Report from the Interior

by Paul Auster

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Report from the Interior Synopsis

From his baby's-eye view of the man in the moon to his childhood worship of the movie cowboy Buster Crabbe to the composition of his first poem at the age of nine to his dawning awareness of the injustices of American life, Report from the Interior charts Auster's moral, political and intellectual journey as he inches his way toward adulthood through the post-war fifties and into the turbulent 1960s. Auster evokes the sounds, smells, and tactile sensations that marked his early life-and the many images that came at him, including moving images (he adored cartoons, he was in love with films), until, at its unique climax, the book breaks away from prose into pure imagery: The final section of Report from the Interior recapitulates the first three parts, told in an album of pictures. At once a story of the times and the story of the emerging consciousness of a renowned literary artist, this four-part work answers the challenge of autobiography in ways rarely, if ever, seen before.

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ISBN: 9780571303717
Publication date: 06/11/2014
Publisher: Faber & Faber Non-Fiction an imprint of Faber & Faber
Format: Paperback

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ISBN: 9780571303717
Publication date: 6th November 2014
Author: Paul Auster
Publisher: Faber & Faber Non-Fiction an imprint of Faber & Faber
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 352 pages
Genres: Biography / Autobiography, eBook Favourites,
Categories: Memoirs,

About Paul Auster

Paul Auster is the bestselling author of Winter Journal, Sunset Park, Man in the Dark, The Brooklyn Follies, The Book of Illusions and The New York Trilogy, among many other works. In 2006 he was awarded the Prince of Asturias Prize for Literature and inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Among his other honours are the Independent Spirit Award for the screenplay of Smoke and the Prix Médicis Étranger for Leviathan. He has also been shortlisted for both the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award (The Book of Illusions) and the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction (...

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