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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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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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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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Sunset Park

By Paul Auster

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Paul Auster’s latest novel opens with twenty-eight-year-old Miles Heller trashing out foreclosed homes in Florida, where he fled to seven years earlier. When he falls in love with Pilar Sanchez he finds himself fleeing once again, returning to New York where his family still remains, and into an abandoned house of twenty-something squatters in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Interweaving various points of view – that of Miles’s father, an independent book publisher trying to stay afloat, and Miles’s mother, a celebrated actress preparing to return to Broadway – the novel’s post-Recession world hovers over its endearing and compelling father-son story. 320p.
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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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Includes the original text and English translations for poems by Apollinaire, Cendrars, Breton, Tzara, Prevert, and Michaux
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Winter Journal

By Paul Auster

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Discusses the life and death of the author's mother and the effects of time and aging on one's body and memory, and reflects on the changes in sensory perception as the body ages.
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