A life in words, conversations with I.B. Siegumfeldt, Paul Auster
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  • A life in words, conversations with I.B. Siegumfeldt, Paul Auster
Main title
  • A life in words
Sub title
  • conversations with I.B. Siegumfeldt
Responsibility statement
  • Paul Auster
  • eng
  • "Paul Auster's A Life in Words--a wide-ranging dialogue between Auster and the Danish professor I.B. Siegumfeldt--is a remarkably candid and often surprising celebration of one writer's art, craft, and life. It includes many revelations that have never been shared before, such as that he doesn't consider himself a postmodernist even though he is frequently labeled as one. This is a book that's full of surprises, composed of spoken words that sometimes jump off the page like good drama. The conversations between Auster and Siegumfeldt went on for three years, starting in 2011, and continuing after there was a complete draft in revisions and further conversations that went on until now. All twenty-one of Auster's narrative works are covered as well as all the themes and obsessions that drive the work, and the man"--, Provided by publisher
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  • Includes bibliographical references and index
Biography type
  • collective biography
  • index present
Literary form
  • non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
OCLC Number
  • 951557184
Table of contents
  • Prologue : Clearing the air -- Part one : Autogiographical writings. The invention of solitude. (1982) "everything comes from within and moves out" -- Hand to mouth : a chronicle of early failure. (1997) "permanently penniless" -- The red notebook. (2002) ars poetica -- Winter journal. (2012) memory and the body -- Report from the interior. (2013) becoming human -- Part two : Novels. The New York trilogy. (1985-6) "learning to live with ambiguity" -- In the country of last things. (1987) ephemerality -- Moon palace. (1989) "the song is in the step" -- The music of chance. (1990) "the mechanics of reality" -- Leviathan. (1992) the fall -- Mr. Vertigo (1994) levitating -- Timbuktu. (1999) "the pure pleasure of language" -- The book of illusions. (2002) from page to picture -- Oracle night. (2003) "the world is in my head" -- The Brooklyn follies. (2005) "an escape from American reality" -- Travels in the scriptorium. (2006) one dark day of amnesia : "the writer rewritten" -- Man in the dark. (2008) one white night of insomnia : confronting one's past -- Invisible. (2009) three seasons and an epilogue -- Sunset park. (2010) broken things
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