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The Invention of Solitude
By Paul Auster and Pascal Bruckner (introduced by)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Penguin USA
Publication date January 30, 2007
Pages 176
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780143112228
ISBN-10 0143112228
Dimensions 0.75 by 5 by 7.75 in.
Weight 0.35 lbs.
Original list price $15.00
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: From Paul Auster, author of the forthcoming 4 3 2 1:  A Novel – his very first book, a moving and personal meditation on fatherhood

This debut work by New York Times-bestselling author Paul Auster (The New York Trilogy), a memoir, established Auster’s reputation as a major new voice in American writing. His moving and personal meditation on fatherhood is split into two stylistically separate sections. In the first, Auster reflects on the memories of his father who was a distant, undemonstrative, and cold man who died an untimely death. As he sifts through his Father’s things, Auster uncovers a sixty-year-old murder mystery that sheds light on his father’s elusive character. In the second section, the perspective shifts and Auster begins to reflect on his own identity as a father by adopting the voice of a narrator, “A.” Through a mosaic of images, coincidences, and associations “A,” contemplates his separation from his son, his dying grandfather, turning the story into a self-conscious reflection on the process of writing.

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With Pascal Bruckner (other contributor) | from Penguin USA (January 30, 2007); titled "The Invention of Solitude"
9780143112228 | details & prices | 176 pages | 5.00 × 7.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $15.00
About: From Paul Auster, author of the forthcoming 4 3 2 1:  A Novel – his very first book, a moving and personal meditation on fatherhoodThis debut work by New York Times-bestselling author Paul Auster (The New York Trilogy), a memoir, established Auster’s reputation as a major new voice in American writing.
Reprint edition from Penguin USA (May 5, 1988); titled "The Invention of Solitude"
9780140106282 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.30 lbs | List price $14.00
About: This book's first section is a moving personal meditation on the life and sudden death of the author's father; the second section reveals a narrator's separation from his young son while nursing his dying grandfather
Reprint edition from Avon Books (March 1, 1985); titled "The Invention of Solitude"
9780380698455 | details & prices | List price $3.95
About: This book's first section is a moving personal meditation on the life and sudden death of the author's father; the second section reveals a narrator's separation from his young son while nursing his dying grandfather

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