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Auster, Paul 1947-

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

160 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 18 languages and held by 2,725 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 )

96 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 2,590 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 New York trilogy by Paul Auster( Book )

325 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in 17 languages and held by 2,496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

105 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 20 languages and held by 2,478 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
Oracle night by Paul Auster( Book )

141 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in 18 languages and held by 2,375 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
Invisible by Paul Auster( Book )

72 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 12 languages and held by 2,242 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 )

82 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 2,181 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
Moon palace by Paul Auster( Book )

234 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in 21 languages and held by 2,099 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marco Stanley Fogg, an orphan of the sixties, travels from Manhattan to Utah in search of himself
Man in the dark by Paul Auster( Book )

64 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 2,079 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

72-year-old August Brill is recovering from a car accident. Plagued by insomnia, he tries to push back thoughts of things he would prefer to forget - his wife's recent death and the horrific murder of his granddaughter's boyfriend - by telling himself stories. He conjures up a parallel world for himself
Timbuktu : a novel by Paul Auster( Book )

153 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 22 languages and held by 1,927 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 )

136 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in 14 languages and held by 1,850 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 by Paul Auster( Book )

19 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and Portuguese and held by 1,793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of 180 personal, true-life accounts of life combining the ordinary and the extraordinary. Contains primary source material
In the country of last things by Paul Auster( Book )

151 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 16 languages and held by 1,628 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
The music of chance by Paul Auster( Book )

188 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 17 languages and held by 1,580 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 1,512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 1920's, an orphan is rescued from the streets of St. Louis by a mysterious stranger, 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 )

16 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and held by 1,459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Smoke by Wayne Wang( Visual )

171 editions published between 1885 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 1,100 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
The art of Hunger : essays, prefaces, interviews by Paul Auster( Book )

42 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 958 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Now including The Red Notebook--a collection of autobiographical sketches on coincidence--The Art Of Hunger undermines our accepted notions about literature. Auster's meditations on writing and artists leads us to a better understanding of the toll of writing
City of glass by Paul Auster( Book )

67 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 948 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 757 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
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The book of illusions : a novel
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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 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

Pol Oster

Pols Osters

Uwatir, Būl, 1947-

Πολ Όστερ

Остер, Пол Бенджамин

Пол Остер

Пол Остър

אוסטר, פול 1947־

פול אוסטר

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-



奥斯特 1947-

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The Brooklyn folliesThe New York trilogySunset ParkOracle nightInvisibleTravels in the scriptoriumMoon palaceMan in the dark