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The New York Trilogy by Paul Auster

The New York Trilogy (1987)

by Paul Auster

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Series: The New York Trilogy (omnibus)

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Mah! ( )
  cloentrelibros | Aug 23, 2016 |
თითქოს მისტერიაა და არც არის მისტერია, კვანძების გახსნას და გასაღებების აღმოჩენას ამაოდ ელი, მაგრამ ეს სულაც არაა მათავარი, მთავარი უფრო განწყობა და ის გარემოა რასაც ავტორი ქმნის. მთავარი პერსონაჟების შინაგანი სამყაროა, მათი სევდა, მათი მცდელობა გაიგონ ვინ არიან.
სამივე ნოველა კარგია, ნიუ იორკის სურნელით, თითქოს ჩვეულებრივი მაგრამ უცნაური დაუმთავრებელი ამბებით.
საინტერესოა თავად ავტორის გამოჩენა პერსონაჟებში, ჰენრი დარკის ამბავი და პიტერ სტილმენის საქმიანობა. დონ კიხოტის ოსტერისეული ინტერპრეტაცია, საინტერესოა ბლექის და ფენშოუს მიზნები.
საინტერესოა საერთოდ სად არის სინამდვილე და სად ფიქცია.
ნიუ იორკული ტრილოგია, ცოტა განსხვავებული, ცოტა მისტერიული, ცოტა უცნაური და ბევრად სასიამოვნო წასაკითხი წიგნია. ( )
1 vote Misha.Kaulashvili | Aug 22, 2016 |
This was not like any other book I have ever read. I feel like I can appreciate the writing and how strangely incorporated the three stories were. But it ultimately gave me a headache with the cross-references and how there was almost a break in the fourth wall. All in all, a very interesting read, but not something I would have picked up without some motivation (a book club book). ( )
  Ahtoosa | Aug 3, 2016 |
um... clever but ultimately not that enjoyable... ( )
  jkdavies | Jun 14, 2016 |
Hmm - either I just didn't get this book or it's a good example of the Emperor's New Clothes.

I liked some of the themes of language and identity but I felt the characters' reactions to certain situations quite unbelievable.

How disfunctional does a person have to be to loose their sense of identity? Maybe it's a symptom of life in a metropolis - that I can never hope to understand.
At best I felt some vague concern for the characters, at worst I thought they were pathetic.
There were intriguing attempts to tie the 3 stories together but not enough to redeem the whole book.

An interesting book - thought provoking enough but I can't really say I enjoyed it.
It left me feeling somewhat dissatisfied. ( )
  Laurochka | Feb 6, 2016 |
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Una llamada telefónica equivocada introduce a un escritor de novelas policiacas en una extraña historia de complejas relaciones paternofiliales y locura; un detective sigue a un hombre por un claustrofóbico universo urbano; la misteriosa desaparición de un amigo de la infancia confronta a un hombre con sus recuerdos. Tres novelas que proponen una relectura posmoderna del género policiaco y que supusieron la revelación de uno de los más interesantes novelistas de nuestro tiempo.
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Frank, Joachim A.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Jääskeläinen, JukkaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Sante, LucIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Sirola, JukkaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Spiegelman, ArtCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0143039830, Paperback)

Paul Auster's signature work, The New York Trilogy, consists of three interlocking novels: City of Glass, Ghosts, and The Locked Room—haunting and mysterious tales that move at the breathless pace of a thriller.

City of Glass

As a result of a strange phone call in the middle of the night, Quinn, a writer of detective stories, becomes enmeshed in a case more puzzling than any he might hace written


Blue, a student of Brown, has been hired to spy on Black. From a window of a rented house on Orange street, Blue stalks his subject, who is staring out of his window

The Locked Room

Fanshawe has disappeared, leaving behind his wife and baby and a cache of novels, plays, and poems. What happened?

First time in Penguin Classics A Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition with French flaps, rough front, and luxurious packaging Features an introduction from Luc Sante and incredible cover illustrations by Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic artist Art Spiegelman, creator of Maus and In the Shadow of No Towers

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:19:07 -0400)

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City of glass: A writer of a detective stories becomes embroiled in a complex and puzzling series of events, beginning with a call from a stranger in the middle of the night asking for the author. Ghosts: Introduces Blue, a private detective hired to watch a man named Black, who, as he becomes intermeshed into a haunting and claustrophobic game of hide-and-seek is lured into the very trap he created. The locked room: The nameless hero journeys into the unknown as he attempts to reconstruct the past which he has experienced almost as a dream.… (more)

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