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
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I can’t get the Mister Linky to work (it keeps asking me to check a box, but there is no box), but here’s my first post of the week and I’ll try to get another one up on Friday or Saturday: https://bookishbeck.wordpress.com/2020/02/17/paul-auster-reading-week-winter-journal-the-new-york-trilogy/
Irritating! I can’t get the linky to work, so I’ve taken it out. Thank you so much for taking part – I’ll be over to read your post shortly!
My review of Invisible is up this morning – thanks for hosting this great week and reminding me of how much I love Auster’s work!
Thank you for taking part Cathy. Going off to read your review now.
A pleasure! Wish I had time to read a few more. If you bring it back next year I’ll be in again!
I’ve reviewed the New York Trilogy here https://harrietdevine.typepad.com/harriet_devines_blog/2020/02/the-new-york-trilogy-by-paul-auster.html
Great review. Thank you for joining in.
Thank you for joining in. I hope you enjoyed your re-read of MoC.