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The Art of Hunger: Essays, Prefaces, Interviews, The Red Notebook 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 CenturyIn 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 read the Red Notebook and Why Write while sitting in the therapist s waiting room and it was well worth the co pay I forked over Oddly enough, I hadn t read Paul Auster s novels or other work, or the eassay upon which the collection is based But having glimpsed these bits behind his pen, I suspect I will set out to do so now. 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 Auster s writing head if it can be separated from the personal one, even I didn t know his almost obsession with coincidences, and the fact he has them in his books has led to criticism 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 Auster s writing head if it can be separated from the personal one, even I didn t know his almost obsession with coincidences, and the fact he has them in his books has led to criticism about the realistic aspect of his work Hah, but they do happen, and if one see so blind in life, I feel sorry for your sad life It s also inspiring to read about Kafka from Auster s point of view I learned some new things The artist path, be it author or painter is always fascinating To see how other creators struggled, questioned, and luckily in Auster s case used the moment that was given to share their talent 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 limited flair for metaphor, simile, and lyricism these may seem glamour qualms, but sometimes it s the eyeshadow in a writer s voice that catches your eye And his observations and points, the meat of the book, are, while occasionally pungent,often bland and regurgitated Nonetheless, Auster is a vital mainstream contemporary author, and is to be commended for offering selections from his personal canon of influences, many of whom seem delicacies one would forego otherwise

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