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Auster, Paul 1947-

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The New York trilogy by Paul Auster( Book )

352 editions published between 1985 and 2017 in 15 languages and held by 2,662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents three short novels of mystery and suspense that combine elements of standard detective fiction and postmodern fiction
The book of illusions : a novel by Paul Auster( Book )

183 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 18 languages and held by 2,661 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 )

107 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 2,480 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 )

122 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 21 languages and held by 2,396 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. Miles is haunted by guilt for having inadvertently caused the death of his step-brother, a situation that caused him to flee his father and step-mother in New York 7 years ago. What keeps him in Florida is his relationship with a teenage high-school girl, Pilar, but when her family threatens to expose their relationship, Miles decides to protect Pilar by going back to Brooklyn, where he settles in a squat to prepare himself to face the inevitable confrontation with his father that he has been avoiding for years
Invisible by Paul Auster( Book )

80 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 13 languages and held by 2,147 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
4 3 2 1 by Paul Auster( Book )

59 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in 12 languages and held by 2,117 WorldCat member 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."--
Moon palace by Paul Auster( Book )

245 editions published between 1989 and 2017 in 22 languages and held by 2,068 WorldCat member 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
Oracle night by Paul Auster( Book )

106 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 2,012 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recovering from a near-fatal illness, Sidney Orr, a thirty-four-year-old novelist, purchases a mysterious blue notebook from a Brooklyn stationery shop and is drawn into a bizarre world of eerie premonitions and baffling events
Timbuktu : a novel by Paul Auster( Book )

172 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in 23 languages and held by 1,896 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
Travels in the scriptorium by Paul Auster( Book )

79 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,891 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
Leviathan by Paul Auster( Book )

147 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in 14 languages and held by 1,851 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)
Man in the dark by Paul Auster( Book )

54 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 1,839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seventy-two-year-old August Brill is recovering from a car accident in his daughters 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 forgethis wifes recent death and the horrific murder of his granddaughters 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, Brills 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 Tituss death
I thought my father was God and other true tales from NPR's National Story Project by Paul Auster( Book )

28 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,713 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 )

150 editions published between 1985 and 2017 in 14 languages and held by 1,606 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 )

202 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 17 languages and held by 1,598 WorldCat member 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 )

173 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in 25 languages and held by 1,492 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 )

13 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

City of glass by Paul Auster( Book )

113 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 1,134 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
Life/Situations : essays written and spoken by Jean-Paul Sartre( Book )

3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 1,053 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interviews with intellectual vigor: Sartre's preoccupations as a man and writer, autobigraphical reflections and reappraisals, a tartly provocative consideration of the woman's movement with Simone de Beauvoir, and on his monumental study of Flaubert
Smoke by Wayne Wang( Visual )

163 editions published between 1885 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,033 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
 
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The book of illusions : a novel
Alternative Names

controlled identityBenjamin, 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-

ポール・オースター

保羅·奧斯特

奥斯特 1947-

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Multiple languages (2)

Greek, Modern (1)

Bosnian (1)

Serbian (1)

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The book of illusions : a novelThe Brooklyn folliesSunset ParkInvisibleMoon palaceOracle nightTimbuktu : a novelTravels in the scriptorium