Winter Journal

Winter Journal

Book - 2012
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From the bestselling novelist and author of The Invention of Solitude , a moving and highly personal meditation on the body, time, and language itself

" That is where the story begins, in your body, and everything will end in the body as well.

Facing his sixty-third winter, internationally acclaimed novelist Paul Auster sits down to write a history of his body and its sensations--both pleasurable and painful.

Thirty years after the publication of The Invention of Solitude , in which he wrote so movingly about fatherhood, Auster gives us a second unconventional memoir in which he writes about his mother's life and death. Winter Journal is a highly personal meditation on the body, time, and memory, by one of our most intellectually elegant writers.

Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Henry Holt and Co., 2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780805095531
Characteristics: 230 p. ; 22 cm.

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sherit
Dec 28, 2015

At the sentence level, Paul Auster's Winter Journal is very well written. As for the substance, the author's recollections are neither enlightening nor deep (at some point he actually describes a movie he once saw, and he describes it in great detail!) . All in all, this book didn't have to be written.

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richibi
May 08, 2015

a beautiful, a poet's, recollection of the ages of his life, and therefore of every wo/man's

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bookwormjeph
Dec 29, 2012

an interesting concept for a book and the first half was interesting, insightful but I found it then got a tad tedious

nycakaren Nov 29, 2012

Interesting reflections on Auster's life, mostly in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Patches of wonderful writing about deeply personal experiences. Auster builds meaning and atmosphere by accretion. This book is like Mary Gordon's SEEING THROUGH PLACES of special interest to fans of these authors.

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