One of our most popular, respected, and controversial literary critics, Yale University professor Harold Bloom¿s books ¿ about, variously, Shakespeare, the Bible, and the classic literature ¿ are as erudite as they are accessible.
Paul Auster (Bloom's Modern Critical Views Series)by Harold Bloom (Editor), Amy Sickels (Contribution by), Amy Sickels (Editor)
Until the publication of his novel The New York Trilogy in 1986, Paul Auster was known primarily as a translator and poet. Now this prolific author is one of the most praised contemporary novelists in the United States. Auster's fiction, along with his noteworthy memoir The Invention of Solitude, has generated considerable scholarship, and his work has been translated into more than fifteen languages. Auster's ten novels span a wide range of subjects -- including a postmodern detective story (City of Glass), a postapocalyptic narrative (In The Country of Last Things), and a narrative told from the perspective of a dog (Timbuktu) -- yet nearly all of his fiction offers themes of chance, memory, and identity. Often described as postmodern, the literature of Auster examines subjectivity, and the self's relation to fate, language, and displacement.
Meet the Author
- New York, New York and New Haven, Connecticut
- Date of Birth:
- July 11, 1930
- Place of Birth:
- New York, New York
- B.A., Cornell University, 1951; Ph.D., Yale University, 1955
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