Auster in the dark with a rambling tale

Man in the Dark. By Paul Auster, Faber & Faber, €13.65

30th August, 2008

Man in the Dark. By Paul Auster, Faber & Faber, €13.65

One cannot ignore Paul Auster, the celebrated New Yorker whose self-awareness and droll absurdism have proven to be saving graces among the excesses of postmodern fiction.

With his early work regularly ranked alongside that of Pynchon, DeLillo and McCarthy as some of the most important American writing of our time, Auster’s books typically comprise ‘metanarratives’, the kind of stories about stories which tickle the...

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