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Auster, Paul 1947-

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The book of illusions : a novel by Paul Auster( Book )
172 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 18 languages and held by 2,659 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 New York trilogy by Paul Auster( Book )
318 editions published between 1985 and 2017 in 13 languages and held by 2,591 libraries worldwide
Presents three short novels of mystery and suspense that combine elements of standard detective fiction and postmodern fiction
The Brooklyn follies by Paul Auster( Book )
102 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 2,490 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 )
115 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 20 languages and held by 2,422 libraries worldwide
Sunset Park follows the hopes and fears of a cast of unforgettable characters brought together by the mysterious Miles Heller during the dark months of the 2008 economic collapse
Oracle night by Paul Auster( Book )
123 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in 12 languages and held by 2,168 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 )
79 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 13 languages and held by 2,164 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
Moon palace by Paul Auster( Book )
235 editions published between 1989 and 2017 in 21 languages and held by 2,060 libraries worldwide
In Moon Palace Paul Auster tells the story of Marco Stanley Fogg. The story concerns three generations, starting at the beginning of the 20th century and culminating in the first lunar landings. 'It was the summer that men first walked on the moon. I was very young back then, but did not believe there would ever be a future. I wanted to live dangerously, to push myself as far as I could go, and then see what happened when I got there.' So begins the mesmerising narrative of Marco Stanley Fogg - orphan, child of the 1960s, a quester by nature. Moon Palace is his story - a novel that spans three generations, from the early years of this century to the first lunar landings, and moves from the canyons of Manhattan to the cruelly beautiful landscape of the American West. Filled with suspense, unlikely coincidences, wrenching tragedies and marvellous flights of lyricism and erudition, the novel carries the reader effortlessly along with Marco's search - for love, for his unknown father, and for the key to the elusive riddle of his origins and his fate
Travels in the scriptorium by Paul Auster( Book )
81 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 2,003 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
Man in the dark by Paul Auster( Book )
65 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 1,959 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
4 3 2 1 by Paul Auster( Book )
45 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 1,900 libraries worldwide
"Paul Auster's greatest, most heartbreaking and satisfying novel -- a sweeping and surprising story of birthright and possibility, of love and of life itself: a masterpiece. Nearly two weeks early, on March 3, 1947, in the maternity ward of Beth Israel Hospital in Newark, New Jersey, Archibald Isaac Ferguson, the one and only child of Rose and Stanley Ferguson, is born. From that single beginning, Ferguson's life will take four simultaneous and independent fictional paths. Four identical Fergusons made of the same DNA, four boys who are the same boy, go on to lead four parallel and entirely different lives. Family fortunes diverge. Athletic skills and sex lives and friendships and intellectual passions contrast. Each Ferguson falls under the spell of the magnificent Amy Schneiderman, yet each Amy and each Ferguson have a relationship like no other. Meanwhile, readers will take in each Ferguson's pleasures and ache from each Ferguson's pains, as the mortal plot of each Ferguson's life rushes on. As inventive and dexterously constructed as anything Paul Auster has ever written, yet with a passion for realism and a great tenderness and fierce attachment to history and to life itself that readers have never seen from Auster before. 4 3 2 1 is a marvelous and unforgettably affecting tour de force."
Timbuktu : a novel by Paul Auster( Book )
159 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 22 languages and held by 1,872 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
Leviathan by Paul Auster( Book )
146 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in 14 languages and held by 1,859 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 )
19 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and Portuguese and held by 1,699 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 )
148 editions published between 1985 and 2017 in 14 languages and held by 1,608 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 )
199 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 17 languages and held by 1,595 libraries worldwide
Following the death of his father, Jim Nashe takes to the open road. But there he picks up Pozzi, a hitchhiking gambler, and is drawn into a dangerous game of high-stakes poker with two eccentric and reclusive millionaires
Mr. Vertigo by Paul Auster( Book )
168 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in 24 languages and held by 1,487 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 )
14 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,409 libraries worldwide
Smoke by Wayne Wang( visu )
186 editions published between 1885 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 1,100 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 829 libraries worldwide
A late-night phone call from a stranger involves Quinn, a mystery writer, in a baffling murder case stranger than his novels
The invention of solitude by Paul Auster( Book )
121 editions published between 1980 and 2017 in 14 languages and held by 519 libraries worldwide
I to dele: Portrait of an invisible man og The book of memory skildrer forfatteren mindet om sin nyligt afdøde far og sin egen rolle som far til en søn
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Alternative Names

controlled identity Benjamin, Paul, 1947-

Auster, P.
Auster P. 1947-
Auster, Paul
Auster , Paul Benjamin
Auster, Paul Benjamin 1947-
Awstir, Būl, 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 écrivain et cinéaste américain
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
Ūstir, Būl, 1947-
Uwatir, Būl, 1947-
Πολ Όστερ
Остер П. Б. 1947-
Остер, Пол, 1947-
Остер, Пол Бенджамин
Пол Остер
Пол Остър
אוסטר, פול 1947־
אוסטרת, פול 1947-
פול אוסטר
اُستر، پل
بول أوستر
بول أوستر، 1947-
پل استر
პოლ ოსტერი
오스터, 폴 1947-
오스터, 폴 밴자민 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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