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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REPORT FROM THE INTERIOR by Paul Auster
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 19, 2013

"Auster has long rendered life as something of a puzzle; here are some significant, illuminating pieces."
The interplay of memory, identity and the creative imagination informs this portrait of the artist as a young man, a memoir that the novelist's avid readership will find particularly compelling. Read full book review >

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WINTER JOURNAL by Paul Auster
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 21, 2012

"A consummate professional explores the attic of his life, converting rumination to art."
The acclaimed novelist (Sunset Park, 2010, etc.), now 65, writes affectingly about his body, family, lovers, travels and residences as he enters what he calls the winter of his life. Read full book review >

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INVISIBLE by Paul Auster
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 27, 2009

"Auster writes of 'the obsessive story that has wormed its way into your soul and become an integral part of your being.' This is that story."
Many readers familiar with the work of Paul Auster consider him to be one of the most profound and provocative of contemporary novelists, a literary magician, a master of making fiction about the art—or the sleight-of-hand illusion—of making fiction. Read full book review >

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MOON PALACE by Paul Auster
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1988

"Coming so soon after a string of masterly little novels, Auster's latest attests to the expansiveness of his vision and the deepening of his voice."
Like the best 18th-century fiction, this witty and wildly inventive novel revels in its implausibilities, and it does so with an attention to character and cosmos worthy of Swift, Fielding, or Sterne. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 1982

"And, in all, this anthology is easily the most virtuous and important such venture since last year's Penguin omnibus of Hebrew poetry."
Given the historical interplay between French and English poetries, this up-do-date, dual-language anthology of French poetry since Apollinaire is a long-overdue treasure. 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 >