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The Invention of Solitude - Paul Auster
The Invention of Solitude
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'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 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... show more
'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 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.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780143112228 (0143112228)
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 192
Edition language: English
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Nithou's Readings
Nithou's Readings rated it
4.0 The Invention of Solitude
La première partie 'Portrait d' un homme invisible' est touchante et intriguante, pouvant se relier à plusieurs personnes croisées ça et là, rappelant en certains points L'étranger de Camus, le tout rattaché à un univers familial particulier pouvant expliquer beaucoup de choses. La seconde, L'invent...
M Sarki
M Sarki rated it
Granted, the first section dealing with the death of his father was nothing short of amazing. I loved it as have most who have read it and felt it necessary to say something about their personal experience. And yes, the second section, The Book of Memory did focus on his son Daniel and I think he ...
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