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Paul Auster

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This is a brief discussion of Paul Auster and, of course, of some speculative-fiction books by Auster.

This discussion and list does not necessarily include every book by Auster: it includes only those books that I both know and like. Just as with the author list itself, omission of a particular item may mean I didn’t think highly enough of the omitted item, or it may simply mean that I have not yet sufficient familiarity with it. (In a very few cases, I have listed some books merely on the strength of my opinion of the author: all such books are clearly marked below, as throughout these lists, with a hash mark (#) before the title so you know what’s what.)

I don’t pretend that this discussion is a deep analysis. My intent is no more than to give you a rough idea of what kinds of tales Auster tells, how those tales are usually told, and what makes them and Auster worthy; in sum, to help you rank Paul Auster (and the works by Auster listed here) on your personal literary “to do” list.

A Few Words About Paul Auster

Regrettably, I have not yet had an opportunity to write an essay on this author, but the “Other Resources” section below will lead you to some information about the “Notable Books” listed farther down this page.

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Other Paul Auster Resources

Paul Auster Resources on the Web

(Beware the site “Paul Auster: A Blog Of Two Halves”, which has nothing to do with the author Paul Auster.)

First off, Auster maintains a Facebook page, but—apparently—no web site of his own.

Of dedicated Auster sites, there is the accurately self-descriptive Paul Auster (The Definitive Web Site). There is also Stillman’s Maze, another dedicated Auster site (and a most curious one).

Once again I find the heavy lifting already done: the “Definitive Web Site” claims—probably correctly—to have links “to all known articles on the web and more” (whatever “more” might encompass); it also has links “to all known interviews on the web and more” (same thought re “more”); and it numerous links to Auster Translations, Contributions, Introductions, Works about and Extraneous Works by Paul Auster. Besides all that, the site has an Auster Message Board. Now that’s how to do an author web site.

Note! That site may now be well out of date: the last post on its Message Board is from 2007. That doesn’t necessarily mean the site as a whole hasn’t been updated since then, but it’s suggestive.

There is an interesting article/interview re Auster at The Paris Review in their “Art of Fiction” series. And “Paul Auster: A Writer of Fate, Love, and New York” at the Exploring Your Mind site is utile, as is “Author, Auster: My Love for the Novelist Paul Auster” at Actor/Writer/Producer Paul Nugent’s web site. There’s quite a bit more—Google Is Your Friend—but that’s enough to be going on with.

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Paul Auster Resources in Print

I could not find any.

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Notable Science-Fiction and Fantasy Books by Paul Auster ***

(For more possible titles by this author, see the “Unrated Books by Rated Authors” page.)
(Auster is a fine writer with many other books so very close to being speculative—though probably “surreal” is closer—that he, like a few other authors here, is also listed separately in the article “The Book on the Borderland” section on the obiter dicta page.)

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