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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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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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Here and Now: Letters 2008-2011

By Paul Auster

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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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In the Country of Last Things

By Paul Auster

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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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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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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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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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Though Joubert never wrote a book, his written work consists fo a vast series of notebooks. All the entries are dated, but the notebooks cannot be construed as a traditional diary, since there are scarcely any personal remakrs in it. These fragments, short thoughts, aphorisms additively compose a modern sensibility, 'sacrificing results to the discovery of their condition.' Joubert strategically reminds us, 'Never write anything that does not give you great pleasure. 160p.
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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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