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Auster, Paul 1947-

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4 3 2 1 by Paul Auster( Book )

102 editions published between 2017 and 2020 in 18 languages and held by 2,652 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."--
The book of illusions : a novel by Paul Auster( Book )

137 editions published between 2001 and 2018 in 19 languages and held by 2,402 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 )

119 editions published between 2005 and 2020 in 11 languages and held by 2,358 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 )

140 editions published between 2010 and 2019 in 23 languages and held by 2,336 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
Invisible by Paul Auster( Book )

92 editions published between 2009 and 2019 in 13 languages and held by 2,032 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sinuously constructed in four interlocking parts, Paul Auster's fifteenth novel opens in New York City in the spring of 1967, when twenty-year-old Adam Walker, an aspiring poet and a student at Columbia University, meets the enigmatic Frenchman Rudolf Born and his silent and seductive girlfriend, Margot. Before long, Walker is caught in a perverse triangle that leads to a sudden, shocking act of violence that will alter the course of his life
Oracle night by Paul Auster( Book )

125 editions published between 2003 and 2018 in 11 languages and held by 1,986 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
Moon palace by Paul Auster( Book )

192 editions published between 1989 and 2019 in 21 languages and held by 1,895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marco Fogg, loner and dreamer, is forced from his Manhattan apartment and roams Central Park as a vagrant until he is rescued by gentle Kitty Wu. He ends up as the live-in helper to an invalid old man, the recording of whose life story becomes Marco's obsession
Leviathan by Paul Auster( Book )

159 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in 14 languages and held by 1,866 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 )

67 editions published between 2008 and 2019 in 8 languages and held by 1,829 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. Passionate and shocking, Man in the Dark is a novel of our moment, a book that forces us to confront the blackness of night even as it celebrates the existence of ordinary joys in a world capable of the most grotesque violence
The New York trilogy by Paul Auster( Book )

256 editions published between 1985 and 2019 in 16 languages and held by 1,741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents three short novels of mystery and suspense that combine elements of standard detective fiction and postmodern fiction
Travels in the scriptorium by Paul Auster( Book )

67 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,718 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
Timbuktu : a novel by Paul Auster( Book )

147 editions published between 1998 and 2018 in 22 languages and held by 1,700 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
I thought my father was God and other true tales from NPR's National Story Project by Paul Auster( Book )

29 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,616 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 )

118 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in 12 languages and held by 1,503 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
Mr. Vertigo by Paul Auster( Book )

182 editions published between 1994 and 2019 in 25 languages and held by 1,489 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 music of chance by Paul Auster( Book )

155 editions published between 1990 and 2019 in 16 languages and held by 1,459 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
The Random House book of twentieth-century French poetry : with translations by American and British poets( Book )

10 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and held by 1,374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

City of glass by Paul Auster( Book )

110 editions published between 1985 and 2017 in 12 languages and held by 1,112 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 1,037 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
The New York trilogy : City of glass, Ghosts, The locked room by Paul Auster( Book )

41 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in English and held by 723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The locked room: The nameless hero journeys into the unknown as he attemps to reconstruct the past which he has experienced almost as a dream
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The book of illusions : a novel
The Brooklyn folliesSunset ParkInvisibleOracle nightMoon palaceLeviathanMan in the darkThe New York trilogy
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controlled identityBenjamin, Paul, 1947-

Auster P. 1947-

Auster, Paul

Auster , Paul Benjamin

Auster, Paul Benjamin 1947-

Austeris Paulas

Awstir, Būl 1947-

Benjamin , Paul

Benjamin, Paul, 1947-

Benjamin, Paul, pseud.

Oster, Pol

Osṭer, Pol 1947-

Osters, Pols, 1947-

Paul Auster

Paul Auster American novelist, poet, essayist, screenwriter

Paul Auster americký spisovatel

Paul Auster americký spisovateľ, básnik, prozaik, scenárista, režisér a prekladateľ

Paul Auster Amerikaans filmregisseur

Paul Auster amerikansk författare och manusförfattare

Paul Auster amerikansk forfatter

Paul Auster amerykański pisarz

Paul Auster écrivain et cinéaste américain

Paul Auster escriptor estatunidenc

Paul Auster escritor estadounidense

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

Пол Остэр пісьменьнік ЗША

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אוסטר, פול

אוסטר, פול 1947־

אוסטרת, פול 1947-

פול אוסטר סופר יהודי אמריקאי

اُستر، پل.

بول أوستر

بول أوستر، 1947-

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오스터, 폴 1947-

오스터, 폴 밴자민 1947-

오스터, 폴 벤자민 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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