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Paul Auster

Paul Benjamin Auster (born February 3, 1947, Newark, New Jersey) is a Brooklyn-based author. He is probably most famous for his collection, The New York Trilogy. Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... February 3 is the 34th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ... Nickname: Map of Newark in Essex County County Essex Founded/Incorporated 1666/1836 Government  - Mayor Cory Booker, term of office 2006–2010 Area [1]  - City 67. ... Brooklyn (named after the Dutch city Breukelen) is one of the five boroughs of New York City. ... The New York Trilogy is a series of novels or long stories by Paul Auster. ...

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Biography

Paul Auster was born in Newark, New Jersey, to Jewish middle class parents Samuel and Queenie Auster. He attended school in Maplewood, New Jersey and graduated from Columbia High School. After graduating from Columbia University in 1970, he moved to France where he earned a living translating French literature. Since returning to USA in 1974, he has published his own poems, essays, novels and translations of French writers such as Stéphane Mallarmé and Joseph Joubert. The word Jew ( Hebrew: יהודי) is used in a wide number of ways, but generally refers to a follower of the Jewish faith, a child of a Jewish mother, or someone of Jewish descent with a connection to Jewish culture or ethnicity and often a combination... Columbia University is a private research university in the United States. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Portrait of Stéphane Mallarmé by Édouard Manet. ... Joseph Joubert (born May 7, 1754 in Montignac, Périgord and died May 4, 1824 in Villeneuve-sur-Yonne) was a French moralist and essayist, remembered today largely for his Pensées published posthumously. ...


He married his second wife, writer Siri Hustvedt, in 1981. Previously, Auster was married to the acclaimed writer Lydia Davis. He is the father of Daniel and Sophie. Siri Hustvedt is a writer, born February 19th 1955 in Northfield, Minnesota, United States. ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Lydia Davis is a contemporary American author and translator of French. ...


He is also the Vice-President of [[PEN American Center]


Writing

Auster's first novel was a detective novel called Squeeze Play (1976) and was written under the pseudonym Paul Benjamin (Benjamin is his middle name). Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes Detective fiction is a branch of crime fiction that centers upon the investigation of a crime, usually murder, by a detective, either professional or amateur. ...


Auster gained renown for a series of three experimental detective stories published collectively as The New York Trilogy (1987). These books are not conventional detective stories organized around a mystery and a series of clues. Rather, he uses the detective form to address existential issues and questions of identity, creating his own distinctively postmodern form in the process. The search for identity and personal meaning has permeated Auster's later publications. The New York Trilogy is a series of novels or long stories by Paul Auster. ... Existentialism is a philosophical movement which claims that individual human beings have full responsibility for creating the meanings of their own lives. ... Postmodernist architecture of the Stata Center by Frank Gehry Sydney Opera House The term Postmodernism (sometimes referred to as Pomo, Po-Mo, or PoMo [1], [2], [3]) was coined in the early 1960s to describe a dissatisfaction with modern architecture, founding the postmodern architecture. ...


Later Auster's works concentrate heavily on the role of coincidence and random events (The Music of Chance) or increasingly, the relationships between men and their peers and environment (The Book of Illusions, Leviathan). Auster's heroes often find themselves obliged to work as part of someone else's inscrutable and larger-than-life schemes.


He was awarded the 2006 Prince of Asturias Award for Literature, received in previous years by Günter Grass, Arthur Miller and Mario Vargas Llosa. The Prince of Asturias Awards (in Spanish: Premios Príncipe de Asturias) is a series of annual prizes given in Spain by the Fundación Príncipe de Asturias to individuals from around the world who make notable achievements in the sciences, humanities, or public affairs. ... Günter Wilhelm Grass (born October 16, 1927) is a Nobel Prize-winning German author. ... Arthur Asher Miller (October 17, 1915 – February 10, 2005) was an American playwright and essayist. ... Mario Vargas Llosa in his youth. ...


Published works

Fiction

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Screenplays

Smoke is an American motion picture released in 1995. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... The film Blue in the Face (1995) is a comedy directed by Wayne Wang and Paul Auster. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... Lulu on the Bridge (1998) is the directorial debut of acclaimed author Paul Auster. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Siri Hustvedt is a writer, born February 19th 1955 in Northfield, Minnesota, United States. ... Miranda July Miranda July (born February 1, 1974) is a performance artist, musician, writer, and film director. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...

Essays, memoirs, and autobiographies

Austers father, a man barely present to his son, the outside world, or perhaps even to himself, is the subject of this memoir/meditation. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... The Red Notebook is a collection of stories written by Paul Auster in four parts. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... The Story of My Typewriter is a little book, by Paul Auster, mostly with pictures by the painter Sam Messer about the authors old Olympia typewriter. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ...

Other media

  • On the album As Smart as We Are by New York band One Ring Zero, Auster wrote the lyrics for the song "Natty Man Blues" based on Cincinnati poet Norman Finkelstein.
  • In 1993, a movie adaptation of The Music of Chance was released. Auster features in a cameo role at the end of the film.

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See also

Smoke is an American independent film released in 1995. ... The film Blue in the Face (1995) is a comedy directed by Wayne Wang and Paul Auster. ...

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Persondata
NAME Auster, Paul
ALTERNATIVE NAMES
SHORT DESCRIPTION American writer
DATE OF BIRTH February 3, 1947
PLACE OF BIRTH Newark, New Jersey
DATE OF DEATH
PLACE OF DEATH

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Guardian Unlimited Books | Authors | Auster, Paul (400 words)
Auster's career has ranged from family memoir (The Invention of Solitude) to speculative dystopia (In The Country of Last Things), picaresque magical realism (Mr Vertigo), investigations of identity (The New York Trilogy established him as the only author one could compare to Samuel Beckett) and animal fable (Timbuktu).
Auster is developing a movie glamour side to balance his high-art intellectualism.
The Music of Chance was directed by Philip Haas in 1993, starring James Spader (Auster appears as a driver), and caught the understated, dreamlike atmosphere of the novel.
Paul Auster - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (741 words)
Paul Benjamin Auster (born February 3, 1947, Newark, New Jersey) is a Brooklyn-based author.
Paul Auster was born to Jewish middle class parents Samuel and Queenie Auster.
Previously, Auster was married to the acclaimed writer Lydia Davis.
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