The New York Trilogy

Author: Paul Auster
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101199318
Release Date: 1990-04-01
Genre: Fiction

The remarkable, acclaimed series of interconnected detective novels – from the author of 4 3 2 1: A Novel The New York Review of Books has called Paul Auster's work “one of the most distinctive niches in contemporary literature.” Moving at the breathless pace of a thriller, this uniquely stylized triology of detective novels begins with City of Glass, in which Quinn, a mystery writer, receives an ominous phone call in the middle of the night. He’s drawn into the streets of New York, onto an elusive case that’s more puzzling and more deeply-layered than anything he might have written himself. In Ghosts, Blue, a mentee of Brown, is hired by White to spy on Black from a window on Orange Street. Once Blue starts stalking Black, he finds his subject on a similar mission, as well. In The Locked Room, Fanshawe has disappeared, leaving behind his wife and baby and nothing but a cache of novels, plays, and poems. This Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition includes an introduction from author and professor Luc Sante, as well as a pulp novel-inspired cover from Art Spiegelman, Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic artist of Maus and In the Shadow of No Towers. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Moon Palace

Author: Paul Auster
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101563816
Release Date: 2010-12-28
Genre: Fiction

The “beautiful and haunting” (San Francisco Chronicle) tale of an orphan’s search for love, for his unknown father, and for the key to the elusive riddle of his fate, from the author of the forthcoming 4 3 2 1: A Novel Marco Stanley Fogg is an orphan, a child of the sixties, a quester tirelessly seeking the key to his past, the answers to the ultimate riddle of his fate. As Marco journeys from the canyons of Manhattan to the deserts of Utah, he encounters a gallery of characters and a series of events as rich and surprising as any in modern fiction. Beginning during the summer that men first walked on the moon, and moving backward and forward in time to span three generations, Moon Palace is propelled by coincidence and memory, and illuminated by marvelous flights of lyricism and wit. Here is the most entertaining and moving novel yet from an author well known for his breathtaking imagination. From New York Times-bestselling author Paul Auster (The New York Trilogy).

Here and Now

Author: Paul Auster
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101606278
Release Date: 2013-03-07
Genre: Literary Collections

“[A] civilized discourse between two cultivated and sophisticated men. . . . It’s a pleasure to be in their company.” —Michael Dirda, The Washington Post After a meeting at an Australian literary festival brought them together in 2008, novelists Paul Auster and J. M. Coetzee began exchanging letters on a regular basis with the hope they might “strike sparks off each other." Here and Now is the result: a three-year epistolary dialogue that touches on nearly every subject, from sports to fatherhood, literature to film, philosophy to politics, from the financial crisis to art, death, eroticism, marriage, friendship, and love. Their high-spirited and luminous correspondence offers an intimate and often amusing portrait of these two men as they explore the complexities of the here and now and reveal their pleasure in each other’s friendship on every page.

Im Land der letzten Dinge

Author: Paul Auster
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 9783644018211
Release Date: 2012-09-01
Genre: Fiction

«Mit seinen beiden Büchern ‹New-York-Trilogie› und ‹Im Land der letzten Dinge› hat Paul Auster der gegenwärtigen amerikanischen Literatur eine andere Dimension eröffnet ... Austers Bücher wirken überraschend zeitgemäß, weil sie auf eine Erfahrung des Lebens – jetzt in diesem Augenblick – aus sind und mit einer monomanischen Lust vordringen in einen sonst sorgsam gehüteten Bereich: in unsere eigene Verwirrtheit angesichts der Welt. In dem Roman ‹Im Land der letzten Dinge› sind alle Spuren einer vertrauten Wirklichkeit scheinbar getilgt. Allerdings spielt Paul Auster hier nur mit Science-fiction-Versatzstücken, denn in seinen Augen bedarf es nur einer kleinen Drehung an der Schraube unserer Zivilisation, um sie in die Apokalypse, in ein neues (altes) Barbarentum umkippen zu lassen.» (Süddeutsche Zeitung)

Nacht des Orakels

Author: Paul Auster
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 9783644020917
Release Date: 2012-08-01
Genre: Fiction

Der Schriftsteller Sidney Orr ist nach einem Unfall auf dem Weg der Genesung. Als er ein wundervolles blaues Notizbuch kauft, verschwindet seine Schreibhemmung. Die Geschichten fliegen ihm nur so zu. Eine gebiert die andere, bis ihm dämmert: Sie führen immer häufiger in ausweglose Situationen. Wie sein Leben. Seine Frau verschließt sich vor ihm und hütet ein Geheimnis. Was ist da im Spiel? Zufall? Magie? «Paul Auster ist der Zeremonienmeister des Zufalls.» (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung) «Paul Austers neuer Roman macht süchtig.» (Welt am Sonntag)

The Subject of Holocaust Fiction

Author: Emily Miller Budick
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253016324
Release Date: 2015-05-20
Genre: Literary Criticism

Fictional representations of horrific events run the risk of undercutting efforts to verify historical knowledge and may heighten our ability to respond intellectually and ethically to human experiences of devastation. In this captivating study of the epistemological, psychological, and ethical issues underlying Holocaust fiction, Emily Miller Budick examines the subjective experiences of fantasy, projection, and repression manifested in Holocaust fiction and in the reader’s encounter with it. Considering works by Cynthia Ozick, Art Spiegelman, Aharon Appelfeld, Michael Chabon, and others, Budick investigates how the reading subject makes sense of these fictionalized presentations of memory and trauma, victims and victimizers.

Unsichtbar

Author: Paul Auster
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 9783644006911
Release Date: 2010-07-16
Genre: Fiction

New York, 1967: Der gutaussehende, hochsensible Adam Walker will Dichter werden. Da bietet ihm auf einer Party ein reicher Franzose namens Rudolf Born das Geld zur Gründung einer Literaturzeitschrift an. Adam hält den Vorschlag zunächst für eine Schnapsidee, aber als Born ihn ein paar Tage später zum Essen einlädt, bekommt er die glaubhafte Bestätigung in Gestalt eines Schecks. Allerdings zeigt sich bei diesem Essen auch ein sinistrer Born, ein Mann voll verhaltenem Jähzorn, der Adam betrunken empfängt und ihn zu dem Eingeständnis nötigen will, er begehre seine Freundin. Das tut Adam in der Tat; und Margot sitzt ihm gegenüber und wirft ihm verschattete Blicke zu. Kurz darauf reist Born für ein paar Tage nach Paris, Margot ruft Adam an, und eine Amour fou beginnt. Doch Born ist zu fürchten, er geht, wie sich bald erweisen wird, über Leichen. AUSTER hat noch kein intensiveres und drastischeres Buch über die Liebe und das Schicksal geschrieben. In «Unsichtbar» ist er auf der Höhe seines Schaffens – erfindungsreich, abgründig und direkt am Puls des Lebens.

Winter Journal

Author: Paul Auster
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 9780805095562
Release Date: 2012-08-21
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

"That is where the story begins, in your body and everything will end in the body as well." On January 3, 2011, exactly one month before his sixty-fourth birthday, internationally acclaimed novelist Paul Auster sat down and wrote the first entry of Winter Journal, his unorthodox, beautifully wrought examination of his own life, as seen through the history of his body. Auster takes us from childhood to the brink of old age as he summons forth a universe of physical sensation, of pleasures and pains, moving from the awakening of sexual desire as an adolescent to the ever deepening bonds of married love, from meditations on eating and sleeping to the "scalding, epiphanic moment of clarity" in 1978 that set him on a new course as a writer.

Die Brooklyn Revue

Author: Paul Auster
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 9783644017818
Release Date: 2012-04-02
Genre: Fiction

Brooklyn – eine literarische Liebeserklärung Nathan ist 59 und frühpensionierter Versicherungsvertreter. Er hat seine Frau durch Scheidung verloren, eine Therapie gegen Lungenkrebs hinter sich und ist aus New Jersey nach Brooklyn gezogen, um dort «auf den Tod zu warten». Eines Tages trifft er seinen Neffen Tom, den er Jahre nicht gesehen hat. Tom scheint ziemlich auf den Hund gekommen. Er jobbt bei einem merkwürdigen Antiquar namens Brightman. Auch Nathan beginnt sich öfter in dessen Antiquariat aufzuhalten. Irgendwann erzählen ihm Tom und Brightman von ihrem großen Plan, in dem es um ein gefälschtes Manuskript eines berühmten Schriftstellers und einen leichtgläubigen Millionär geht ... «Ein Abgesang auf die Tage der Unschuld ... ein wunderbar wehmütiger Roman.» (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung) «Paul Auster erweist sich erneut als charismatischer Dirigent einer Musik des Zufalls.» (Neue Zürcher Zeitung)

The African Trilogy

Author: Chinua Achebe
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781524705114
Release Date: 2017-05-02
Genre: Fiction

Chinua Achebe is considered the father of modern African literature, the writer who "opened the magic casements of African fiction." The African Trilogy--comprised of Things Fall Apart, Arrow of God, and No Longer at Ease--is his magnum opus. In these masterly novels, Achebe brilliantly imagines the lives of three generations of an African community as their world is upended by the forces of colonialism from the first arrival of the British to the waning days of empire. The trilogy opens with the groundbreaking Things Fall Apart, the tale of Okonkwo, a hero in his village, whose clashes with missionaries--coupled with his own tragic pride--lead to his fall from grace. Arrow of God takes up the ongoing conflict between continuity and change as Ezeulu, the headstrong chief priest, finds his authority is under threat from rivals and colonial functionaries. But he believes himself to be untouchable and is determined to lead his people, even if it is towards their own destruction. Finally, in No Longer at Ease, Okonkwo's grandson, educated in England, returns to a civil-service job in Lagos, only to see his morality erode as he clings to his membership in the ruling elite. Drawing on the traditional Igbo tales of Achebe's youth, The African Trilogy is a literary landmark, a mythic and universal tale of modern Africa. As Toni Morrison wrote, "African literature is incomplete and unthinkable without the works of Chinua Achebe. For passion, intellect and crystalline prose, he is unsurpassed."

Das rote Notizbuch

Author: Paul Auster
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 9783644020719
Release Date: 2012-08-01
Genre: Fiction

Eine Frau heiratet, ohne es zu wissen, ihren Bruder; ein unsteter Reisender taucht im rechten Moment auf, um ein Paar vor dem Verhungern zu bewahren; ein Mann findet durch einen unverhofften Anruf die verloren geglaubte Liebe seines Lebens wieder. In einem roten Notizbuch hat Paul Auster über viele Jahre Ereignisse aus seinem Leben festgehalten; Ereignisse, bei denen der Zufall eine entscheidende Rolle spielte: fünfzehn unglaubliche Erzählungen, allesamt wahr und doch so phantastisch. «Sie können den Auster aufschlagen, wo Sie wollen, und er ist immer interessant. Ein geistreicher Schriftsteller!» (Marcel Reich-Ranicki im «Literarischen Quartett»)

Kristin Lavransdatter

Author: Sigrid Undset
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101098457
Release Date: 2005-09-27
Genre: Fiction

"The finest historical novel our 20th century has yet produced; indeed it dwarfs most of the fiction of any kind that Europe has produced in the last twenty years." -- Contemporary Movements in European Literature, edited by William Rose and J. Isaacs "As a novel it must be ranked with the greatest the world knows today." -- Montreal Star "Sigrid Undset's trilogy embodies more of life, seen understandingly and seriously... than any novel since Dostoievsky's Brothers Karamazov. It is also very probably the noblest work of fiction ever to have been inspired by the Catholic art of life." -- Commonweal "No other novelist, past or present, has bodied forth the medieval world with such richness and fullness of indisputable genius.... One of the finest minds in European literature." -- New York Herald Tribune "This trilogy is the first great story founded upon the normal events of a normal woman's existence. It is as great and as rich, as simple and as profound, as such a story should be." -- Ruth Suckow in the Des Moines Register

Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm

Author:
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101601037
Release Date: 2012-11-08
Genre: Fiction

The acclaimed retelling of the world’s best-loved fairy tales by the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Golden Compass and The Book of Dust—now in paperback, and with 3 new tales! Two centuries ago, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm published their first volume of fairy tales. Since then, such stories as “Cinderella,” “Snow White,” “Rapunzel,” and “Hansel and Gretel” have become deeply woven into the Western imagination. Now Philip Pullman, the New York Times bestselling author of the His Dark Materials trilogy, makes us fall in love all over again with the immortal tales of the Brothers Grimm. Here are Pullman’s fifty favorites—a wide-ranging selection that includes the most popular stories as well as lesser-known treasures like “The Three Snake Leaves,” “Godfather Death,” and “The Girl with No Hands”—alongside his personal commentaries on each story’s sources, variations, and everlasting appeal. Suffused with romance and villainy, danger and wit, Pullman’s beguiling retellings will cast a spell on readers of all ages. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Charlie und die Schokoladenfabrik

Author: Roald Dahl
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 9783644574212
Release Date: 2016-08-26
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Willy Wonka stand ganz allein in dem großen offenen Fabriktor. Seine Augen waren ungewöhnlich lebhaft. Plötzlich machte er ein paar komische kleine Tanzschritte, breitete die Arme aus und rief: «Willkommen, meine kleinen Freunde! Willkommen in der Schokoladenfabrik!» Der geheimnisvolle Willy Wonka öffnet zum ersten Mal die Tore seiner Schokoladenfabrik. Charlie kann es kaum fassen, dass er als eines der fünf glücklichen Kinder, die eine Goldene Eintrittskarte gewonnen haben, dort hineindarf. Denn Willy Wonka macht nicht nur die köstlichste Schokolade – er ist der beste Süßigkeitenerfinder aller Zeiten! Aber Charlie hätte nie gedacht, welche verrückten Abenteuer ihn in Wonkas Schokoladenfabrik wirklich erwarten würden ...