[Read] ➯ The Art of Hunger By Paul Auster – Turboville.co.uk

The Art of Hunger In This Astonishingly Acrobatic Work, Paul Auster Traces The Compulsion To Make Literature Or Art Through Essays On Franz Kafka, Samuel Beckett, Paul Celan, Laura Riding, Knut Hamsun, John Ashbery, And Other Vital Figures Of Our Century.In A Section Of Interviews As Well As In The Revelatory The Red Notebook , Auster Reflects On His Own Work On The Need To Break Down The Boundary Between Living And Writing On The Use Of Certain Genre Conventions To Penetrate Matters Of Memory And Identity The Art Of Hunger Undermines And Expands Our Accepted Notions About Literature And Throws An Uprecedented Light On His Own Richly Allusive Writing. I think about The Red Notebook at least twice a week. Another book, I ve been carrying from country to country A really delight to read, since Auster is an excellent writer and user of words There are forwards, essays an introduction to modern French poetry anthology which was a bit stiff to read, when you haven t read the poets.It s interesting to get inside I appreciate Auster s essays and nonfiction muchthan the fiction for which he is famous I love this book Auster s insights into outsider art are spot on Most importantly, his essay on Hunger turned me on to Knut Hamsun, so that alone is worth the price of admission. I admire Paul Auster s fiction and its neo allegorical explorations of the existential I pulled that phrase from the Alphabet Soup I ate for lunch seriously , and while I ve enjoyed the thematic tension and play of his novels, I ve always had reservations about his prose style for a major writer, his sentences are often as dulcet and graceful as cavemen playing a game of jacks This collection of essays and prefaces on mainly avant garde ish writers I ll ignore the interviews, which are mos I admire Paul Auster s fiction and its neo allegorical explorations of the existential I pulled that phrase from the Alphabet Soup I ate for lunch seriously , and while I ve enjoyed the thematic tension and play of his novels, I ve always had reservations about his prose style for a major writer, his sentences are often as dulcet and graceful as cavemen playing a game of jacks This collection of essays and prefaces on mainly avant garde ish writers I ll ignore the interviews, which are mostly biographical and craft related isinformational than astute, and finds his writing sharpened, but dull the architecture of the sentences and paragraphs isadroit with the exception of the titular essay, which reads like a slightly precocious undergrad paper it may well be , but the rhetoric is austere and unengaging Despite having started his career as a poet, Auster displays limit

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