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Here and Now

Paul Auster

Here and Now is a collection of letters between Paul Auster and Nobel laureate J. M. Coetzee, two of the greatest writers of our time.

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£18.99
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571373925
Date Published
03.02.2022
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Summary

Here and Now is a collection of letters between Paul Auster and Nobel laureate J. M. Coetzee, two of the greatest writers of our time.

‘Uniquely insightful.’ Independent

‘Extraordinary.’ Times Literary Supplement

Although Paul Auster and J. M. Coetzee had been reading each other’s books for years, the two writers did not meet until February 2008. Not long after, Auster received a letter from Coetzee, suggesting they begin exchanging letters on a regular basis and, ‘God willing, strike sparks off each other’.

Here and Now is the result of that proposal: an epistolary dialogue between two great writers who became great friends. Over three years their letters touched on nearly every subject, from sports to fatherhood, literature to film, philosophy to politics, from the financial crisis to art, eroticism, marriage, friendship, and love.

Critic Reviews

Free-flowing intellectual reflections . . . Unfailingly interesting.

Arifa Akbar, Independent
Critic Reviews

You feel that Auster and Coetzee are addressing each other directly and honestly. Some of it is rather moving, and underpinning it all is genuine affection.

Daily Telegraph
Critic Reviews

How gripping it is to watch these two thoughtful, articulate men grappling with a world that hasn’t quite turned out how they expected.

Olivia Laing, New Statesman
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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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