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Paul Auster (Newark & South Orange)

Paul Auster (Newark & South Orange)

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Milan Kundera, author of The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Paul Auster (1947) - American author and director whose writing blends absurdism, existentialism, crime fiction, and the search for identity and personal meaning. Photo by Rüdy Waks.

Paul Auster (1947) - American author and director whose writing blends absurdism, existentialism, crime fiction, and the search for identity and personal meaning. Photo by Rüdy Waks.

"He felt as though he were leaving himself behind, and by giving himself up to the movement of the streets, by reducing himself to a seeing eye, he was able to escape the obligation to think.... The world was outside of him, around him, before him, and the speed with which it kept changing made it impossible for him to dwell on any one thing for very long. Motion was of the essence.”   —Paul Auster, from "City of Glass" (1987).     Image from "City of Glass: The Graphic Novel" Picador (2004)…

"He felt as though he were leaving himself behind, and by giving himself up to the movement of the streets, by reducing himself to a seeing eye, he was able to escape the obligation to think.... The world was outside of him, around him, before him, and the speed with which it kept changing made it impossible for him to dwell on any one thing for very long. Motion was of the essence.” —Paul Auster, from "City of Glass" (1987). Image from "City of Glass: The Graphic Novel" Picador (2004)…

“We construct a narrative for ourselves, and that's the thread that we follow from one day to the next. People who disintegrate as personalities are the ones who lose that thread.”

“We construct a narrative for ourselves, and that's the thread that we follow from one day to the next. People who disintegrate as personalities are the ones who lose that thread.”

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“Every book is an image of solitude. It is a tangible object that one can pick up, put down, open, and close, and its words represent many months if not many years, of one man’s solitude, so that with each word one reads in a book one might say to himself that he is confronting a particle of that solitude” Paul Auster, The Invention of Solitude [photo by Heather Conley]

“Every book is an image of solitude. It is a tangible object that one can pick up, put down, open, and close, and its words represent many months if not many years, of one man’s solitude, so that with each word one reads in a book one might say to himself that he is confronting a particle of that solitude” Paul Auster, The Invention of Solitude [photo by Heather Conley]

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Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas with their standard poodle Basket II

Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas with their standard poodle Basket II

Paul Auster

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