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The Invention of Solitude by Paul Auster (1991 Paperback)


£5.00

Very good condition used 1991 Reprint Edition Paperback.

Published by Faber & Faber, London.
Author: Paul Auster.
ISBN: 057115414X. ISBN: 9780571154142.
Approx dims: 200mm h x 125mm w x 12mm d.

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The Invention of Solitude by Paul Auster

Condition and Description:

Very good condition used 1991 Reprint Edition Paperback.

Published by Faber & Faber, London.
Author: Paul Auster.
ISBN: 057115414X. ISBN: 9780571154142.
Approx dims: 200mm h x 125mm w x 12mm d.

Intact clean glossy condition pictorial covers with slight creasing, rubbing and signs of handling. Intact spine. 173 clean, tanned pages of English text with one b&w photo plate, no inscriptions. Page ends tanned. Image shown is actual book for sale.

Synopsis of The Invention of Solitude by Paul Auster:

‘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 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.

Paul Auster is the best-selling author of Man in the Dark, The Brooklyn Follies, The Book of Illusions, The New York Trilogy, among many other works.