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The Invention of Solitude [PDF / Epub] ☉ The Invention of Solitude By Paul Auster – Una mañana de enero de 1979 Paul Auster se enteró de ue su padre había muerto Y comenzó a escribir La invención de la soledad ue como dice él fue el comienzo de todo Entre la memoria el ajuste d Una mañana de enero de Paul Auster se enteró de ue su padre había muerto Y comenzó a escribir La invención de la soledad ue como dice él fue el comienzo de todo Entre la memoria The Invention PDF or el ajuste de cuentas y la investigación de la «novela familiar» esta obra germinal de todo el edificio literario austeriano ue multiplica en enigmas diversos el gran enigma de la paternidad se divide en dos partes En «Retrato de un hombre invisible» se nos descubre el misterio de un asesinato ocurrido en la familia sesenta años antes un episodio ue permite sospechar las claves del frío y distante carácter del padre muerto En «El libro de la memoria» Auster encadena la reflexión acerca de su papel de hijo con su propia paternidad y la soledad ¿orfandad del escritor.

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  1. Ahmad Sharabiani Ahmad Sharabiani says:

    The Invention of Solitude Paul AusterThe Invention of Solitude is Paul Auster's first memoir published in the year 1982 The book is divided into two separate parts Portrait of an Invisible Man which concerns the sudden death of Auster's father and The Book of Memory in which Auster delivers his personal opinions concerning subjects such as coincidence fate and solitude subjects that have become trademarks of Auster's worksتاریخ نخستین خوانش نوزدهم سپتامبر سال 2009 میلادیعنوان اختراع انزوا؛ نویسنده پل آستر؛ مترجم بابک تبرایی؛ تهران، افق، 1387، 252 ص؛ داستانهای نویسندگان امریکایی سده 20 منام نخستین اثر «پل استر»، نویسنده ی آمریکایی ست که در سال 1982 میلادی منتشر شد کتاب دو بخش دارد پرتره مرد نامرئی، که بر روی مرگ ناگهانی پدر «استر» تمرکز دارد؛ و کتاب خاطره، که در آن «استر»، به تشریح نظرات شخصی خود، درباره ی برخی موضوعات همانند تصادف، سرنوشت و انزوا می‌پردازد «پل استر» نگاه بسیار زیبایی به پیرامون خویش دارند باید چنان نگاه کنم که ایشان میکاوند ایشان به رویدادهای ساده، خوب خوب مینگرند رویدادهایی را که بارها تماشا کرده، و به سادگی از کنارشان بگذشته ام «استر» انزوا را، خوب خوب برانداز کرده است، با ایشان موافقم، برایم لذتبخش بود ا شربیانی

  2. Andrew Smith Andrew Smith says:

    A game of two halves first half excellent; second half poorThe first part Portrait of an Invisible Man is written shortly after the death of his father and is the author’s account of his recollections of the man and his rather distant relationship with him Sometimes sad but also amusing in parts I found this part of the book interesting enlightening and as always with Auster superbly writtenThe second part The Book of Memory is supposed to be a reflection of the author as a father to his son Daniel This I found hard work In fact it degenerates uickly into what feels like a random series of anecdotes and uotes from other writers I must admit that I gave up trying to plough my way through these ramblings

  3. Josephine Josephine says:

    Paul Auster’s book was mentioned in something else I was reading; I liked the title so I made a note of it in my day planner to put on hold at the library The older I get the I realize that there’s no point in assuring yourself that you’ll remember something; chances are you won’t It’s better to make a note of it before it fades completely from your mindThe first part Portrait of an Invisible Man was fascinating; the second part The Book of Memory not so muchYou know what the first part was like?It was a clear portrait of his father who died unexpectedly; and what you get from reading it is that they had a complicated relationship where a lot of things were unsaid and that while there was none of that closeness that all parents should have with their children you got the sense that this was a man who even after his father was gone continued to find some sort of connection to him so he could better understand why he was the way he wasIt sort of made me think about how some of us have relationships like that — where we love someone because we “have to” but whether we can ever bring ourselves to admit out loud we know secretly that in our hearts we would probably never choose to have this person in our livesIn one part he writes about his father’s emotional distance“In the back of my mind a desire to do something extraordinary to impress him with an act of heroic proportions The aloof he was the higher the stakes became for me” Auster writesAs they walked to the car after Auster had played baseball terribly his father absently told him that he did well — and when Auster protested his father replied that you couldn’t do well every time“It was not that he was trying to encourage me Nor was he trying to be unkind Rather he was saying what one says on such occasions as if automatically They were the right words to say and yet they were delivered without feeling an exercise in decorum”The passage made me think about how it’s been often said that the flip side of love isn’t hate but indifference — and how weirdly enough that message was hammered home when I watched the brilliant Argentine film “The Secret In Their Eyes” which actually made me rethink my views on the death penaltyLife in prison — in complete solitude where the prison guards don’t talk to you and there’s no TV to watch no interaction with other prisoners no access to books but enough food to keep you alivemaybe that is the worst punishment we could ever inflict on convicted prisonersBut I digressAnywaysthe second part of the book was called The Book of Memory and it was sort ofpretentiousI studied journalism and I appreciate a well written article so that’s always been the style of writing I like best — writing that’s simple and clear and tells a story without any bells and whistles

  4. Stephen Durrant Stephen Durrant says:

    I have always like Paul Auster's novels and thought I would give his autobiographical meditation on memory The Invention of Solitude a try My interest was also attracted to this work because the first section concerns his relationship with his father a topic that always intrigues me I had a powerful and unforgettable father that shaped my life in ways I probably still don't entirely understand In the end I found this book rewarding Auster's portrayal of a father who was largely a pose never fully there for anyone is unforgettable and deeply troubling However Auster's impressive erudition obsession with coincidence upon which many of his novels are built and compulsion to go for the enigmatic sometimes paradoxical truth eventually began to wear me down Auster is cultured and smart that I will never dispute but if I want a traumatized search for the paradoxes of truth I will go back to one of Auster's favorites Pascal's Pensées where the game of philosophy is being played for somewhat higher stakes

  5. M. Sarki M. Sarki says:

    Granted the first section dealing with the death of his father was nothing short of amazing I loved it as have most who have read it and felt it necessary to say something about their personal experience And yes the second section The Book of Memory did focus on his son Daniel and I think he used Daniel as a conduit in which to enable his own act of recollection The second section dealt with his marriage and divorce from his first wife his time living in France the mirrors and rhymes of his life that seemed to be reflected often than not The section bogged down on me early but only because I believed Auster might resort to a pitiful voice I have heard in some of his later works that being too much involved in the sentimental and his even acting silly about it at times But that wasn't the case at all It was philosophically moving it was based on memory and recollection it was a vehicle in which he could try his hand at writing something besides poems and translations Auster was learning for himself on the page what it meant to be a writer He was saving himself He was looking for the uncanny in his life the unheimliche and he uoted Freud and others in the process of his demonstrating to us his seriousness in getting to the bottom of this writing craft From Wikipedia The uncanny Ger Das Unheimliche the opposite of what is familiar is a Freudian concept of an instance where something can be familiar yet foreign at the same time resulting in a feeling of it being uncomfortably strange or uncomfortably familiar Because the uncanny is familiar yet strange it often creates cognitive dissonance within the experiencing subject due to the paradoxical nature of being attracted to yet repulsed by an object at the same time This cognitive dissonance often leads to an outright rejection of the object as one would rather reject than rationalizeI was wrong about my thinking the second section of this book was of measure less than the first It was a very good memoir an important attempt for Auster in which to begin his long literary accomplishment We should all wish to be so lucky

  6. David Schaafsma David Schaafsma says:

    Two parts Portrait of an invisible man a meditation about his father upon his father's death and The Book of Memory which is a kind of abstract meditation about memory language solitude writing story and fatherhood in part based on his own young son Daniel with no mention of Lydia Davis Daniel's mother This is a book about fatherhood so it's about men and seeing yourself in your father and your son to see the old man in the face of a child and vice versa The first section is narrative about His Dad who he never really was close to who was distant as many fathers seem to be to sons whose life was shaped by the murder of his own father The second section is less narrative fragments Auster is also the son of Kafka in a sense in the darkness present here This is my second reading of this text and I have always struggled to read the second section though how hard he is on his father is also tough to read at times Very meta fictional in approach reflective about the nature of the process of memory and language

  7. Nicole Nicole says:

    I don't entirely know what to say or how to describe this book Rather I'll just state that in the end the only reaction I had was that I had just read something beautiful

  8. Solistas Solistas says:

    355Aχ ρε Paul

  9. Sun. Sun. says:

    it makes you feel like the writer isn't writing his words on a blank sheet of paper it's like he's writing directly in your soul

  10. Chris Dietzel Chris Dietzel says:

    This is a memoir told in two parts the first half dealing with Auster trying to come to terms with his father's death and seemingly nonexistent existence and the second half dealing with Auster's experiences as father himself I loved the first half and would give it 5 stars Auster's account of trying to find an identity for his father might be the best of the author's writing that I've read The second half though had no connection for me felt too experimental and nonlinear and detracted from the overall book

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