Winter Journal

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Henry Holt and Company, Aug 21, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 240 pages
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“That is where the story begins, in your body and everything will end in the body as well.”

On January 3, 2011, exactly one month before his sixty-fourth birthday, internationally acclaimed novelist Paul Auster sat down and wrote the first entry of Winter Journal, his unorthodox, beautifully wrought examination of his own life, as seen through the history of his body. Auster takes us from childhood to the brink of old age as he summons forth a universe of physical sensation, of pleasures and pains, moving from the awakening of sexual desire as an adolescent to the ever deepening bonds of married love, from meditations on eating and sleeping to the “scalding, epiphanic moment of clarity” in 1978 that set him on a new course as a writer.

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User Review  - M. Sarki - Goodreads There were never any kids in my grade school with missing limbs. Actually, I don't remember any throughout my entire K-12 educational ordeal. Looking back all ... Read full review

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User Review  - Johanna - Goodreads

I don't like Paul Auster's style usually (apart from Smoke and Blue in the Face)but I liked this plenty. At 64, Auster is musing through his life via the body that has carried him this far. It is ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

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

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