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    DescriptionAn updated edition with six new essays, including "An Evening at Shea" and "Remembering Beckett," as well as two long interviews from "one of America's greats" ("Time Out Chicago") The celebrated author of "Invisible," "The New York Trilogy," and "The Book of Illusions "presents a highly personal collection of essays, prefaces, true stories, autobiographical writings (including the seminal work "The Invention of Solitude"), and collaborations with artists, as well as occasional pieces written for magazines and newspapers. Ranging in subject from Sir Walter Raleigh to Kafka, Nathaniel Hawthorne to the high-wire artist Philippe Petit, conceptual artist Sophie Calle to Auster's own typewriter, the World Trade Center catastrophe to his beloved New York City itself, "Collected Prose" records the passions and insights of a writer who "will be remembered as one of the great writers of our time" ("San Francisco Chronicle").


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    Title
    Collected Prose
    Subtitle
    Autobiographical Writings, True Stories, Critical Essays, Prefaces, Collaborations with Artists, and Interviews
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Paul Auster
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 593
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 211 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 454 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780312429928
    ISBN 10: 0312429924
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.4
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DQ, DNF
    B&T Book Type: FI
    LC classification: PS
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11110
    DC22: 818.5408
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    DC21: 818.5408
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 94
    B&T General Subject: 500
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    BISAC V2.8: LCO010000
    Abridged Dewey: 810
    B&T Approval Code: A26012000
    BISAC V2.8: LCO002000
    B&T Approval Code: P26100490
    Edition statement
    Expanded ed.
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    St Martin's Press
    Imprint name
    St Martin's Press
    Publication date
    22 June 2010
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Paul Auster is the author of eleven novels, most recently "Oracle Night." His previous two novels, "The Book of Illusions" and "Timbuktu," were national bestsellers. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
    Review quote
    "Auster's "Collected Prose" provides a fascinating long-exposure snapshot of a writer's private and abiding obsessions and touchstones as he oscillates between the worlds of his life and art."--"The Times" (London) "He is a remarkable writer whose work needs to be read in totality."--"The Sunday Herald "(Scotland) "One of America's leading novelists...The literary essays and prefaces in this collection are elegant and accessible.... Much of what is offered here displays his warmth, democratic instincts, and human concerns."--Hilary Mantel, "Daily Telegraph" (London) "Auster really does possess the wand of the enchanter."--Michael Dirda, "The New York Review of Books" "Auster's informed enthusiasms, especially for European modernism and aspects of the avant-garde, make him a passionate, intelligent, and stimulating commentator. He writes acutely about the dilemmas which inform serious artistic decisions. The hospitable, generous pieces make one want to go immediately to the writers he discusses."--"The Observer" (London)
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    An essential collection from one of the finest thinkers and stylists in contemporary letters. The celebrated author of "The New York Trilogy," "The Book of Illusions," and "Oracle Nigh"t presents here a highly personal collection of essays, prefaces, true stories, autobiographical writings, and collaborations with artists, as well as occasional pieces written for magazines and newspapers, including "The Invention of Solitud"e his "breathtaking memoir." ("Financial Times Magazine London") Ranging in subject from Sir Walter Raleigh to Kafka, Nathaniel Hawthorne to the high-wire artist Philippe Petit, conceptual artist Sophie Calle to Auster's own typewriter, the World Trade Center catastrophe to his beloved New York City itself, "Collected Prose" records the passions and insights of a writer who "will be remembered as one of the great writers of our time" ("San Francisco Chronicle"). "Auster's "Collected Prose" provides a fascinating long-exposure snapshot of a writer's private and abiding obsessions and touchstones as he oscillates between the worlds of his life and art."--"The Times" (London) "He is a remarkable writer whose work needs to be read in totality."--"The Sunday Herald "(Scotland) "One of America's leading novelists...The literary essays and prefaces in this collection are elegant and accessible.... Much of what is offered here displays his warmth, democratic instincts, and human concerns."--"The Daily Telegraph" (London) "Auster's informed enthusiasms, especially for European modernism and aspects of the avant-garde, make him a passionate, intelligent, and stimulating commentator. He writes acutely about the dilemmas which inform serious artistic decisions. The hospitable, generous pieces make one want to go immediately to the writers he discusses."--"The Observer" (London) Paul Auster is the author of eleven novels, most recently "Oracle Nigh"t. His previous two novels, "The Book of Illusions" and "Timbuktu," were national bestsellers. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.