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Auster, Paul 1947-

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The book of illusions : a novel by Paul Auster( Book )

163 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 18 languages and held by 2,706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this rich and emotionally charged work, a man's obsession with a silent film star sends him on a journey into a shadowy world of lies, illusions, and unexpected love. A man's obsession with a silent-film star sends him on a journey into a shadow world of lies, illusions, and unexpected love. Six months after losing his wife and two young sons in an airplane crash, Vermont professor David Zimmer spends his waking hours mired in a blur of alcoholic grief and self-pity. Then, watching television one night, he stumbles upon a clip from a lost silent film by comedian Hector Mann. Zimmer's interest is piqued, 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 and has been presumed dead for sixty years. When the book is published the following year, a letter turns up in Zimmer's mailbox bearing a return address from a small town in New Mexico-supposedly written by Hector's wife. "Hector has read your book and would like to meet you. Are you interested in paying us a visit?" Is the letter a hoax, or is Hector Mann still alive? Torn between doubt and belief, Zimmer hesitates, until one night a strange woman appears on his doorstep and makes the decision for him, changing his life forever. This stunning novel plunges the reader into a universe in which the comic and the tragic, the real and the imagined, the violent and the tender dissolve into one another. With The Book of Illusions, one of America's most powerful and original writers has written his richest, most emotionally charged work yet
The Brooklyn follies by Paul Auster( Book )

95 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 2,564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retired life insurance salesman Nathan Glass moves to Brooklyn to find anonymity and solitude through his declining years, but a chance meeting with Tom Wood, his long-lost nephew, forces him to come to terms with his past
Sunset Park by Paul Auster( Book )

107 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 20 languages and held by 2,461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After falling in love with an underage girl and stirring the wrath of her older sister, New York native Miles Heller flees to Brooklyn and shacks up with a group of artists squatting in the borough's Sunset Park neighborhood
The New York trilogy by Paul Auster( Book )

279 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in 12 languages and held by 2,318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents three short novels of mystery and suspense that combine elements of standard detective fiction and postmodern fiction
Oracle night by Paul Auster( Book )

119 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in 13 languages and held by 2,237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Several months into his recovery from a near-fatal illness, thirty-four-year-old 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 this blank book, trapped inside a world of eerie premonitions and puzzling events that threaten to destroy his marriage and undermine his faith in reality." "Why does his wife suddenly break down in tears in the backseat of a taxi just hours after Sidney begins writing in the notebook? Why does M. R. Chang, the owner of the stationery shop, precipitously close his business the next day? What are the connections between a 1938 Warsaw telephone directory and a lost novel in which the hero can predict the future? At what point does animosity explode into violence? To what degree is forgiveness the ultimate expression of love?"--Book jacket
Invisible by Paul Auster( Book )

74 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 13 languages and held by 2,224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poet and student Adam Walker meets the enigmatic Frenchman Rudolf Born and his silent, seductive girlfriend, Margot, sending Adam into a perverse triangle that leads to a shocking act of violence that will alter his life
Travels in the scriptorium by Paul Auster( Book )

77 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 2,116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. Blank awakens in an unfamiliar chamber with a manuscript, and as he reads and characters come to call, someone is recording and watching his every move
Moon palace by Paul Auster( Book )

227 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in 21 languages and held by 2,085 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Marco Stanley Fogg is an orpah, a child of the sixties, a quester tirelessly seeking the key to his past. As he journeys from the canyons of Manhattan to the deserts of Utah, he encounters a gallery of characters and a series of events as rich and surprising as any in modern fiction. The story ranges over three generations, propelled by coincidence and memory, marked by tragedy and redemption..."--Publisher description
Man in the dark by Paul Auster( Book )

62 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 2,054 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seventy-two-year-old August Brill, recovering from a car accident in his daughter's house in Vermont, tells himself stories, struggling to push back thoughts about things he would prefer to forget
Timbuktu : a novel by Paul Auster( Book )

152 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 22 languages and held by 1,918 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. Bones, a canine companion to homeless man named Willy G. Christmas, accompanies his dying master on trip to Baltimore in search of an ex-high school teacher
Leviathan by Paul Auster( Book )

140 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in 15 languages and held by 1,866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leviathan begins when a woman finds an address book and steals a new identity. Or it begins with a sudden, violent death. Or it begins as Peter Aaron sits down to tell the story of his best friend, Benjamin Sachs - to take us, through a life, to the road in rural Wisconsin where Sachs has accidentally blown himself up. Aaron's sole aim is to tell the truth and preserve it, before those who are investigating the case invent a story of their own. Aaron's clues are the small mysteries of any lifetime. Sachs had a marriage Aaron envied, an intelligence he admired, a circle of friends he shared. And then suddenly, after a near-fatal fall that might or might not have been intentional, Sachs disappears. For a while, Aaron's only link to him is through Maria Turner, an artist, and the one witness to Sachs's balcony plunge. Periodically, Sachs reappears, talks manically, and vanishes again - in pursuit of mercy or salvation, in thrall to an idea. Since the first book in his brilliant and acclaimed "New York Trilogy," Paul Auster's "rare combination of talent, scope, and audacity" (The New Republic) has given us worlds in which chance and destiny collide, in which solitary protagonists take us on mysterious, soul-wrenching journeys unparalleled in contemporary fiction. His seventh novel is about friendship and betrayal, sexual desire and estrangement, and the unpredictable intrusions of violence in the everyday. Rooted in American mythology and archetype, Leviathan is both timeless and resolutely about this moment. It is a daring and immensely moving story by "one of America's most spectacularly inventive writers" (The Times Literary Supplement)
I thought my father was God and other true tales from NPR's National Story Project( Book )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and Portuguese and held by 1,773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of 180 personal, true-life accounts of life combining the ordinary and the extraordinary. Contains primary source material
The music of chance by Paul Auster( Book )

195 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 17 languages and held by 1,601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After receiving a sudden windfall of nearly 200 grand, Jim Nashe leaves his young daughter with relatives and goes on a nationwide gambling spree, teaming up with a self-advertised jackpot winner named Jack Pozzi to try make a big score in poker
Mr. Vertigo by Paul Auster( Book )

163 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 24 languages and held by 1,506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 1920s, an orphan is rescued from the streets of St. Louis by a mysterious foreigner who teaches him to fly and walk on water. Now an octogenarian, he tells the story of his vaudeville act. By the author of Moon Palace
The Random House book of twentieth-century French poetry : with translations by American and British poets by Paul Auster( Book )

12 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and held by 1,431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the country of last things by Paul Auster( Book )

70 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the country of last things the masses are homeless, theft is so rampant it is no longer a crime, and death--by arranging either a suicide or assassination--is the only way out. Anna Blume comes to an unnamed city in search of her brother. In her struggle to survive, Anna 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."--Page 4 of cover
Smoke by Wayne Wang( Visual )

179 editions published between 1885 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 1,091 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Episodic story, divided into five chapters, each bearing the name of a character; main characters appear in most chapters. Most of the characters are connected by the fact that they hang out or work at the Brooklyn Cigar Store, where they tell stories and smoke a lot. Chapters explore the interpersonal relationships between this large and diverse group of characters
City of glass by Paul Auster( Book )

24 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A late-night phone call from a stranger involves Quinn, a mystery writer, in a baffling murder case stranger than his novels
Auggie Wren's Christmas story by Paul Auster( Book )

26 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relates the unsentimental holiday tale of a colorful cigar shop owner whose life is altered by a lost wallet, a blind woman, and an unconventional Christmas dinner
Collected poems by Paul Auster( Book )

26 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Paul Auster's penetrating and charged verse resembles little else in recent American poetry. Taut, densely lyrical, and everywhere informed by a powerful and subtle music, this collection begins with the compact fragments of 'Spokes' and 'Unearth' (both written when Auster was in his early twenties), continues on through the more ample meditations of 'Wall writing', 'Disappearances', 'Effigies', 'Fragments from the cold', 'Facing the music' and 'White spaces', then moves further back in time to include Auster's revealing translations of many of the French poets who influenced his own writing, including Paul Éluard, André Breton, Tristan Tzara, Philippe Soupault, Robert Desnos, and René Char, as well as the provocative and previously unpublished 'Notes from a composition book' (1967). An introduction by Norman Finkelstein connects biographical elements to a consideration of the work and takes in Auster's early literary and philosophical influences"--Bookjacket
 
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The book of illusions : a novel
Alternative Names

controlled identityBenjamin, Paul, 1947-

Auster, P.

Auster, Paul

Auster , Paul Benjamin

Auster, Paul Benjamin 1947-

Benjamin , Paul

Benjamin, Paul, 1947-

Benjamin, Paul, pseud.

Oster, Pol

Osṭer, Pol 1947-

Osters, Pols, 1947-

Paul Auster Amerikaans filmregisseur

Paul Auster amerykański pisarz

Paul Auster director de cine estadounidense

Paul Auster en amerikansk författare och manusförfattare

Paul Auster novelist, poet, essayist, screenwriter

Paul Auster novellista, esszéíró, költő, forgatókönyvíró az Egyesült Államokból

Paul Auster scrittore, saggista e poeta statunitense

Paul Auster US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller und Regisseur

Paul Auster yhdysvaltalainen kirjailija ja elokuvakäsikirjoittaja

Pol Oster

Pols Osters

Uwatir, Būl, 1947-

Πολ Όστερ

Остер, Пол, 1947-

Остер, Пол Бенджамин

Пол Остер

Пол Остър

אוסטר, פול 1947־

פול אוסטר

اُستر، پل

بول أوستر

بول أوستر، 1947-

پل استر

პოლ ოსტერი

오스터, 폴 1947-

폴 오스터

オースター, ポール

オースター, ポール 1947-

ポール・オースター

保羅·奧斯特

奥斯特 1947-

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