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“In the US, weapons availability and use feed each other” (Paul Auster, 2023).

By b0oua May 1, 2024

Conversation On Tuesday, April 30, the American writer Paul Auster passed away. La Croix got to know him in February 2023 when “Pays de sang,” his book that went beyond fiction to explore the causes of the gun violence that is wreaking havoc on American society, was published. He expressed this worry to his son-in-law, photographer Spencer Ostrander, who took the photos included in this essay.

[Archived on February 12, 2023] At the age of 77, American writer Paul Auster passed away in New York on April 30. La Croix L’hebdo gave him the focus of a significant interview in February 2023.

La Croix L’Hebdo: You are writing a book about firearms in the US that combines text and images. Why did you select this format, which is out of the ordinary for both this subject and you as a novelist above all?

Paul Auster, the prolific novelist, memoirist, and screenwriter who became well-known in the 1980s for his postmodern reimagining of the noir novel and went on to become one of the most recognizable writers of his generation in New York, passed away at his Brooklyn home on Tuesday night due to complications from lung cancer. He was seventy-seven.

Jacki Lyden, a friend, verified his death.

News reports sometimes referred to Mr. Auster as a “literary superstar” because of his hooded eyes, deep demeanor, and leading-man appearance. He was previously referred to as “one of America’s most spectacularly inventive writers” by the British Times Literary Supplement.

Despite being originally from New Jersey, he had an unbreakable bond with the rhythms of his new home, Brooklyn, where he lived in 1980 amidst the brownstones lining the streets in the Park Slope district. This became something of a defining characteristic in much of his work.

As his fame increased, Mr. Auster was regarded as both a protector of Brooklyn’s illustrious literary history and an inspiration to the new wave of novelists who moved to the borough in the 1990s and beyond.

In the 1980s and 1990s, while I was growing up there, there weren’t many well-known writers who lived in the borough. Meghan O’Rourke, a writer and poet who grew up in adjacent Prospect Heights, remarked in an email, “Paul Auster was the Brooklyn novelist back then.” “Every acquaintance of my parents’ had his books on their shelves. My friends and I devoured Auster’s writing as teenagers because of its intimacy and peculiarity, which included a hint of European surrealism.

“Before ‘Brooklyn’ turned into the apparent home of every novelist, from Jhumpa Lahiri to Colson Whitehead,” the speaker continued, “Auster made writing seem like something real, something a person actually did.”

But his reputation was anything but regional. He won multiple literary awards in France by himself. Mr. Auster, who had lived in Paris as a young man, was among the few American imports who were welcomed by the French as a local son, along with Woody Allen and Mickey Rourke.

In 2007, New York magazine noted that “the first thing you hear as you approach an Auster reading, anywhere in the world, is French.” “Although she is just a best-selling author here, Auster is a rock star in Paris.”

His 2017 book “4321,” which explored four alternative histories of the protagonist’s early years (Mr. Auster was a Jewish boy born in Newark in 1947), was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in Britain.

With the publication of his memoir “The Invention of Solitude,” a melancholic meditation on his estranged relationship with his recently deceased father, his career took off in 1982. His debut book, “City of Glass,” was turned down by seventeen publishers before a small firm in California decided to publish it in 1985.

The book served as the debut of “The New York Trilogy,” his most well-known piece of writing, which consisted of three novels collected into one volume. The New York Times’ style magazine T featured a collection of the 25 most important New York City books of the past century, and this one was included.

“City of Glass” tells the tale of a mystery writer who is experiencing personal loss, a recurring issue in Mr. Auster’s writing, and who gets confused for Paul Auster, the private investigator, after dialing the wrong number. As he descends into madness, the writer starts to assume the role of the investigator and loses himself in his own real-life investigation.تعمل-هذه-الكبسولة-على-علاج-ارتفاع-ضغط-الدم-morocco.html—%D8%AA%D8%B9%D9%85%D9%84-%D9%87%D8%B0%D9%87-%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%83%D8%A8%D8%B3%D9%88%D9%84%D8%A9-%D8%B9%D9%84%D9%89-%D8%B9%D9%84%D8%A7%D8%AC-%D8%A7/10650342


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