The Invention of Solitude

Paul Auster

The Invention of Solitude is Paul Auster’s very personal meditation on fatherhood.

17 in stock

£9.99
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571288328
Date Published
06.09.2012
Delivery
All orders are sent via Royal Mail and are tracked: choose from standard or premium delivery.
Summary

One day there is life . . . And then, suddenly, it happens there is death.

So begins Paul Auster’s moving and personal meditation on fatherhood, The Invention of Solitude. The first section, ‘Portrait of an Invisible Man’, reveals Auster’s memories and feelings after the death of his father. In ‘The Book of Memory’ the perspective shifts to Auster’s role as a father. The narrator, ‘A.’, contemplates his separation from his son, his dying grandfather and the solitary nature of writing and story-telling.

With all the keen literary intelligence familiar from The New York Trilogy or Sunset Park, Paul Auster crafts an intensely intimate work from a ground-breaking combination of introspection, meditation and biography.

PaulAuster

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…

Read More
PaulAuster
Paul-Auster-2.jpg
More books by Paul Auster