The New York Trilogy

The New York Trilogy

City of Glass, Ghosts, The Locked Room

Book - 1994
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First published in 1985-1986, "The New York Trilogy "("City of Glass, Ghosts," and "The Locked Room") brought immediate international attention to its author, Paul Auster, and elevated him to near-celebrity status, particularly in France. This trilogy and his many works since then (including "In the Country of Last Words," "Leviathan," "Mr. Vertigo," "Moon Palace," and others) have been translated into numerous languages and have brought him further world attention. Auster's trilogy broke ground in its mix of serious fictional techniques and detective and mystery genres. Geoffrey O'Brien of "The Village Voice "wrote: ""The New York Trilogy "are novels of desire: the desire to write a detective novel, to read one, to -inhabit it. . . . By turning the mystery novel inside out, Auster may have -initiated a whole new round of storytelling." This new edition will delight readers and collectors of Auster's work.
Publisher: Los Angeles : Sun & Moon Press, 1994
Edition: 1st cloth ed
Description: 464 p. ; 20 cm
ISBN: 9781557131669
155713166X
9780143039839
Branch Call Number: Aust

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philipriley1234
Dec 23, 2016

This set of three books is really great, the pages turn real easily, while also drawing the reader into a vague and engaging world. The characters and locations are grounded in reality, but dissolve into philosophy and anxiety. The author does a great job portraying the feelings of walking through the city, and being a writer. The way the stories connect is subtle but very fitting. I'm excited to read more of Auster's work, this is a very unorthodox style of mystery novel.

multcolib_susannel Jul 23, 2016

Like a magnet, the reader is drawn into three stories of mystery, intrigue and labyrinth.
Or- is it the same story?....

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