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The World that is the Book Paul Auster's Fiction

Aliki Varvogli


The book offers an analysis of Paul Auster's fiction. It explores the rich literary and cultural sources that Auster taps into in order to create compelling stories that investigate the nature of language, the workings of chance, and the individual's complex relations with the world at large. Whereas most Auster criticism has concentrated on readings of individual novels, this book emphasizes the continuity in Auster's writing by discussing throughout the philosophical underpinnings that lead the author to question the boundaries separating the fictional from the factual, and the real from the ... More

Keywords: literary sources, cultural sources, language, chance, individual, philosophical underpinnings, factual, imagined

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Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780853236870
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846314469


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Aliki Varvogli, author

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