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Hand to Mouth: A Chronicle of Early Failure

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Publisher Comments:

This is the story of a young man's struggle to stay afloat. By turns poignant and comic, Paul Auster's memoir is essentially an autobiographical essay about money--and what it means not to have it. From one odd job to the next, from one failed scheme to another, Auster investigates his own stubborn compulsion to make art and describes his ingenious, often far-fetched attempts to survive on next to nothing. From the streets of New York City and Paris to the rural roads of upstate New York, the author treats us to a series of remarkable adventures and unforgettable encounters and, in several elaborate appixes, to previously unknown work from these years.

Synopsis:

Paul Austers Hand to Mouth: A Chronicle of Early Failure is a fascinating and often funny memoir about his early years as a writer struggling to be published, and to make enough money to survive. Leaving high school with “itchy feet” and refusing to play it safe, Auster avoided convention and the double life of steady office employment while writing. From the streets of New York City, Dublin, and Paris to a surreal adventure in a dusty village in Mexico, Austers account of living on next to nothing introduces an unforgettable cast of characters while examining what it means to be a writer.

About the Author

Paul Auster is the author of eight novels, including the New York Trilogy. He wrote the screenplay for the internationally acclaimed film Smoke and has just finished making a new film, Lulu on the Bridge. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780805054897
Subtitle:
A Chronicle of Early Failure
Author:
Auster, Paul
Author:
aul
Author:
Auster, P.
Publisher:
Holt Paperbacks
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Ecology
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Human ecology
Subject:
Authors, American
Subject:
Americans
Subject:
General Biography
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
19981019
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
164
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.50 in

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Paul Austers Hand to Mouth: A Chronicle of Early Failure is a fascinating and often funny memoir about his early years as a writer struggling to be published, and to make enough money to survive. Leaving high school with “itchy feet” and refusing to play it safe, Auster avoided convention and the double life of steady office employment while writing. From the streets of New York City, Dublin, and Paris to a surreal adventure in a dusty village in Mexico, Austers account of living on next to nothing introduces an unforgettable cast of characters while examining what it means to be a writer.

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