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Auster, Paul 1947-

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The Brooklyn follies by Paul Auster( Book )

116 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 21 languages and held by 2,735 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
The book of illusions : a novel by Paul Auster( Book )

126 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 16 languages and held by 2,715 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 New York trilogy by Paul Auster( Book )

333 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 26 languages and held by 2,635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents three short novels of mystery and suspense that combine elements of standard detective fiction and postmodern fiction
Sunset Park by Paul Auster( Book )

91 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 19 languages and held by 2,522 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 )

89 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in 17 languages and held by 2,376 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 )

119 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 20 languages and held by 2,352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Efter et langt sygdomsforløb lider forfatteren Sidney Orr af skriveblokering. En ny notesbog sætter ham i gang med en historie, der tilsyneladende får skæbnesvanger indflydelse på Orrs liv
Travels in the scriptorium by Paul Auster( Book )

81 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 14 languages and held by 2,302 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 )

75 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 16 languages and held by 2,196 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
Moon palace by Paul Auster( Book )

201 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 20 languages and held by 2,012 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 )

150 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 23 languages and held by 1,998 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
Leviathan by Paul Auster( Book )

180 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in 26 languages and held by 1,997 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)
I thought my father was God and other true tales from NPR's National Story Project by Ao Si Te( Book )

20 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 1,910 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 )

107 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in 13 languages and held by 1,570 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 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 held by 1,505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. Vertigo by Paul Auster( Book )

135 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 22 languages and held by 1,504 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 )

119 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 1,432 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
City of glass by Paul Auster( Book )

46 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and German and held by 928 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
Smoke by Wayne Wang( Visual )

94 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 822 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
Auggie Wren's Christmas story by Paul Auster( Book )

22 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 770 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
Ghosts by Paul Auster( Book )

48 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Second volet de la trilogie new-yorkaise de l'auteur. Une histoire de détectives privés et d'identités précaires, d'angoisse métaphysique
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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-

Uwatir, Būl, 1947-

אוסטר, פול 1947־

بول أوستر، 1947-

オースター, ポール

奥斯特 1947-

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The book of illusions : a novelThe New York trilogySunset ParkInvisibleOracle nightTravels in the scriptoriumMan in the darkMoon palace