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The novels of Paul Auster—finely wrought, self-reflexive, jam-packed with doublings, coincidences, and mysteries—have captured the mind's eye of readers and the admiration of many critics of latest literature. In Beyond the purple Notebook, the 1st booklet dedicated to the works of Auster, Dennis Barone has assembled a global team of students who current twelve essays that supply a wealthy and insightful exam of Auster's writings.

The authors discover connections among Auster's poetry and fiction, the philosophical underpinnings of his writing, its relation to detective fiction, and its certain embodiment of the postmodern chic. Their essays give you the fullest research to be had of Auster's topics of solitude, probability, and paternity present in works equivalent to The Invention of Solitude, City of Glass, Ghosts, The Locked Room, In the rustic of final Things, Moon Palace, The song of Chance, and Leviathan.

This quantity comprises contributions from Pascal Bruckner, Marc Chenetier, Norman Finkelstein, Derek Rubin, Madeleine Sorapure, Stephen Bernstein, Tim Woods, Steven Weisenburger, Arthur Saltzman, Eric Wirth, and Motoyuki Shibata. The huge bibliography, ready by way of William Drenttel, will vastly gain either students and common readers.

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