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The New York Trilogy (hardcover)
Series No.: 152
ISBN: 978-1-933382-88-3, Pages: 580
American Literature, Fiction
First published by Sun & Moon Press in three volumes in 1985 and 1986. The New York Trilogy has since been translated into French, German, Italian, Japanese, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Spanish, Catalan, Bulgarian, Hungarian, Dutch, Greek, Polish, Portugese,
Hebrew, Turkish, Romanian, Icelandic and other languages.
The New York Trilogy was ranked 87 in The [London] Observer's list of "The 100 Greatest Novels of All Time." Below are some quotes from the hundreds of reviews:
"By turning the mystery novel inside out, Auster may have initiated a whole new round of storytelling." —The Village Voice
"A stunning, hypnotic book...Auster's virtuosic storytelling achieves a it is convincing." —The Glasgow Herald (Scotland)
"Mr. Auster puts his finger on the pulsing locus of language and identity. He understands that the detective of the self is trapped, forced to use that clumsiest of tools, language, to ferret out what mere language can never discover. Putting a name on something makes it at once available and all the more elusive, at once fixes it in front of us and obscures it forever. Mr. Auster proclaims the urgency of that dilemma, not just for writers but for all those who seek the truth behind the fictions they read and the fictions they live." —The New York Times Book Review
"One of the great revelations of American literature in recent years...Auster has talent to burn." —L'Express
"Auster is one of the most inventive writers of his generation."
— Corriere della Sera (Italy)
"Auster's taut and remarkable prose works have enriched the American literary tradition "
— De Groene Amsterdammer (Holland)