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Paul Auster

Mark Brown


This book provides an extended analysis of Paul Auster's essays, poetry, fiction, films and collaborative projects. It explores his key themes of identity; language and writing; metropolitan living and community; and storytelling and illusion. By tracing how Auster's representations of New York and city life have matured from a position of urban nihilism to qualified optimism, the book shows how the variety of forms he works in influences the treatment of his central concerns. The chapters are organised around gradually extending spaces to reflect the way in which Auster's work broadens its fo ... More

Keywords: Paul Auster, identity, optimism, urban nihilism, metropolitan living, community, storytelling, illusion, New York, city life

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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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Mark Brown, author

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