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The literature of Paul Auster – who died this Wednesday in New York on the age of 77 – quickly turned a part of the Spanish literary system. In 1988 the novels that made up the legendary trilogy had already been translated and the 12 months later it was printed The nation of issues. First it was the Júcar publishing home after which Edhasa. Anagrama already printed The music of probability in 1990 and in Catalan the version of the New York Trilogy It is dated 1991. But Auster's emergence within the publishing lifetime of our nation occurred within the mid-nineties.

It coincided with the cultural success of Smokewhose screenplay was his work, and with the modifying of his traditional The New York Trilogy. The Brooklyn-based author match with Anagrama's editorial proposal, which was dedicated to high quality postmodern narrative for all audiences. Then Auster went from Anagrama to Seix Barral (in Catalan at all times Edicions 62) and readers continued to accompany him till his final novel, printed just a few months in the past and which Javier Aparicio Maydeu knew the right way to place in its essential important second and in the entire of the broad manufacturing of it.

Auster was accompanied by readers and right here by the very best literary criticism. Some of the very best critics of Babelia have adopted his profession with curiosity and devotion: Ayala Dip, Guelbenzu, Aparicio… In addition, Auster has additionally been a recurring voice in our pages and the newspaper's correspondents and collaborators have interviewed him on varied events in New York or on his visits to Spain.

We supply a choice of the fixed consideration that EL PAÍS has paid to probably the most prestigious American writers in Europe in latest many years.

Baumgartner (2024)

Cover of 'Baumgartner', by Paul Auster.  EDITORIAL SIX BARRAL

Paul Auster
Translation of Benito Gómez Ibáñez
Six Barral, 2024
264 pages, 20.90 euros

Baumgartnerwritten with unhappiness throughout his combat in opposition to most cancers and which enriches his introspective expertise with the feel of fiction. winter diary, weaves a comforting material of melancholy and braveness due to an outdated philosophy professor who avoids the disconsolation of the loneliness of outdated age and fights for all times based mostly on a laxity loaded with recollections (…) of an idyllic previous that’s truncated and within the conviction that life is compelled to remodel love and outlaw ache, thus composing a comfort of reminiscence that brings with it a brand new ebook of illusions. Read right here the Review by Javier Aparicio Maydeu: An elegy in regards to the decline of life

Besides: Article by Eduardo Lago: While dealing with most cancers, Paul Auster publishes a novel of monumental human and literary worth

The Immortal Flame by Stephen Crane (2012)

cover 'Stephen Crane's Immortal Llama', PAUL AUSTER.  EDITORIAL SEIX BARRAL

The Immortal Flame by Stephen Crane

Paul Auster
Translation of Benito Gómez Ibáñez
Six Barral, 2021
1,042 pages. 24.90 euros

Everything appears to point, after studying this ebook, that Paul Auster has been struck by the determine and work of Stephen Crane, one of many founding writers of the American novel and one of many greats. Crane was a recent of Henry James or Willa Cather, however simply because the latter two have a literary resume constructed over an extended life, Crane's is as temporary as his. Read right here Criticism of José María Guelbenzu: Paul Auster provides a literature lesson

Besides: Interview by Eduardo Lago with Paul Auster: Paul Auster: “Precocious geniuses do not exist in literature”

4321 (2019)

Cover of '4321', by Paul Auster.

Paul Auster
Translation of Benito Gómez Ibáñez
Six Barral, 2017
960 pages. 23.90 euros

Author of thirty volumes together with poetry, essays, movie scripts and memoirs, Paul Auster is greatest recognized for his works of fiction. His seventeenth novel, printed in English on the finish of final January, now seems in Spanish after seven years of novelistic silence. With an enigmatic title, 4321 (Seix Barral, translated by Benito Gómez Ibáñez) is a story proposal radically totally different from something the author has carried out beforehand. The dialog takes place in a comfortable front room in his Brooklyn dwelling, the place he lives together with his spouse, the author Siri Hustvedt. Read right here the Eduardo Lago's interview with Paul Auster: “I'm not sure I have the strength to write another novel”

Sunset Park (2017)

Cover of 'Sunset Park', by Paul Auster.

Paul Auster
Translation of Benito Gómez Ibáñez
Anagrama, 2010 (discontinued)
Republished by Seix Barral (2022)
288 pages. 19 euros

Paul Auster's tales have one thing incredible about them, that delirium of outdated tales, so succesful on the similar time of talking lucidly about actuality. Sunset Park, Auster's new novel, begins within the fall of 2008. The protagonist, Miles Heller, works in Florida as a cleaner for homes repossessed because of non-payment of the mortgage, and images for pleasure the belongings left behind by the evicted (the artist Sophie Calle years in the past, as an worker in a lodge, she photographed visitors' belongings). “Every house is a story of failure,” thinks Miles, additionally exiled from the household dwelling. Read right here the Criticism of Justo Navarro: The man who flees

Winter Diary (2012)

Cover of 'Winter Diary', by Paul Auster.

Paul Auster
Translation of Benito Gómez Ibáñez
Anagrama, 2012 (Out of print).
Republished by Seix Barral (Booket, 2013)
224 pages. 8.95 euros.

Following within the elegiac or nostalgic wake of different autumnal adventures of nice modern narrators searching for their very own identification and liberated by means of fictional confession —Peeling the onion o The want field de Günter Grass, sluggish man the Coetzee, Elegy de Philip Roth, It's getting later and later de Tabucchi, Dark store road by Modiano—, winter diary completes, with impudence, irony and introspection raised to the nth diploma the autobiographical makes an attempt that Paul Auster started with The purple pocket book (1993) y A bounce from the bush. Chronicle of an early failure (1997) and who hint the lifetime of this boy Jewish and cosmopolitan however extraordinarily American who, like Nabokov, Henry Roth or Richard Ford, additionally needed to share together with his readers a fictionalized model of his actual life, a true story just like the one proclaimed in The purple pocket book. Read right here the Review by Javier Aparicio Maydeu: Journey to the paradise of reminiscence

Invisible (2009)

Cover of 'Invisible', by Paul Auster.

Paul Auster
Translation of Benito Gómez Ibáñez
Anagram, 2009 (Discontinued)
Republished by Seix Barral (Booket, 2020)
304 pages. 8.95 euros

Travels by means of the Scriptorium, conceptual however not at all minor novel, emphasised the connection of the creator together with his creatures, and Auster strikes in Invisible, with monumental shell recreation ability, his three favourite tokens, metafiction, probability and autofiction, placing the burden of the novel within the creation itself and throwing it into the world of the literary circus, officiating as soon as once more the ceremony of the confusion of identities and (self )biographies (“the reader can be sure that Adam Walker is not Adam Walker”), immersed within the recreation of fictionalizing fiction (“the more I talked to them, the more unreal they seemed to become. Read the story here Review of Javier Aparicio Maydeu: Chronicle of the Ages of Man

Besides: Interview by Andrea Aguilar with Paul Auster: “Art is a game that must be taken seriously”

A Man within the Dark (2008)

Cover of 'A Man in the Dark', by Paul Auster.

Paul Auster
Translation of Benito Gómez Ibáñez
Anagrama, 2008 (discontinued)
Republished by Seix Barral (Booket, 2020)
192 pages. 8.95 euros

The protagonist of this novel, the literary critic August Brill, features, as if it had been a bipolar organism, in two totally different areas alternating within the type of counterpoint, the social and the psychological. On the one hand, his fragmentary and contrite autobiography, expressed by means of intense monologues by means of which regret runs, the evocation of an troubled and ambiguous previous together with his late spouse Sonia, the notice of being a part of an irremediably deranged world and the devoted relationships emotional together with his daughter Miriam and his granddaughter Katya (…). On the opposite hand, the story-within-the-story positioned in a present however various historical past of the United States that the insomniac Mr. Brill, settling accounts with the previous, mendacity on a mattress and locked in a room just like the amnesiac Mr. Blank of Journeys by means of the Scriptorium (2006), he invents and continues each night time to redeem himself from a life that oppresses him. Read right here the Review by Javier Aparicio Maydeu: Dreamed labyrinths

Besides: Interview by Carles Geli with Paul Auster: “The US is experiencing a civil war of ideas”

Travels by means of the Scriptorium (2007)

Cover of 'Travels through the Scriptorium', by Paul Auster.

Paul Auster
Translation of Benito Gómez Ibáñez
Anagrama, 2007 (discontinued)
Republished by Seix Barral (Booket, 2014)
144 pages. 6.95 euros

Paul Auster provides readers one in every of his most Austerian works. A metafictional novel through which he summons his literary creatures with extra of their very own life than ever. A recreation of mirrors between literary creation and actuality. One day a person wakes up in his home with amnesia and sees that every ingredient in his room has a label that identifies them and that shall be used to reconstruct the fictional and actual previous. Read right here the Review of Javier Aparicio Maydeu: Allegory of creation

Brooklyn Follies (2006)

Cover of 'Brooklyn Follies', by Paul Auster.

Paul Auster
Translation of Benito Gómez Ibáñez
Anagrama, 2006 (discontinued)
Republished by Seix Barral (2022)
352 pages. 19.50 euros

More than Brooklyn Follies This novel ought to be titled Auster Follies as a result of the reality is that Mr. Auster organizes a present that, in its personal manner, creates a sequence of fantasies as lucid as those who Mr. Ziegfeld did within the first third of the century. Nathan Glass, a retired insurance coverage agent, returns to his native Brooklyn “looking for a quiet place to die.” It is a return to the place the place his childhood handed and the place he now tries to take refuge, disillusioned with the entire of his life. Read right here the Criticism of José María Guelbenzu: The blissful facet of tragedy

The Night of the Oracle (2004)

Cover of 'The Night of the Oracle', by Paul Auster.

Paul Auster
Translation by B. Gómez Ibáñez
Anagrama, 2004 (discontinued)
Republished by Seix Barral (2022)
264 pages. 19 euros

We are in what is called a novel inside one other novel. Auster makes use of 3 ways of writing: Sidney Orr's actuality is advised within the imperfect tense; The novel he writes is advised within the current tense, however what’s advised is the plot, so to talk; Orr reveals it to the reader as if he had been telling his novel to a buddy, it’s not a writing pattern however a narrative within the type of: and now this occurs, then the character goes and…; Finally, there are a sequence of moderately in depth footnotes that report on previous points in Orr's life. Read right here the Criticism of José María Guelbenzu: New Auster territory

The Book of Illusions (2003)

Cover of 'The Book of Illusions', by Paul Auster.

Paul Auster
Translation of Benito Gómez Ibáñez
Anagrama, 2003 (discontinued)
Republished by Seix Barral (2020)
360 pages. 19.50 euros

You would say sure, this time it's severe. The ebook of illusions is the brand new and cautious novel from the creator of the priceless New York Trilogy, with out entice or cardboard or methods of advertising nor editorial maneuvers. Since the looks of Mr. Vertigo (1994), has been occurring for a decade, Auster has been pulling out of his hat no matter he needed with a view to maintain his readers in suspense (…) however now we are able to solely congratulate ourselves, as a result of on this story of smiles and Tears which has simply been translated and which, let's face it, shouldn’t be his most impressed novel, Auster simmers virtually all of the components of his work to current the reader with a plate of substance. Read right here the Review by Javier Aparicio Maydeu: From Auster to silent cinema

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