Paul Auster Reading Week Feb 2020

In early 2020, from 17-23rd February, I will be hosting a reading week for the American author Paul Auster – who is my favourite living writer. This is the home page for that project – and I’ll be adding content here as I prepare and will add all reviews during the week.

Paul Auster Bibliography

Fiction

  • Squeeze Play (1984) (Written under pseudonym Paul Benjamin)
  • The New York Trilogy (1987) – review (2009 – re-read)
    • City of Glass (1985)
    • Ghosts (1986)
    • The Locked Room (1986)
  • In the Country of Last Things (1987) – (read Pre-Blog)
  • Moon Palace (1989) – (read Pre-Blog)
  • The Music of Chance (1990) – (read Pre-Blog)
  • Auggie Wren’s Christmas Story (1990) – (in the TBR)
  • Leviathan (1992) – (read Pre-Blog)
  • Mr. Vertigo (1994) – (read Pre-Blog)
  • Timbuktu (1999) – (read Pre-Blog)
  • The Book of Illusions (2002) – (in the TBR)
  • Oracle Night (2003) – (in the TBR)
  • The Brooklyn Follies (2005) – (in the TBR)
  • Travels in the Scriptorium (2006) – review (2018)
  • Man in the Dark (2008) – read Pre-Blog
  • Invisible (2009) – review (2009)
  • Sunset Park (2010) – (in the TBR)
  • Day/Night (2013) 
  • 4 3 2 1 (2017) – review (2017)

Poetry

  • Unearth (1974)
  • Wall Writing (1976)
  • Fragments from the Cold (1977)
  • Facing the Music (1980)
  • Disappearances: Selected Poems (1988)
  • Ground Work: Selected Poems and Essays 1970-1979 (1991)
  • Collected Poems (Faber, 2007) – (in the TBR)

Screenplays

  • The Music of Chance (1993)
  • Smoke (1995) – (read Pre-Blog)
  • Blue in the Face (1995) – (read Pre-Blog)
  • Lulu on the Bridge (1998)
  • The Inner Life of Martin Frost (2007) – (in the TBR)
  • Collected Screenplays – May 2020

Essays, memoirs, and autobiographies

  • The Invention of Solitude (1982) – (in the TBR)
  • The Art of Hunger (1992)
  • The Red Notebook (1995) (The Red Notebook was originally printed in Granta (44)). (1993). – review (2009)
  • Hand to Mouth (1997) – (in the TBR)
  • Collected Prose (contains The Invention of SolitudeThe Art of HungerThe Red Notebook, and Hand to Mouth as well as various other previously uncollected pieces) (first edition, 2005; expanded second edition, 2010)
  • Winter Journal (2012) – (review) (2012)
  • Here and Now: Letters, 2008–2011 (2013) A collection of letters exchanged with J. M. Coetzee – (in the TBR)
  • Report from the Interior (2013) – (in the TBR)
  • A Life in Words: In Conversation with I. B. Siegumfeldt (2017)
  • Talking to Strangers: Selected Essays, Prefaces, and Other Writings, 1967-2017 (2019) – (in the TBR)
  • Groundwork: Autobiographical Writings, 1979-2012 (May 2020)

Edited collections

  • The Random House Book of Twentieth-Century French Poetry (1982)
  • True Tales of American Life (First published under the title I Thought My Father Was God, and Other True Tales from NPR’s National Story Project) (2001) – (in the TBR)

Translations

  • “The Uninhabited: Selected Poems of André du Bouchet” (1976)
  • Life/Situations, by JeanPaul Sartre, 1977 (in collaboration with Lydia Davis)
  • A Tomb for Anatole, by Stéphane Mallarmé (1983)
  • Chronicle of the Guayaki Indians (1998) (translation of Pierre Clastres’ ethnography Chronique des indiens Guayaki)
  • The Notebooks of Joseph Joubert (2005)
  • Vicious Circles: Two fictions & “After the Fact”, by Maurice Blanchot, 1999
  • Fits and Starts: Selected Poems of Jacques Dupin, translated by Paul Auster, Living Hand Editions, 1974

Miscellaneous

  • The Story of My Typewriter with paintings by Sam Messer (2002)
  • “The Accidental Rebel” (Wed. April 23 article in New York Times)
  • “ALONE” (2015) Prose piece from 1969 published in six copies along with “Becoming the Other in Translation” (2014) by Siri Hustvedt. Published by Danish small press Ark Editions

By Other Authors

The World That is the Book: Paul Auster Fiction by Aliki Varvogli (2001)