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Collected Poems

Collected Poems (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Auster, Paul

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Paul Auster's penetrating and charged verse resembles little else in recent American poetry.

ISBN 9781585679119
Barcode 9781585679119
Published 26 June 2007 by Harry N. Abrams
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781585679119
ISBN-10 1585679119
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (on backorder); allow 4-8 weeks
Publisher Harry N. Abrams
Imprint Harry N. Abrams
Publication Date 26 June 2007
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Auster, Paul
Category Poetry Texts & Anthologies
Number of Pages 205
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 19mm
Weight 272g
Interest Age 18+ years
Reading Age 18+ years
NBS Text Poetry Texts & Poetry Anthologies
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 811.54
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

A stunning and considered collection of poetry and writings by one of the most intriguing and accomplished voices in contemporary literature. Paul Auster's penetrating and charged verse resembles little else in recent American poetry. This collection of Auster's poetry, translations, and composition notes from early in his career do much to reinforce the idea that Paul Auster is, indeed, a unique and masterful figure in the literary world. Taut, densely lyrical, and everywhere informed by a powerful and subtle music, this selection of writings begins with the compact verse fragments of Spokes (written when Auster was in his early twenties) and Unearth, continues on through the more ample meditations of Wall Writing, Disappearances, Effigies, Fragments From the Cold, Facing the Music, and White Spaces, then moves further back in time to include Auster's revealing translations of many of the French poets who influenced his own writing, as well as the provocative and previously unpublished Notes From A Composition Book (1967). An introduction by Norman Finkelstein connects biographical elements to a consideration of the work, and takes in Auster's early literary and philosophical influences. Powerful, haunting, and precise, this view from the past to the present will appeal to those unfamiliar with this aspect of Auster's work, as well as those already acquainted with his poetry.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review This is a persuasive instance of a master at work in the form which was to provide his own initiation is a writer....As always, Auster writes with a grace and a particularly all his own.

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Author's Bio

Paul Auster is the bestselling author of The New York Trilogy and many other critically acclaimed novels. He was awarded the Prince of Asturias Prize in 2006. His work has been translated into more than forty languages. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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