Winter Journal

Winter Journal

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By (author) Paul Auster

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  • Publisher: St Martin's Press
  • Format: Hardback | 229 pages
  • Dimensions: 138mm x 208mm x 24mm | 381g
  • Publication date: 21 August 2012
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0805095535
  • ISBN 13: 9780805095531
  • Sales rank: 135,719

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From the bestselling novelist and author of "The Invention of Solitude," a moving and highly personal meditation on the body, time, and language itself""That is where the story begins, in your body, and everything will end in the body as well."Facing his sixty-third winter, internationally acclaimed novelist Paul Auster sits down to write a history of his body and its sensations--both pleasurable and painful. Thirty years after the publication of "The Invention of Solitude," in which he wrote so movingly about fatherhood, Auster gives us a second unconventional memoir in which he writes about his mother's life and death. "Winter Journal" is a highly personal meditation on the body, time, and memory, by one of our most intellectually elegant writers.

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Paul Auster is the bestselling author of "Sunset Park," "Invisible," "Man in the Dark," "The Book of Illusions," and "The New York Trilogy," among many other works. His books have been translated into forty-three languages. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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"[A] graceful, moving new memoir... a kaleidoscopic reflection from one of our most important writers as he enters life's winter.... Auster's brilliance is in how he makes his deep love for his subjects palpable.... With "Winter Journal," Auster has given us a remarkable mosaic of his mother and his second wife, the most vital women in his life, while, at the same time, allowing readers to catch glimpses of themselves in the expansive life that's woven together in this stirring memoir." --Alex Lemon, "Dallas Morning News""Each year, when the inevitable hand-wringing begins over the American drought in winning the Nobel Prize for literature, I'm always surprised that more critics don't push Paul Auster.... The recent knock against American literature is that it's 'insular' and 'isolated, ' at least according to one grumpy Nobel Prize judge. As an antidote to those gripes, I'd like to press a few of Mr. Auster's books into more Swedish hands.... Mr. Auster's prose is sharp and the plots are coiled. And best of all, his stories are addictively entertaining.... Mr. Auster has written a spare meditation that's thoroughly entertaining. In short, "Winter Journal" might contemplate the past, but it reinforces Paul Auster's status as a writer at the peak of his talents." --Cody Corliss, "Pittsburgh Post-Gazette""Fascinating... Strikingly bold and original... Think of it as a literary cousin of Federico Fellini's semi-autobiographical film, 'Amarcord' ('I remember') -- only this time, we watch the protagonist grow up and become pensively aware of his mortality." --Doug Childers, "Richmond Times-Dispatch""Paul Auster's novels are mesmerizing reverie, often chilly to the touch yet exploding with exponential warmth on deeper consideration. The same can be said for "Winter Journal," a new memoir that comes three decades after his first, The Invention of Solitude. Here, Auster surveys the physical, emotional and spiritual landscapes of his life, then deconstructs these