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4.0 von 5 Sternen Postmodern - Disquieting - Inspiring - Insane - a must!
Not Shakespeare but Kafka waves and smiles at the readers, as Auster takes them into his New York, a City of Glass, filled with Colors and containing the secrets of Locked Rooms.
But Auster's world is not the world of tourists and stock brokers. It is the world of knowledge, the intimate conscience of literature, philosophy and the psyche of man. He carefully builds...
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3.0 von 5 Sternen Austers postmodernist fiction transcends genre definitions.
I am writing my final thesis for my masters degree on Paul Austers New York Trilogy and I would love to hear from anyone interested in his work (The Locked Room is of special interest to me). At the time N.Y. Trilogy was published it had a great impact on me. Now almost 15 years later I can still read the book with great pleasure. One of Austers best books yet...
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5.0 von 5 Sternen ...the one and only book up to now!, 21. Juli 2011
never read something better - my absolute favourite book - who knows a similar follow up? (red most of austers books already).
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5.0 von 5 Sternen someone should make a movie, 28. Juni 1998
My first introduction to Auster was disguised behind celluloid in "The Music of Chance". I picked up on the name "Auster" later, when "Smoke and "Blue in the Face" were released. Several years after seeing Chance, I recognized the name Auster on a reduced price hardcover outside of a bookstore in LA (which is funny in itself), remembered the name from the dichotomous films of Smoke and Blue in the face (as I was impressed with them), and picked it up as an arbitrary deal. I eagerly read "Hand to Mouth" after discovering that the Auster had also written Chance. Returning to that same bookstore 6 months later (I am from Boston), feeling the urge to rediscover another Auster masterpiece, I randomly selected "The New York Trilogy"....... Hold while I'm speachless.............. Three works that question the darker side of what we wonder to be in all of us. It was as if the characters in the stories had silently known that they were being read and that they were using this to feed their solitude. I was staring at ultimate loneliness. And with no resolve of this self desolation, nothing to go back to, the search for happiness continued. It kept you going, reading, hoping to wind up at the end of a "White", "Blue", and "Red" trilogy........About New York Trilogy.....They should make movie(s) out of them......American needs more hopelessness.......
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5.0 von 5 Sternen New York's finest as a three in one, 20. August 2008
There are only few Authors which can capture me in the way Paul Auster does, so in this case you can expect a highly biased review.
He's one of the few contemporary writers whose books are extremely readable, at the same time being rich in hidden meanings and give you loads of puzzles to think about. Just don't expect to come to simple conclusions, since most of the questions that are asked will not have simple answers.
That said, let's turn to the book itself, the "New York Trilogy". As the name implies there are three stories in this book. Those are loosely connected by various factors. One of them is the question of identity and the play with perspective (in more than one way), the other one is New York itself. Those topics are two of the ever recurring themes in the writing of Auster, so this book might be a good place to start, in order to judge whether Auster is for you or not. If you like what you read in the New York Trilogy you are probably hooked for life, if not you might lay it aside and need not touch an Auster ever again.
So who should buy this book? People who like to think, who like being puzzled and do not expect simple answers, people who are playful and open enough to let themselves be taken on a ride through mysteries. They will enjoy this book. People who like their stories tied up and solved after reading should think twice whether Auster is really the right thing for them.
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3.0 von 5 Sternen Spannung ohne Auflösung? Vielleicht muss diese Auflösung nicht sein. Nicht alles was geschieht hat einen Sinn, 4. August 2014
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Die Geschichten können nicht richtig überzeugen. Es geht offenbar um Einsamkeit und Verlorenheit im großen und kalten New York. Das Ganze erinnert an Thomas Wolfe. Die Wege und Straßen der Stadt werden wie bei Wolfe ausführlich beschrieben, einschließlich Straßennamen, Plätzen, Kreuzungen. Es gelingt eine gewisse Atmosphäre aufzubauen, insbesondere die Atmosphäre der Einsamkeit und Verlorenheit des Einzelnen in der brutalen Anonymität dieser ungezählten, gleichgültigen, vorbeiströmenden Gesichter. Einige wenige banale Worte, gewechselt mit der Bedienung eines der unzähligen kleinen Bistros, müssen als sozialer Kontakt ausreichen.

Wie gesagt, die Geschichten überzeugen nicht. Es wird eine Spannung aufgebaut, die sich steigert und steigert, sie wird fast unerträglich. Die Auflösung dieser Spannung, der Kern der Geschichte erscheint jedoch schwach. Irgendwie lösen sich die Geschichten auf, als wenn ein Ballon einfach zerplatzt, verpufft. Die aufgebaute Spannung führt ins Nichts. Vielleicht ist das die eigentliche Aussage des Autors, alles zerrinnt, alles löst sich auf. Vielleicht hat der Schreiber dieser Zeilen als „Nicht-Native-Speaker“ den Kern der im Original gelesenen Geschichten auch nicht erkannt, zumal Paul Auster erstmals gelesen wurde.
Die dritte Geschichte wurde noch nicht gelesen, wird jedoch nachgeholt. Auch andere Werke des Autors werden noch folgen.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen an original, engrossing work--alters your mind, 26. März 1999
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This book is so incredibly complex--so much like a maze (only in this maze the walls change and rearrange--never a fixed point of clarity)--I read this book two times in a row and then began taking notes on it--attempting to put the pieces together; I didn't want to miss any of the interconnections. Once I started taking notes, I realized that I was in the same position as the main character "Quinn"-- and after taking notes up till page 89, I felt a sense of vertigo--like there would be no definitive answer to all of these entangled riddles--though Auster invites us in to the maze--and makes it seem solvable--and then you find yourself falling through a vortex of words and images. You think there must be a clear picture of it all... but is there? Or is Auster just playing with your mind (all in good fun) ? Anyway, this is such an awesome work of literature to demonstrate the power of language to impact the mind. I've been in two book groups that have tackled this work, and we have found it is difficult to discuss, because it is so so dense... and can become rather abstract. Just read it.
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3.0 von 5 Sternen Original and highly stylised, but what of it?, 12. Juni 2000
One can't deny the extreme originality of Paul Auster's stories. In each of them, he ostensibly challenges the blurred definition of reality and the boundary between that and what the mind tells us. The irrational quality that permeates "City of Glass" defies all comprehension. I found this story the toughest to get through. Not by its complexity but by the monotony that eventually sets in the second half and by the ambiguous ending. Quinn is by far one the most mind-boggling and ridiculous characters in contemporary fiction. Likewise, the characters in "Ghosts" are incredulous but it is redeemed by the interesting premise of the watcher being watched and how the tables are eventually turned. The most accessible is the final tale "The Locked Room". The writer is constantly haunted by the memory of his best friend whose life he has inadvertantly taken over and is finally driven to discover the truth in a painful journey into the friend's past. Besides the depth of characterisation, it also cleverly incorporates the themes in the other stories (both expressed and implied).
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5.0 von 5 Sternen i was captivated from beginning to end., 8. Januar 2000
the moment that i escaped into this novel i was drug around by the tangled words and tantilizing tales... auster writes in a way that not many others can, he lets it flow out from his heart stright into yor eyes. it is wonderful, and inspiring. this tale is even more twisted than other work i have read by auster, he drives a lot of his work by the oddity of coincidences. at one moment in time i wanted it all to connect, and as if he had dreamt that this moment would come into exsistence, and he prepared for it. he tricked you into believeing that it all would tie together, then tricked you into thinking that it didn't. and not until the end did you figure out the reality of it all, and the character seemed to be just as confused and scared as you.
the characters knew the reality of love, they knew how it felt to hurt, they knew all of it.. they experienced the pain that we all know too well... and they experienced while exposed in front of your viewing eyes.
this one kept me captivated from beginning to end.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen i was captivated from beginning to end., 8. Januar 2000
the moment that i escaped into this novel i was drug around by the tangled words and tantilizing tales... auster writes in a way that not many others can, he lets it flow out from his heart stright into yor eyes. it is wonderful, and inspiring. this tale is even more twisted than other work i have read by auster, he drives a lot of his work by the oddity of coincidences. at one moment in time i wanted it all to connect, and as if he had dreamt that this moment would come into exsistence, and he prepared for it. he tricked you into believeing that it all would tie together, then tricked you into thinking that it didn't. and not until the end did you figure out the reality of it all, and the character seemed to be just as confused and scared as you.
the characters knew the reality of love, they knew how it felt to hurt, they knew all of it.. they experienced the pain that we all know too well... and they experienced while exposed in front of your viewing eyes.
this one kept me captivated from beginning to end.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Paul Auster should be read by all., 24. Februar 1999
The NY Trilogy was my introduction to Paul Auster, and I was hooked from the start. The Trilogy is great in it's very simple, concise style of writing, but all three stories are fulled with imagination and creativity. After reading the Trilogy, I began reading all of Auster's books one right after the other and I was able to really feel the strong impact his books have. He is not only a great story teller, but there is a certain underlying symbolic life in all of his works that is subtle at first glance. However, if you read deeper into his books you can see he weaves within his stories something very personal and intimate. I can't really describe it clearly, but you can feel it when you are reading any of his books (it's like what you see at first, may not be what you see when you look the second time). I recommend them all, but the Trilogy is a great introduction to him.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT, 28. Januar 1999
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HONESTLY, this book is amazing!! It gripped me from within and has provoked uncanny experiences:
For instance I was in the Tube, here in London, and I was deep within the novel, reading all about coincidences and fate when I noticed the girl right beside me reading the same book! This may not be THAT unusual, but it stirred something deep inside me. I turned to her to show her my book and she said "it's fantastic isn't it?" I was incredibly moved by this coincidence but proceeded to get off at my stop.
On the next train I took, I clearly remember thinking what would happen next regarding 'New York Trilogy'. So I was reading again, and this girl sitting opposite me leaned forward to me saying how "absolutely brilliant" the book was! Now, this I took to mean fate! I was on a high all day!
I am presently looking for a flat in New York....
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