The Red Notebook

Paul Auster

The Red Notebook is Paul Auster’s classic exploration into the foundations and boundaries of fiction, literature and memory.

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Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571226412
Date Published
03.02.2005
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Summary

In this acrobatic and virtuosic collection, Paul Auster traces the compulsion to make literature. In a selection of interviews, as well as in the essay ‘The Red Notebook’ itself, Auster reflects upon his own work, on the need to break down the boundary between living and writing, and on the use of certain genre conventions to penetrate matters of memory and identity.

The Red Notebook both illuminates and undermines our accepted notions about literature, and guides us towards a finer understanding of the dangerously high stakes involved in writing. It also includes Paul Auster’s impassioned essay ‘A Prayer for Salman Rushdie’, as well as a set of striking and bittersweet reminiscences collected under the apposite title, ‘Why Write?’

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Paul Auster was the bestselling author of¬†4 3 2 1, Sunset Park, The Book of Illusions, Moon Palace¬†and¬†The New York Trilogy. He and Spencer Ostrander collaborated on¬†Bloodbath Nation. In 2006, he was awarded the Prince of Asturias Prize for Literature. ¬†His other honours include the Prix Medicis √Čtranger for¬†Leviathan, the Independent Spirit Award for the Screenplay of¬†Smoke, the¬†Los Angeles Times¬†Book…

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