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Auster, Paul 1947-

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

169 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 18 languages and held by 2,680 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
Sunset Park by Paul Auster( Book )

108 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 17 languages and held by 2,410 WorldCat member 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. An enigmatic young man employed as a trash-out worker in southern Florida obsessively photographing thousands of abandoned objects left behind by the evicted families. A group of young people squatting in an apartment in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. The Hospital for Broken Things, which specializes in repairing the artifacts of a vanished world. William Wyler's 1946 classic The Best Years of Our Lives. A celebrated actress preparing to return to Broadway. An independent publisher desperately trying to save his business and his marriage. These are just some of the elements Auster magically weaves together in this immensely moving novel about contemporary America and its ghosts
The Brooklyn follies by Paul Auster( Book )

81 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,354 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
Invisible by Paul Auster( Book )

79 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 13 languages and held by 2,178 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
Oracle night by Paul Auster( Book )

111 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 2,163 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
The New York trilogy by Paul Auster( Book )

158 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,023 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 )

81 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 2,022 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
Man in the dark by Paul Auster( Book )

64 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 1,976 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.--From publisher description
Leviathan by Paul Auster( Book )

144 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in 14 languages and held by 1,856 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Six days ago, a man blew himself up by the side of a road in northern Wisconsin ..." So begins the story told by Peter Aaron about his best friend, Benjamin Sachs. Sachs had a marriage Aaron envied, an intelligence he admired, a world he shared. And then suddenly, after a near-fatal fall that might or might not have been intentional, Sachs disappeared. Now Aaron must piece together the life that led to Sachs's death. His sole aim is to tell the truth and preserve it, before those who are investigating the case invent an account of their own
Moon palace by Paul Auster( Book )

151 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 1,800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marco Stanley Fogg, an orphan of the sixties, travels from Manhattan to Utah in search of himself
Timbuktu : a novel by Paul Auster( Book )

144 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 22 languages and held by 1,755 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( Book )

19 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and Portuguese and held by 1,725 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
4 3 2 1 by Paul Auster( Book )

24 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 1,599 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."--
Mr. Vertigo by Paul Auster( Book )

158 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 22 languages and held by 1,478 WorldCat member 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 )

13 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and held by 1,415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the country of last things by Paul Auster( Book )

72 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,332 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 )

70 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,186 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
Life/Situations : essays written and spoken by Jean-Paul Sartre( Book )

3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 1,059 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 )

158 editions published between 1885 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,040 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 )

24 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 830 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
 
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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-

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 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, 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-

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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Sunset ParkThe Brooklyn folliesInvisibleOracle nightThe New York trilogyTravels in the scriptoriumMan in the darkLeviathan