Oracle Night, Paul AusterThe novel is about a writer named Sidney Orr a short, Americanized version of the Polish surname Orlovsky , who, after making a miraculous recovery from near fatal illness, buys a new notebook and starts writing a story about a man who completely changed his life when he realised how much his existence was ruled by randomness 2003 1384 271 23 9643691632 1386 1392 21. Every time I start a Paul Auster book I get twenty pages into it and think, That s it He s finally over stepped the mark He s jumped from the edge of the clever cliff and into the precipice of w nky too smart and arty for his own good literature And then, I am always proved wrong Sorry Paul I judge you too harshly Another excellent book with the trademark Austerisms Convoluted, random, perhaps even a little too common place at times, writhing like a bag of snakes the twists and turns had me on the ceiling and facing the wrong way before I knew it This either means they were very good or that I am easily confused, I ll leave it to you to decide which Although as a footnote something that you seem to be all too fond of in this book , I just thought it was worth pointing out that as a personal preference it really winds me up when the footnotes are actually larger than the main text Anyone else feel this way Also if the footnote stretches for than three pages and is running as a sort of contemporaneous commentary then it s probably worth just scrapping the footnotes and putting all the information into the main text non See, like here I could have just put this bit of the review up there with the main part of the review but now you re down here reading this part of the review and by the time you glance back up to the main thread you ll have forgotten what I was talking about up there and be thinking about the footnote which is really just the story continued in another way Hmmm So is it annoying or is it just me The story within the story device gives Paul Auster plenty of freedom to orchestrate this postmodern novel These are the fake jottings of an active writer and they include daily occurrences diarylike , ideas for plots, a coherent free flow of thoughts and musings, a scrapbook of so much mixed media which describes a vivid world dabbling in the surreal His avoiding the usage of quotation marks in the story within the story s dialogue conveys the continuity of the writer s imagination He uses literary irony, sometimes his character s descriptions are so remarkably like those he makes of his acquaintances Plot wise there is jumping around, making whole days lapse only one paragraph, creating different story lines and times, using repetition to give the reader a vague sense of d j vu Chapterless, it continues in the grand tradition of the thriller continued and realized to its most masterful level in 2006 with Scott Smith s novel of visceral horror The Ruins to be easy to follow, despite having no rests between climaxes plot revelations The narcissistic novel brand is befitting of Oracle Night Let s not forget Auster s trademark use of footnotes More than creating an academic i.e entitled voice, this tool can pump in information to an otherwise short novel Footnotes are small pockets of compressed data additionally they allow the reader to interact with the text itself He flips the pages prematurely to get the hidden back story, breaking the rules of literature by traversing through the main plot itselfThis is a book about books through through. Amazing Books, Oracle Night Author Paul Auster This Is Very Good And Becomes The Main Topic To Read, The Readers Are Very Takjup And Always Take Inspiration From The Contents Of The Book Oracle Night, Essay By Paul Auster Is Now On Our Website And You Can Download It By Register What Are You Waiting For Please Read And Make A Refission For You Finch sogni, c sempre scampo.Dopo un incidente a cui riuscito miracolosamente a sopravvivere, Sidney Orr ricomincia, con un po di fatica, a scrivere.Grazie a un taccuino blu, proveniente dal Portogallo, e che sembra avere poteri magici, comincia a svilupparsi la trama di questo romanzo di Auster.Con La notte dell oracolo di Auster, si entra nel meta romanzo, un romanzo nel romanzo in cui confluiscono diverse storie Da un lato, la storia privata di Sidney e del suo matrimonio con la moglie Grace e dall altro quella di Sidney scrittore e delle varie vicende che si intrecciano e prendono forma.Qui sono presenti alcune delle tematiche tipiche dei libri dell autore l a, il tradimento, la bellezza della scrittura come rimedio ai propri mali, come salvezza e la bellezza della scrittura intesa come ritorno alla vita.Paul Auster trascina il lettore in una vicenda in cui finzione e realt si mescolano, dove il protagonista assume il ruolo di investigatore per scoprire una realt e una verit molto pi forte del romanzo che sta scrivendo e di qualsiasi oracolo. . Oracle Night seems like one of Auster s perfunctory novels There is the usual blend of a narrator getting over some big personal tragedy, reflections on the power of language writing especially in this case , recurring coincidences, a female love interest in trouble, etc The opening conceit of the blank notebook and Sid s need to fill it has this really interesting, ominous vibe going to it But Auster doesn t seem all that committed to really diving into it, and by the end of the book it felt like little than a forgotten pretext to set the whole narrative up instead of an organic development within the story There are some really nice passages though, and it s interesting to read one of his books that has a decidedly domestic kind of feel to it than a lot of his other work But the ending feels rushed, and the whole strung out son of a family friend who suddenly pops up to wreak havoc in everyone s lives feels kind of like a cheap deus ex machina I d expect that kind of weak stuff from someone s first novel, not their umpteenth. To Auster Auster ,.
Paul Auster is the bestselling author of Report from the Interior, Winter Journal, Sunset Park, Invisible, The Book of Illusions, and The New York Trilogy, among many other works He has been awarded the Prince of Asturias Prize for Literature, the Prix M dicis tranger, the Independent Spirit Award, and the Premio Napoli He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the American Ac
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- Oracle Night
- Paul Auster
- 04 July 2019 Paul Auster