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This book's first section is a moving personal meditation on the life and sudden death of the author's father; the second section reveals a narrator's separation from his young son while nursing his dying grandfather
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Beginning with the deconstructed detective novels of the New York Trilogy, Paul Auster has proved himself to be one of the most adventurous writers in contemporary fiction. In book after book, he seems compelled to reinvent his style from scratch. Yet he always returns to certain preoccupations--most notably, solitude and coincidence--and these themes get a powerful workout in this early memoir. In the first half, "Portrait of an Invisible Man," Auster comes to terms with the death of his father, and as he investigates this elusive figure, he makes a rather shocking (and enlightening) discovery about his family's history. The second half, "The Book of Memory," finds the author on more abstract ground, toying with the entwined metaphors of coincidence, translation, solitude, and language. But here, too, the autobiographical element gives an extra kick to Auster's prose and keeps him from sliding off into armchair aesthetics. An eloquent, mesmerizing book.About the Author:
Paul Auster is the bestselling author of The New York Trilogy and many other critically acclaimed novels. He was awarded the Prince of Asturias Prize in 2006. His work has been translated into more than forty languages. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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Book Description SUN December 1981, 1981. Trade Paperback. Condition: Used - Very Good. Very nice clean, tight copy free of any marks. Dust stains on text edges. Seller Inventory # 216474
Book Description SUN. Paperback. Condition: GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, thatâ€™ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Seller Inventory # 2760607543
Book Description Sun, 1982. Condition: Very Good. 0915342375 0915342375 Very Good. (Binding: Soft Cover, Jacket: No Jacket) First edition. Seller Inventory # 1087933
Book Description Sun, New York, 1982. Condition: Near fine. First edition. New York: Sun, 1982. First ed. A scratch mark on the spine, price sticker over the back cover price, otherwise near fine. Autobiographical prose. Softcover. Seller Inventory # 9730
Book Description SUN, 1982. Paperback. Condition: Good. 1st. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 0915342375
Book Description SUN, New York, 1982. Paperback. First Edition. First Printing. Octavo; illustrated wrappers; 174pp. Bookplate signed by Auster loosely laid in. Some trivial wear at spine ends, else Fine. Auster's first full-length work of prose. Seller Inventory # 18844
Book Description Sun, 1982. Mass Market Paperback. Condition: Fine. No Jacket. 1st US. Book appears unread, but has some scuffing to the front cover. Otherwise, book is fine in wraps. Paperback original. First US edition, first printing. Seller Inventory # 1228
Book Description Sun, New York, 1982. Paperback. Condition: Near Fine. First edition. Inscribed by Auster on the title page. 1982, First Edition. Softcover. 173 pp. Near Fine with minimal shelfwear to the covers; clean contents. Seller Inventory # 0084344
Book Description Sun, NY, 1982. Soft Cover. Condition: Fine. First Edition. First printing of this paperback original. SIGNED (without inscription) on the title page. From the library of noted Canadian writer and bibliophile Greg Gatenby, whose signature and date are on the title page. Tiny nick to head of the spine else perfect. Signed by Author. Seller Inventory # 009397
Book Description Sun Publishing, New York, 1982. Soft cover. Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First Printing of stated First Edition, paperback original, no hardcover equivalent. Signed by Paul Auster on the title page. Auster's first full-length prose piece. Light rubbing to covers, else in fine condition. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 004795