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Invention of Solitude-25th Anniv. Edition - 82 edition

Invention of Solitude-25th Anniv. Edition (ISBN10: 0143112228; ISBN13: 9780143112228)
ISBN13: 978-0143112228
ISBN10: 0143112228

Summary: Paul Auster's book starts with an event at once ordinary and unique. . .His father, after a divorce and 15 years of living alone in a big house in New Jersey, 'in the best of health, not even old, with no history of illness,' suddenly died. . . .It overwhelmed [Paul] not only with shock but also with a desperate need to examine at last his memory of the man who had been his father . . . .Solitude starts with. . .Auster's urge to save his father's life from vanishing
along with his father. It leads initially to an evocation of his father's conduct and oddities, a reconstruction made of remembered scraps and impressions.
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Summary: Paul Auster's book starts with an event at once ordinary and unique. . .His father, after a divorce and 15 years of living alone in a big house in New Jersey, 'in the best of health, not even old, with no history of illness,' suddenly died. . . .It overwhelmed [Paul] not only with shock but also with a desperate need to examine at last his memory of the man who had been his father . . . .Solitude starts with. . .Auster's urge to save his father's life from vanishing along with his father. It leads initially to an evocation of his father's conduct and oddities, a reconstruction made of remembered scraps and impressions. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 82
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Books, Inc.
Published: 01/30/2007
International: No



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(25th Anniversary Edition). Paul Auster's moving & personal meditation on fatherhood. The first section, "Portrait of an Invisible Man," reveals Auster's memories & feelings after the death of his fa ...show morether, a distant, undemonstrative, almost cold man. As he attends to his father's business affairs & sifts through his effects, Auster uncovers a 60-year-old family murder mystery that sheds light on his father's elusive character. In "The Book of Memory," the perspective shifts from Auster's identity as son to his role as father. Through a mosaic of images, coincidences, & associations, the narrator, "A," contemplates his separation from his son, his dying grandfather, & the solitary nature of writing. ...show less
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