Auster is probably my favourite living author, and last autumn I decided I would host a reading week to celebrate his work – and it begins today! I hope some of you will join with me in reading some of his writing: be it novels, memoir, essays, screenplays, poetry, letters and so on – he’s been quite prolific over the years in many forms.
If you need a little help, a bibliography of his work can be found under my ‘Projects’ tab above – or click here. I hope I can tempt you to give him a try if you’ve never read his work before.
For those who are able to join in – thank you – and please do add a link to your review or comment below.
I’ll be posting several reviews and other content throughout the week, but I shall leave you here now with one of his poems from his 1976-77 collection Fragments from Cold.
Spools of lightning, spin outward
in the split, winter night: thunder
hauled by star–as if
your ghost had passed, burning,
into the needle’s eye, and worked itself
sheer through the silk