'One day there is life . . . And then, suddenly, it happens there is death.'
So begins Paul Auster's moving and personal meditation on fatherhood, The Invention of Solitude. The first section, 'Portrait of an Invisible Man', reveals Auster's memories and feelings after the death of his father. In 'The Book of Memory' the perspective shifts to Auster's role as a father. The narrator, 'A.', contemplates his separation from his son, his dying grandfather and the solitary nature of writing and story-telling.
With all the keen literary intelligence familiar from The New York Trilogy or Sunset Park, Paul Auster crafts an intensely intimate work from a ground-breaking combination of introspection, meditation and biography.
Publisher: Faber & Faber ISBN: 9780571288328 Number of pages: 208 Weight: 182 g Dimensions: 197 x 127 x 14 mm Edition: Main
Paul Auster is an American author whose writing is prevalently concerned with meaning, coincidence, identity and symbolism. His key works are The New York Trilogy - three stories which hinge on the nature of meaning and perception, and Leviathan - perhaps his easiest and most straightforward work.
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