Winter Journal
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Winter Journal

Written by Paul AusterPaul Auster Author Alert
Category: Biography & Autobiography - Personal Memoirs
Format: eBook, 224 pages
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
ISBN: 978-0-7710-0906-8 (0-7710-0906-2)

Pub Date: August 7, 2012
Price: $13.99

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Winter Journal
Written by Paul Auster

Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780771009068
Our Price: $13.99

Also available as a hardcover and a trade paperback.
About this Book

Facing his sixty-forth winter, internationally acclaimed novelist Paul Auster decides to write a journal as he sees himself aging in ways he never imagined. Compellingly written, and with dreamlike logic and urgency, the autobiographical fragments and meditations produce an extraordinary mosaic of a life. Weaving together vividly detailed stories, Auster illuminates how each small incident comes to signify a whole. Also, there are two recurring moments: one of bodily terror -- his panic attack following his mother's death in 2002; the other of joy -- his experience watching a dance piece in 1978 which releases him from writer's block just prior to his father's death. It was his father's death that began his first equally unconvential and internationally celebrated memoir, The Invention of Solitude, published thirty years ago. Now, Auster has included an unforgettable portrait of his mother. Winter Journal is a surprising and moving meditation on time, the body, the weight of memory, a long and fulfilling marriage (with author Siri Hustvedt), and language itself by one of the most interesting and elegant writers writing today, and one with a devoted following.

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"Surely one of the most interesting writers of our time." -- Montreal Gazette 

"A literary genius, capable of writing the most complex book possible, yet never losing the reader's intense interest..." --Deseret Morning News

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About this Author

PAUL AUSTER is the bestselling author of Sunset Park, Invisible, Man in the Dark, The Book of Illusions, and The New York Triology, among many other works. His books have been translated into forty-three languages. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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