Ghosts

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Sun & Moon, 1986 - Fiction - 96 pages
76 Reviews
A fiction writer compiles his essays and interviews with such literary greats as Franz Kafka, Samuel Beckett, Paul Celan, and more in a book that calls attention to the dangerous stakes of writing and undermines accepted notions about literature.

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Very similar to 'City of Glass' in plot and feel. - Goodreads
But Auster is a fine writer, nonetheless. - Goodreads
In some sense, a writer has no life of his own. - Goodreads
If you're a writer I'd recommend it hands down. - Goodreads
Meh. Saw the ending coming a mile away or further. - Goodreads
Writing is a solitary business. - Goodreads

Review: Ghosts (New York Trilogy #2)

User Review  - DJ Dycus - Goodreads

Clever, interesting, puzzling, yes--but it didn't quite knock my socks off like City of Glass did. What is intriguing, though, are the connections between the two parts--it's certainly not a sequel in the conventional sense. Read full review

Review: Ghosts (New York Trilogy #2)

User Review  - Joy Sandberg - Goodreads

"Such is the way of the world: one step at a time, one word and then the next. There are certain things that Blue cannot possibly know at this point. For knowledge comes slowly, and when it comes, it is often at great personal expense." Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
5
Section 2
7
Section 3
104
Copyright

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About the author (1986)

Paul Auster was born on February 3, 1947, in Newark, New Jersey. He received a B.A. and a M.A. in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University. In addition to his career as a writer, Auster has been a census taker, tutor, merchant seaman, little-league baseball coach, and a telephone operator. He started his writing career as a translator. He soon gained popularity for the detective novels that make up his New York Trilogy. His other works include The Invention of Solitude; Leviathan; Moon Palace; Facing the Music; In the Country of Last Things; The Music of Chance; Mr. Vertigo; and The Brooklyn Follies. His latest novels are entitled, Invisible and Sunset Park. In addition to his novels, Auster has written screenplays and directed several films. He is the recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and a French Prix Medicis for Foreign Literature.

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