists, as well as occasional pieces writtenfor magazines and newspapers. Ranging in subject from baseball to Sir Walter Raleigh to Kafka, Nathaniel Hawthorne to the highwire artist Philippe Petit, conceptual artist Sophie Valle to Auster's own typewriter, the World Trade Centercatastrophe to his beloved New York City itself, COLLECTED PROSE records the passions and insights of this brilliant contemporary writer. 593p.
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Hunger

By Knut Hamsun

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This story of a Norwegian artist who wanders the street, struggling on the edge of starvation is one of the most disturbing novels in existence. As hunger overtakes him, the artist slides inexorably into paranoia and despair. This descent into madness is recounted by the unnamed narrator in increasingly urgent and disjointed prose, as he loses his grip on reality. Knut Hamsun was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1920. 272p.
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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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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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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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Having lost his family in a devastating plane crash, Vermont professor David Zimmer journeys around the world to research the life of a presumed-dead silent film actor, and he finds his life changed forever when his subsequent writings get unexpected attention. 75,000 first printing. BOMC. QPB.
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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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A moving and personal meditation on fatherhood. In the first of two sections, 'Portrait of an Invisible Man,' Auster reveals his memories and feelings after the death of his father, a distant, undemonstrative, almost cold man. As he attends to his father's business affairs and sifts through his effects, Auster uncovers a sixty-year-old family murder mystery that sheds light on his father's elusive character. In the subsequent section, 'The Book of Memory,' the perspective shifts from Auster's identity as son to that of father. Through a mosaic of images, coincidences, & associations, the narrator 'A,' contemplates separation from his son, his dying grandfather, & the solitude of creativity. 172p.
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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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