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Hand to Mouth

Paul Auster

Hand to Mouth is Paul Auster’s startling memoir of his career as a young writer – and his accompanying struggle with poverty.

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£14.99
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571195978
Date Published
16.11.1998
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Summary

‘One of the most original and audacious autobiographies ever written by a writer.’ Le Monde

Hand to Mouth tells the story of the young Paul Auster’s struggle to stay afloat. By turns poignant and comic, Auster’s memoir is essentially a book about money – and what it means not to have it. From one odd job to the next, from one failed scheme to another, Auster investigates his own stubborn compulsion to make art and, in the process, treats us to a series of remarkable adventures and unforgettable encounters. The book ends with three of the longest footnotes in literary history: a card game, a thriller about baseball, and three short plays.

Hand to Mouth is essential reading for anyone interested in Paul Auster, in the figure of the struggling artist, in the nature of poverty, or in baseball.

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Paul Auster is the bestselling author of Winter Journal, Sunset Park, Man in the Dark, The Brooklyn Follies, The Book of Illusions and The New York Trilogy, among many other works. In 2006 he was awarded the Prince of Asturias Prize for Literature and inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Among his other honours are the Independent…

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