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Downtown

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/9780719073960.003.0003
Downtown

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This chapter outlines Auster's characters and follows their descent, their rescue and their subsequent recovery from social and linguistic failure. It also considers several of Auster's later novels, namely The Brooklyn Follies and Oracle Night. This chapter also deals with the themes of urban redemption and briefly discusses these texts.

Keywords: social failure; linguistic failure; The Brooklyn Follies; Oracle Night; urban redemption

Chapter.  13440 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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