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Step back David Foster Wallace, I think this guy knows than you and I combined, byatch Seriously, the man attacks literature voraciously and relays its pathos and stories in seamless essays and interviews He even actually gives poetry than a sidelong glance. As all things Auster, so eminently readable but the subject matter is a bit dry for me. In This Astonishingly Acrobatic Work, Paul Auster Traces The Compulsion To Make Literature Or Art Through Essays On Franz Kafka, Samuel Beckett, Paul Celan, Laura Riding, Knut Hamsun, John Ashbery, And Other Vital Figures Of Our CenturyIn A Section Of Interviews As Well As In The Revelatory The Red Notebook , Auster Reflects On His Own Work On The Need To Break Down The Boundary Between Living And Writing On The Use Of Certain Genre Conventions To Penetrate Matters Of Memory And Identity The Art Of Hunger Undermines And Expands Our Accepted Notions About Literature And Throws An Uprecedented Light On His Own Richly Allusive Writing Se potessi scrivere il libro che porto dentro di me, sarebbe l ultimo Ma impossibile Se scrivo, perch c sempre un libro da rifare Provvidenza Conversazione con Edmond Jab s, p 146 After recently rereading Hamsun s Hunger, I thought it only fitting to reread the Auster s essay It was excellenter than I remembered and so are several others I dipped into Auster was a busy young man, writing things that meant things While I, well, while this is about the best I can come up with Still, I never yet wrote a novel which had a dog as its main character For that I am everproud. Paul Auster s writing is so elegant, so concise, that I find it exceptionally beautiful on almost any subject These essays are for the most part critical analysis on various poets, that were so incredibly well written that I have already inter library loan requested two of them already I found his pieces on Beckett to be excellent and the Preface to an anthology on Twentieth Century French Poetry to be absorbing.He has made me excited to find and read Reznikoff, Laura Riding and John Ashberry I actually enjoyed his writing so much, that I read several of these than once I will have to track down some of Paul Auster s poetry nextif his non fiction is that elegant, I look forward to his poetry. It is an art that begins with the knowledge that there are no right answers For that reason it becomes essential to ask the right questions One finds them by living them His essay on Knut Hamsun s Hunger is the best in the book You can read it online I read the Red Notebook and Why Write while sitting in the therapist s waiting room and it was well worth the co pay I forked over Oddly enough, I hadn t read Paul Auster s novels or other work, or the eassay upon which the collection is based But having glimpsed these bits behind his pen, I suspect I will set out to do so now. I appreciate Auster s essays and nonfiction much than the fiction for which he is famous I love this book Auster s insights into outsider art are spot on Most importantly, his essay on Hunger turned me on to Knut Hamsun, so that alone is worth the price of admission. I admire Paul Auster s fiction and its neo allegorical explorations of the existential I pulled that phrase from the Alphabet Soup I ate for lunch seriously , and while I ve enjoyed the thematic tension and play of his novels, I ve always had reservations about his prose style for a major writer, his sentences are often as dulcet and graceful as cavemen playing a game of jacks This collection of essays and prefaces on mainly avant garde ish writers I ll ignore the interviews, which are mostly biographical and craft related is informational than astute, and finds his writing sharpened, but dull the architecture of the sentences and paragraphs is adroit with the exception of the titular essay, which reads like a slightly precocious undergrad paper it may well be , but the rhetoric is austere and unengaging Despite having started his career as a poet, Auster displays limited flair for metaphor, simile, and lyricism these may seem glamour qualms, but sometimes it s the eyeshadow in a writer s voice that catches your eye And his observations and points, the meat of the book, are, while occasionally pungent, often bland and regurgitated Nonetheless, Auster is a vital mainstream contemporary author, and is to be commended for offering selections from his personal canon of influences, many of whom seem delicacies one would forego otherwise.