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by Joe Barrett,Paul Auster

Category: Classics
Subcategory: Fiction
Author: Joe Barrett,Paul Auster
ISBN: 1423395808
ISBN13: 978-1423395805
Language: English
Publisher: Brilliance Audio; Unabridged edition (May 18, 2010)
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The New York Trilogy is a series of novels by Paul Auster. Originally published sequentially as City of Glass (1985), Ghosts (1986) and The Locked Room (1986), it has since been collected into a single volume.

The New York Trilogy is a series of novels by Paul Auster. A 2006 reissue by Penguin Books is fronted by new pulp magazine-style covers by comic book illustrator Art Spiegelman. The first story, City of Glass, features a detective fiction e investigator who descends into madness as he becomes embroiled in a case.

The New York Trilogy. Paul Auster has written a sublime and clear-as-glass book, a book of almost frightening transparency and openness, a crystal that refracts light into colors that have rarely been seen before. Introduction by luc sante. Praise from Around the World for The New York Trilogy. By turning the mystery novel inside out, Auster may have initiated a whole new round of storytelling. The Village Voice (USA). Jan Kjaerstad (Norway). The new york trilogy.

Auster is writing in unfamiliar territory, and he doesn’t have all the answers himself. The book could even be seen as partially autobiographical

Auster is writing in unfamiliar territory, and he doesn’t have all the answers himself. The book could even be seen as partially autobiographical. Paul Auster is actually a character in multiple stories, and the book expertly blurs the line between reality and fiction. It makes for an intensely entertaining and thought-provoking read.

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Auster has added some new dimensions to modern literature and – more importantly even – to our perspectives on the planet. Would love to see this redone with Paul.

The New York Trilogy book. Moving at the breathless pace of a thriller, this uniquely stylized triology of detective novels begins with City of Glass, in which Quinn, a The remarkable, acclaimed series of interconnected detective novels – from the author of 4 3 2 1: A Novel. City and town life - New York (State) - New York - Fiction. - Social life and customs - Fiction.

He is the place where everything begins for me, and without him I would hardly know who I am. We met before we could talk, babies crawling through the grass in diapers, and by the time we were seven. we had pricked our fingers with pins and made ourselves blood brothers for life. Whenever I think of my childhood now, I see Fanshawe. But that was a long time ago. We grew up, went off to different places, drifted apart. None of that is very strange, I think

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Paul Auster's brilliant debut novels, City of Glass, Ghosts, and The Locked Room brought him international acclaim for his creation of a new genre, mixing elements of the standard detective fiction and postmodern fiction. City of Glass combines dark, Kafka-like humor with all the suspense of a Hitchcock film as a writer of detective stories becomes embroiled in a complex and puzzling series of events, beginning with a call from a stranger in the middle of the night asking for the author — Paul Auster — himself. Ghosts, the second volume of this interconnected trilogy, introduces Blue, a private detective hired to watch a man named Black, who, as he becomes intermeshed into a haunting and claustrophobic game of hide-and-seek, is lured into the very trap he has created. The final volume, The Locked Room, also begins with a mystery, told this time in the first-person narrative. The nameless hero journeys into the unknown as he attempts to reconstruct the past which he has experienced almost as a dream. Together these three fictions lead the listener on adventures that expand the mind as they entertain. "Auster harnesses the inquiring spirit any reader brings to a mystery, redirecting it from the grubby search for a wrongdoer to the more rarified search for the self." (New York Times Book Review) Bonus audio: James Atlas interview with the Author
Comments to eBook The New York Trilogy
Windworker
Paul Auster’s New York Trilogy has been waiting for a review for a few weeks now. I can confidently say that I’ve never read a more confusing, unresolved book than this one. What’s incredible about Auster’s work, though, is that this doesn’t condemn the book in any way. If you’re a fan of neat and easy storybook endings that are predictable from a million miles away, stay away from The New York Trilogy. If you like great writing that gives you a headache, this is the novel for you.

The New York Trilogy is, like the title implies, a collection of three shorter stories originally published as three different books. While they seem to have nothing in common, the trilogy as a whole is definitely one story, or at least three facets of one story. There isn’t a sentence that could capture any of these stories, so let the back cover text intrigue you:

City of Glass: As a result of a strange phone call in the middle of the night, Quinn, a writer of detective stories, becomes enmeshed in a case more puzzling than any he might have written.
Ghosts: Blue, a student of Brown, has been hired by White to spy on Black. From a window of a rented room on Orange Street, Blue keeps watch on his subject, who is across the street, staring out of his window.
The Locked Room: Fanshawe has disappeared, leaving only his wife and a baby and a cache of extraordinary novels, plays, and poems. What happened to him — and why is the narrator, Fanshawe’s boyhood friend, lured obsessively into his life.

None of these stories follow any traditional pattern. City of Glass fizzles into existential questioning at the expense of any action. Ghosts comes to a surprising head, and is marked by the total non-characterization of its colorful characters. The Locked Room appears to be a regular mystery story, until the narrator inherits Fanshawe’s wife and life, and is wracked by dread when Fanshawe seems to have reappeared. None of these stories are an easy read, or go in the direction that you expect. Also, they make absolutely no sense.

All of the stories feature intriguing overlaps. Characters have the same or similar names, patterns of events repeat, and the red notebook is frequently seen. Obsession and identity are key themes across the trilogy. In the end, all three stories hang together in such a way that they’re inextricably unrelated. There are no spoilers to give away because you will finish the book without a clue of what happened.

Many people dislike Auster and his work for this reason, but I found something intriguing under the surface of The New York Trilogy. Auster is writing in unfamiliar territory, and he doesn’t have all the answers himself. The book could even be seen as partially autobiographical. Paul Auster is actually a character in multiple stories, and the book expertly blurs the line between reality and fiction. It makes for an intensely entertaining and thought-provoking read.

If you read The New York Trilogy, you will find yourself obsessed the entire time you are reading it. Just like the characters in the stories, you will throw books, pace and debate what is true, and find yourself increasingly obsessed with understanding what is going on. Auster has accomplished one thing for sure: whatever this book is about, it’s exciting enough to totally enmesh its readers in its world. I’m looking forward to putting more time into decoding the meaning of the story — I have lots of notes, but no answers yet!
Ttexav
This is three stories loosely tied together, all set out as a detective tales but they are not detective tales. This took me a bit of reading before I figured it out.

The three stories are about the art of writing, they are all concerned with observation , obsession and dedication to a task.

I very nearly stopped half way through the first story but the writing has a cadence to it that was very relaxing, it just wandered along. I assume those that really know call this experimental writing stream of consciousness stuff.

I'm struggling to describe what it is but I enjoyed it in the end even if I haven't fully understood it all.
Danrad
Paul Auster’s novel, The New York Trilogy, is a unique blend of metafiction and mystery, with a definitive detective, noir flavor and vibe. There is a common bond within all three tales in that there is a sense of isolation experienced within the main character’s point of view as they head towards an unseen destination in their investigation/search. At points, the protagonist, in looking for someone or something, is forced to look inwardly, sometimes painfully and truthfully, at themselves.

In “City of Glass”, author Quinn assumes the role of “detective” as he tries to locate and find the whereabouts of the elder Peter Stillman. Stillman allegedly wreaked severe psychological damage on his son, Peter Stillman. The case and search take on a life of its own as Quinn becomes immersed in this case to the point of breakdown and obsession. Auster captures the frustration of Quinn during his search: “…there seemed to be no substance to the case. Stillman was a crazy old man who had forgotten his son. He could be followed to the end of time, and still nothing would happen.”

“Ghosts”, the second of the trilogy and my favorite of the three, is quite a colorful read (in more ways than one). A man named Blue is hired by a guy named White to tail another man named Black (make sense). In much the same manner as “City of Glass”, there is the sense that the one doing the tracking must get into the head of the one they are tracking. They must come up with their own theories, and Blue does not know enough about Black so must take this on in a forceful way, delve into the makeup of Black: “They only way for Blue to have a sense of what is happening is to be inside Blacks’ mind to see what his is thinking, and that of course is impossible.” After much speculating and wondering, things shift quite suddenly in the second part of the plot and we have interaction between Blue and Black that takes us to a sudden conclusion.
“It seems to me now that Fanshawe was always there. He is the place where everything begins for me, and without him I would hardly know who I am.” So begins the final installment in the trilogy, “The Locked Room.” The Locked Room focuses on the search for a writer named Fanshawe, who has been missing for six months. Fanshawe’s wife contacts an acquaintance from Fanshawe’s childhood to help look for the writer. Eventually, things get more complicated when she asks, as a favor, for him to critique her husband’s writings. Becoming fully immersed in the case, the narrator suddenly seems to assume the role of Fanshawe, marrying his wife and trying to get his works published. The narrator takes on much of who Fanshawe is. As the narrator gets closer to understanding more, he begins to question a sense of his own identity.

I found The New York Trilogy to be a breath of fresh air, very non-traditional and unique.

There is ambiguity and vagueness to all three novellas, and that is perfectly fine. It forces the readers to be much like the main characters, and assume their own conclusions. And much like the main character in each of the plots, I pushed myself to read on, looking for clues and meanings within. Auster allows room for the reader to interpret, discuss, and think about, much of what goes on.
net rider
The detective story framework used for a more literary exploration of identity and psychosis. Surreal and confusing at times, as gripping and a Hammett mystery at others. Like a French art house film acted out on the streets of New York. I thoroughly enjoyed this novel but I doubt I really understood the intent other than an expression of literary talent.
Gathris
I have found all of Auster's work to be great. This is no exception. I thoroughly enjoy his style, and his characters are unique and put into interesting situations. Sometimes he gets pretty meta, ; like the first story. I liked this book, and I won't give you a full , proper review , as there are many on here. I will say though, like his other work, it is a worthwhile , engaging read. It's literary stuff.
Gavidor
It is well-written, tricky, kind of absurd --but then, so is life! It should be read as a trilogy. Characters from past stories re-appear in latter stories in ways that subvert previous narrations. Reading this book is engaging because the reader has a constant sense that something needs figuring out. Not an easy book, but I can see why it's so famous.
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