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Auster, Paul 1947-

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

162 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 18 languages and held by 2,719 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 )

99 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 2,581 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 2,475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the sprawling flatlands of Florida, 28-year-old Miles is photographing the last lingering traces of families who have abandoned their houses due to debt or foreclosure
The New York trilogy by Paul Auster( Book )

300 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in 16 languages and held by 2,353 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 )

133 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in 16 languages and held by 2,276 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 )

75 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 13 languages and held by 2,247 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 2,135 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 )

233 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in 21 languages and held by 2,100 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 )

59 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 9 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
Timbuktu : a novel by Paul Auster( Book )

151 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 22 languages and held by 1,923 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Together Willy G. Christmas, a brilliant but troubled poet-saint from Brooklyn, and his faithful dog sally forth in search of Willy's beloved high-school teacher who, years ago, knew him as William Gurevitch, son of Polish war refugees
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 1,790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of 180 personal, true-life accounts from NPR's National Story Project reflects the work of men and women of all ages, backgrounds, and walks of life and is accompanied by a look at the role of storytelling in our lives
In the country of last things by Paul Auster( Book )

146 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 14 languages and held by 1,646 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 )

192 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 17 languages and held by 1,597 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 )

167 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 24 languages and held by 1,520 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 1,456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Smoke by Wayne Wang( Visual )

181 editions published between 1885 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 1,109 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 )

23 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 847 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 )

29 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 780 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 )

27 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 640 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
The invention of solitude by Paul Auster( Book )

112 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in 14 languages and held by 514 WorldCat member 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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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 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-



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