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Mark Brown

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780719073960

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719073960.001.0001

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Streets

Streets

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Paul Auster
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Mark Brown

Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719073960.003.0002

This chapter studies the three main themes of language, writing and New York. It studies New York for the ways the characters, particularly Quinn in ‘City of Glass’, relate to the urban experience. It then discusses Auster's persistent theme of language and its capacity to engage and represent the metropolitan condition. This chapter also reviews the idea of writing, and emphasises the instabilities of literary form.

Keywords:   language, writing, New York, urban experience, metropolitan condition, instabilities, literary form

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