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La Invencion De La Soledad / the Invention of Solitude
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Publisher Editorial Anagrama
Publication date February 28, 2006
Pages 244
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9788433920973
ISBN-10 8433920979
Dimensions 0.50 by 4.75 by 7.25 in.
Weight 0.45 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $13.85
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In a moving and personal meditation on fatherhood, written after the death of his own father, Auster discovers a 60-year-old family murder mystery that could account for the old man's elusive character, but later, Auster's identity as son switches to his own role as father.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Una manana de enero de 1979, el escritor se entero de que su padre habia muerto. Y comenzo a escribir este libro que, como el dice, fue el comienzo de todo. Entre la memoria, el ajuste de cuentas y la investigacion de la novela familiar, esta obra germinal de todo el edificio literario austeriano se divide en dos partes. En Retrato de un hombre invisible, se nos descubre el misterio de un asesinato ocurrido en la familia sesenta anos antes, un episodio que permite sospechar las claves del frio caracter del padre muerto. En El libro de la memoria, Auster encadena la reflexion acerca de su papel de hijo con su propia paternidad y la soledad del escritor. / One morning in January 1979, the author found out his father had died. He then began to write La invención de la soledad, which, as he says, was the beginning of everything. Somewhere between memory, a settling of scores and the investigation of the family novel, this seminal work is divided in two parts. In Portrait of an Invisible Man we discover a mystery of a murder in the family that occurred sixty years ago, an episode that places suspicion on the cold character of the dead father. In The Book of Memory Auster links his reflection over his role as a son with his own paternity and solitude.

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from Editorial Anagrama (February 28, 2006)
9788433920973 | details & prices | 244 pages | 4.75 × 7.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $13.85
About: In a moving and personal meditation on fatherhood, written after the death of his own father, Auster discovers a 60-year-old family murder mystery that could account for the old man's elusive character, but later, Auster's identity as son switches to his own role as father.

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