5 de novembre de 2013

Talking about... Brooklyn follies de Paul Auster

El proper dijous dia 7 de novembre a les 19h continuem el nostre 4t Cicle de tertúlies en anglès Talking about... Ens trobarem a la Biblioteca Pompeu Fabra per practicar l'anglès i parlar sobre aquest llibre i el seu autor.

Paul Auster
(Feb. 3, 1947, Newark, New Jersey, USA).

American novelist, screenwriter, poet, and playwright, educated at Columbia University. He gained critical recognition with his New York Trilogy (City of Glass, 1985; Ghosts, 1986; and The Locked Room, 1987), which uses the conventions of the detective novel to investigate urban isolation, identity, and the link between language and meaning. Further examination of the possibilities and limitations of fictional genres followed with the dystopian fable In the Country of Last Things (1987), and Moon Palace (1989). The Music of Chance (1991) is an allegory of two men forced to build a wall. The Book of Illusions (2002) is a tragicomic account of a grief-stricken widower's obsession with the shadowy world of a silent movie comedian. An adaptation of his own short tale, Auggie Wren's Christmas Story, published in The New York Times in 1990, began Auster's collaboration with the director Wayne Wang. In 1995 they produced two films: Smoke (script by Auster) and Blue in the Face (directed by Wang and Auster). His recent novels include Oracle Night (2003), Brooklyn Follies (2005), and Travels in the Scriptorium (2006).

Brooklyn Follies

Nathan Glass has come to Brooklyn to die. Divorced, retired, estranged from his only daughter, the former life insurance salesman seeks only solitude and anonymity. Then Glass encounters his long-lost nephew, Tom Wood, who is working in a local bookstore. Through Tom and his charismatic boss, Harry, Nathan's world gradually broadens to include a new set of acquaintances, which leads him to a reckoning with his past.

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