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Auster, Paul 1947-

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The Brooklyn follies by Paul Auster ( Book )
52 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,513 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
The book of illusions : a novel by Paul Auster ( Book )
58 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,454 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
Oracle night by Paul Auster ( Book )
65 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 2,220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Efter et langt sygdomsforløb lider forfatteren Sidney Orr af skriveblokering. En ny notesbog sætter ham i gang med en historie, der tilsyneladende får skæbnesvanger indflydelse på Orrs liv
Travels in the scriptorium by Paul Auster ( Book )
40 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,093 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An elderly man awakens disoriented in an unfamiliar room, with no memory of who he is or how he got there, and receives visits from a series of people who give him frustrating hints about his identity and his past
Invisible by Paul Auster ( Book )
36 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 2,086 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
Man in the dark by Paul Auster ( Book )
36 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 2,062 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Seventy-two-year-old August Brill is recovering from a car accident in his daughter's house in Vermont. When sleep refuses to come, he lies in bed and tells himself stories, struggling to push back thoughts about things he would prefer to forget--his wife's recent death and the horrific murder of his granddaughter's boyfriend, Titus. The retired book critic imagines a parallel world in which America is not at war with Iraq but with itself. In this other America the twin towers did not fall and the 2000 election results led to secession, as state after state pulled away from the union and a bloody civil war ensued. As the night progresses, Brill's story grows increasingly intense, and what he is so desperately trying to avoid insists on being told. Joined in the early hours by his granddaughter, he gradually opens up to her and recounts the story of his marriage. After she falls asleep, he at last finds the courage to revisit the trauma of Titus's death.--From publisher description
Sunset Park by Paul Auster ( Book )
34 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 2,060 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
I thought my father was God and other true tales from NPR's National Story Project ( Book )
12 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,847 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 New York trilogy by Paul Auster ( Book )
125 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents three short novels of mystery and suspense that combine elements of standard detective fiction and postmodern fiction
Leviathan by Paul Auster ( Book )
80 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,764 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)
Moon palace by Paul Auster ( Book )
89 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Marco Stanley Fogg, an orphan of the sixties, travels from Manhattan to Utah in search of himself
The Random House book of twentieth-century French poetry : with translations by American and British poets ( Book )
7 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and held by 1,498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the country of last things by Paul Auster ( Book )
66 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in 6 languages and held by 1,397 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."--P. [4] of cover
Timbuktu : a novel by Paul Auster ( Book )
18 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 1,331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A friendship between a man and a dog, told from the dog's point of view. The dog understands English and he knows his alcoholic master is a little crazy, but he is a tolerant sort. When the master dies the dog sets out to find a new one
Mr. Vertigo by Paul Auster ( Book )
79 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 1,323 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 music of chance by Paul Auster ( Book )
69 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,237 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
City of glass by Paul Auster ( Book )
61 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 1,029 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
Smoke by Wayne Wang ( Visual )
84 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 830 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
Auggie Wren's Christmas story by Paul Auster ( Book )
10 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 716 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 )
13 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 637 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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controlled identity Benjamin, Paul, 1947-

Auster, P.
Auster, Paul
Auster, Paul Benjamin
Auster, Paul Benjamin 1947-
Benjamin, Paul
Benjamin, Paul, 1947-
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Oster, Pol
Osṭer, Pol 1947-
Osters, Pols, 1947-
Uwatir, Būl, 1947-
אוסטר, פול, 1947־
بول أوستر، 1947-
オースター, ポール
奥斯特, 1947-
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