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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.
This page has not been updated in a long while; consequently, external links (if any) may lead to dead or moribund pages. I am now cleaning up these pages as fast as I can, but I am one man and it may take me a while to get to every page needing link checking (or even the “Other Resources” section added). Sorry. Please be patient.
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
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Other Paul Auster Resources
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 interviewss 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
Besides all that, the site has an Auster Message Board. Now that's how to do an
author web site.
Notable Science-Fiction and Fantasy Books by Paul Auster **
(For more possible titles by this author, see the “Unrated Books by Rated Authors” page.)
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