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City of Glass

By Paul Auster

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First published in 1985, 'City of Glass' stands as the first installment of Paul Auster's New York Trilogy. Here, it has been brilliantly transformed into a graphic novel that loses none of the nuance of the original. It even gains in effect, due to the collaborative imaginative effort that brings it successfully to this format: 'Machine-like, fitful, alternating between slow and rapid gestures, rigid and yet expressive, as if the operation were out of control, strict, not quite corresponding to the will that lay behind it.' Black-and-white illustration throughout. 144p.
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(1997). 8vo. ADVANCE READER'S COPY. Some rubbing with mild scuffing and edgewear to wrappers. VG in wrappers.
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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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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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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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Joan Miro

By Jaques Dupin

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Considered one of the great artists of the 20th century Joan Miro has bequeathed a definitive body of work whose influence continues to grow over the years. Miro did not paint dreams but instead, through his works, provided the spectator with certain elements so that he would be the one that dreamed. He never worked under the influence of hypnosis, drugs or alcohol. Nevertheless, his artistic personality and the way he represented on canvas what inspiration dictated to him led Andre Breton to exclaim, ”Miro is the most surrealist of us all!” A creative force in the plastic field who felt an equal passion for the world, for the most daring poetic p-lays, a lover of objects and the bare truth of materials, Miro always revealed himself as an oneiric artist, a seeker after the constellations that inspired some of his finest works. With Jacques Dupin’s seminal essay in Miro, “The Birth of Signs”. Chronology, Bibliography. 78 illustratios.
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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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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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Sunset Park

By Paul Auster

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(2010). 8vo. ADVANCE READING COPY, SIGNED by Paul Auster. Lacking CD, with associated large abrasion to recto of rear wrapper. VG in wrappers.
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Six months after losing his wife and two young sons, Vermont professor David Zimmer spends his waking hours mired in a blur of alcoholic grief and self-pity. One night he stumbles upon a clip from a lost film by silent comedian Hector Mann. His interest is picqued, and he soon finds himself embarking on a journey around the world to research a book on this mysterious figure who vanished from sight in 1929. When the book is published the following year, a letter turns up in Zimmer's malbox, bearing a return address from a small town in New Mexico, inviting him to meet Hector. Zimmer hesitastes, until one night a strange woman appears on his doostep and makes the decision for him, changing his life forever. 321p.
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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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Nathan Glass has come to Brooklyn to die. Divorced, retired, estranged from his only daughter, the former life insurance salesman seeks only solitude and anonymity. Then Glass encounters his long-lost nephew, Tom Wood, who is working in a local bookstore. Through Tom and his charismatic boss, Harry, Nathan's world gradually broadens to include a new set of acquaintances, which leads him to a reckoning with his past. 306p.
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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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The Red Notebook brings together in one volume all of Paul Auster's short, true-life stories—a remarkable collection of tales that documents the curious, miraculous, and sometimes catastrophic turns of everyday reality.
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