Search Results: "Paul Auster"


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PAUL by N.T. Wright
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 27, 2018

"A very human Paul, brought to life by an experienced teacher and pastor—an excellent introduction for general readers."
Wright (New Testament and Early Christianity/University of St. Andrews; The Day the Revolution Began: Reconsidering the Meaning of Jesus's Crucifixion, 2016, etc.) draws from a lifetime of study on the figure of Paul to construct this useful biography of the early Christian missionary. Read full book review >

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PAUL by A.N. Wilson
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1997

In a worthy companion volume to his Jesus: A Life (1992), novelist-biographer Wilson (A Watch in the Night, 1996, etc.) adeptly recreates the milieu of Christianity's greatest interpreter and missionary. Read full book review >

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PAUL by Jerome Murphy-O'Connor
NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1996

"Acts, though historically imprecise, makes for a much better story."
A dry historical tome that would be more aptly titled ``Paul: A Cultural History.'' The difficulties of doing ancient biography are compounded when one of the two major sources available is believed to be historically unreliable and corrupt. Read full book review >

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Paul by Gesner Noel
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 5, 2016

"An excellent single-volume introduction to Christianity's first theologian."
A brief but thorough account of St. Paul's life and an analysis of its significance in the subsequent development of Christianity. Read full book review >

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MAN IN THE DARK by Paul Auster
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 18, 2008

"Probably Auster's best novel, and a plaintive summa of all the books that—we now see—have gone into its making."
The "parallel worlds" visited and occupied by an aging intellectual's troubled mind and heart assume intriguing metafictional form in Auster's challenging novel. Read full book review >

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THE BROOKLYN FOLLIES by Paul Auster
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 6, 2005

"An egregious misstep in an otherwise estimable career."
A retired insurance salesman returns to his native Brooklyn to die—and is instead recalled to life—in Auster's uncharacteristically upbeat 12th novel (Oracle Night, 2003, etc.). Read full book review >

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ORACLE NIGHT by Paul Auster
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2003

"The urban intellectual thriller is Auster's game, but he played it to superior effect in The Book of Illusions (2002). Oracle Night, fascinating as it is, is a lesser performance."
A blocked novelist lives through a labyrinthine challenge to his artistic conviction that "[t]here was no connection between imagination and reality," in Auster's teasing, tricky 11th novel. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 13, 2001

"Bedside fodder for general readers and a bonanza for fiction writers looking for core stories to launch a novel."
A collection of vignettes from the American stew pot, written for broadcast on National Public Radio by men and women from every racial, cultural, and economic stratum. Read full book review >

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TIMBUKTU by Paul Auster
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1999

"Shockingly bad, especially for someone of Auster's stature."
A slender doggy tale from Auster, who lately seems more concerned with providing product (and making movies) than matching the high standards of his earlier literary work (for example, Leviathan, 1992). Read full book review >

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MR. VERTIGO by Paul Auster
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"Disappointing."
Auster (Leviathan, 1992, etc.) departs from his usual cerebral fiction for this quick trip into Doctorow Land — a mytho-historical tale that invokes the American '20s, complete with glamorous gangsters and legendary sports stars. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 4, 1992

"Auster's 'eccentric and peculiar tastes' cohere, in these critical pieces, into something much more than his modest claim that he's 'simply one writer trying to talk about others."
Thirty Auster essays, reviews, prefaces, and interviews, nearly all of which have been previously published in small literary magazines or The New York Review of Books. Read full book review >