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Rooms

Mark Brown

in Paul Auster

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print December 2007 | ISBN: 9780719073960
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781700945 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7228/manchester/9780719073960.003.0001
Rooms

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This chapter focuses on Paul Auster, the writer's room, and the relationship between metropolitan experience and the attempts to re-present it from memory through language. It studies Auster's concern with language, his poetry and the process of composition he uses when writing prose pieces. This chapter shows that a poet's retreat into his room is a way of interacting with the metropolis while protecting the artistic self from the overwhelming complications of modern city life.

Keywords: writer's room; Paul Auster; metropolitan experience; language; memory; poetry; prose pieces; modern city life; artistic self

Chapter.  13092 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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