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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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The story of a young man's struggle to stay afloat is a memoir in the form of an autobiographical essay about money - and what it means not to have it. Remarkable adventures and unforgettable encounters. Appendices. Illus., 3-color insert. 464p. Pap.
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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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Mr. Vertigo

By Paul Auster

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This dazzling, picaresque novel is the story of one Walter Claireborne Rawley, renowned nationwide as 'Walt the Wonder Boy.' It is the late 1920s. the era of Babe Ruth, Charles Lindbergh, and Al Capone, and Walt is a Saint Louis orphanrescued from the streets by the mysterious Hungarian Master Yehudi, who teaches Walt to walk on air. The vaudeville act that results from Walt's marvelous new ability takes them across a vast & vibrant country where they meet and fall prey to sinners, thieves, and villains, from the Kansas Ku Klux Klan to the Chicago mob. 293p.
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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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IN THE BEGINNING, EVERYTHING WAS ALIVE. THE SMALLEST OBJECTS WERE ENDOWED WITH BEATING HEARTS, AND EVEN THE CLOUDS HAD NAMES. Having recalled his life through the story of his physical self in Winter Journal, internationally acclaimed novelist Paul Auster now remembers his development from within, through the encounters of his interior self with the outer world. In Report from the Interior, from his baby’s-eye view of the man in the moon to his dawning awareness of the injustices in American life, Auster charts his intellectual, political, and moral journey as he inches his way toward adulthood from the postwar fifties and into the turbulent sixties. He then recapitulates that journey through an album of pictures, answering the challenge of autobiography in ways rarely, if ever, seen before.
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An array of New Yorkers become involved with a mom-and-pop cigar shop in Brooklyn in an acclaimed short story, presented here along with interviews with the author and the film's actors and a description of the process of creating a film. Original. Movie tie-in.
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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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