Winter Journal

Winter Journal

Book - 2012
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Facing his sixty-third winter, novelist Auster sits down to write a history of his body and its sensations. He takes us from childhood to the brink of old age as he summons a universe of physical sensation, of pleasures and pains, moving from the awakening of sexual desire to the ever deepening bonds of married love; from meditations on eating and sleeping to an account of his mother's sudden death.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Henry Holt and Co., 2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780805095531
0805095535
Branch Call Number: 818.5403 AUSTER
Characteristics: 230 p. ; 22 cm

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sherit
Dec 28, 2015

At the sentence level, Paul Auster's Winter Journal is very well written. As for the substance, the author's recollections are neither enlightening nor deep (at some point he actually describes a movie he once saw, and he describes it in great detail!) . All in all, this book didn't have to be written.

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richibi
May 08, 2015

a beautiful, a poet's, recollection of the ages of his life, and therefore of every wo/man's

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bookwormjeph
Dec 29, 2012

an interesting concept for a book and the first half was interesting, insightful but I found it then got a tad tedious

nycakaren Nov 29, 2012

Interesting reflections on Auster's life, mostly in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Patches of wonderful writing about deeply personal experiences. Auster builds meaning and atmosphere by accretion. This book is like Mary Gordon's SEEING THROUGH PLACES of special interest to fans of these authors.

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