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Paul Auster's Writing Machine : A Thing to Write With

By: Trofimova, Evija.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2014Description: 1 online resource (242 p.).ISBN: 9781623560812.Subject(s): Auster, Paul, -- 1947- -- Criticism and interpretation | Authors, American -- 20th centuryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Paul Auster's Writing Machine : A Thing to Write WithDDC classification: 813.54 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover -- Half-title -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- List of Illustrations -- Preface -- Introduction: Paul Auster's Intratext -- Uncontainable assemblages -- "Thinging" things -- 1 Smoke that Means the Entire World -- The writer's prosthetic cigarette -- The gathering of the tobacco shop -- Smoke is the story itself -- 2 The Story of the Typewriter -- Typewriter associations -- The typewriter-assemblage -- Rhizomatic typewriting -- The machinic muse -- 3 Doubles and Disappearances -- The birth of the double -- The double functions of the double
The doppelgänger in the other sex -- Double Game, and the mingling of texts -- "Gotham Handbook" -- 4 New York, Where All Quests Fail -- In search of Auster's city -- In Austeralia -- Discovering the notebooks -- Encountering the writer -- Inconclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Copyright Permissions -- Index
Summary: Paul Auster is one of the most acclaimed figures in American literature. Known primarily as a novelist, Auster's films and various collaborations are now gaining more recognition. Evija Trofimova offers a radically different approach to the author's wider body of work, unpacking the fascinating web of relationships between his texts and presenting Auster's canon as a rhizomatic facto-fictional network produced by a set of writing tools. Exploring Auster's literal and figurative use of these tools – the typewriter, the cigarette, the doppelgänger figure, the city –
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Cover -- Half-title -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- List of Illustrations -- Preface -- Introduction: Paul Auster's Intratext -- Uncontainable assemblages -- "Thinging" things -- 1 Smoke that Means the Entire World -- The writer's prosthetic cigarette -- The gathering of the tobacco shop -- Smoke is the story itself -- 2 The Story of the Typewriter -- Typewriter associations -- The typewriter-assemblage -- Rhizomatic typewriting -- The machinic muse -- 3 Doubles and Disappearances -- The birth of the double -- The double functions of the double

The doppelgänger in the other sex -- Double Game, and the mingling of texts -- "Gotham Handbook" -- 4 New York, Where All Quests Fail -- In search of Auster's city -- In Austeralia -- Discovering the notebooks -- Encountering the writer -- Inconclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Copyright Permissions -- Index

Paul Auster is one of the most acclaimed figures in American literature. Known primarily as a novelist, Auster's films and various collaborations are now gaining more recognition. Evija Trofimova offers a radically different approach to the author's wider body of work, unpacking the fascinating web of relationships between his texts and presenting Auster's canon as a rhizomatic facto-fictional network produced by a set of writing tools. Exploring Auster's literal and figurative use of these tools – the typewriter, the cigarette, the doppelgänger figure, the city –

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Trofimova offers an intricate study of one of the US's most famous writers. Pointing to such influences as Deleuze, Guattari, and Litaour, this work provides an eclectic and comprehensive scholarly analysis of Auster's work. Trofimova's concerns include Auster's relationship with his typewriter, the role of cigarettes and cigars, and the centrality of the notebooks. She explains that she is "going to investigate the connections between Auster's writing tools and his life works' ... rhizomatic nature." Trofimova carefully assesses both screenplays and fiction, tracing the recurrence of fundamental themes, symbols, and phrases of speech. This overarching analysis provides an answer to the question of where meaning is located in the texts. Specifically focused on films, the book provides a very strong analysis of all published works. Summing Up: Recommended. All readers. --Christopher R. Bloss, Auburn University

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Evija Trofimova (PhD, University of Auckland) is a writer, translator and critic who divides her time between Latvia and New Zealand.

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