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The New York Trilogy: City of Glass; Ghosts; The Locked Room (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)by Paul Auster
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Paul Auster's signature work, The New York Trilogy, consists of three interlocking novels: City of Glass, Ghosts, and The Locked Room — haunting and mysterious tales that move at the breathless pace of a thriller.
City of Glass
The Locked Room
Features an introduction from Luc Sante and incredible cover illustrations by Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic artist Art Spiegelman, creator of Maus and In the Shadow of No Towers.
"Eminently readable and mysterious...Auster has added some new dimensions to modern literature and — more importantly even — to our perspectives on the planet." Fanny Howe, The Boston Globe
"Three exhilarating installments...a brilliant investigation of the storyteller's art guided by a writer-detective who's never satisfied with just the facts." The Philadelphia Inquirer
"Auster harnesses the inquiring spirit any reader brings to a mystery, redirecting it from the grubby search for a wrongdoer to the more rarefied search for self." The New York Times Book Review
"The New York Trilogy is nothing less than truly scintillating....A work of manifest originally, if not genius....Satisfying, even electrifying." San Francisco Examiner
First published in 1985-1986, The New York Trilogy (City of Glass, Ghosts, and The Locked Room) brought immediate international attention to its author, Paul Auster, and elevated him to near-celebrity status, particularly in France.
This trilogy and his many works since then (including In the Country of Last Words, Leviathan, Mr. Vertigo, Moon Palace, and others) have been translated into numerous languages and have brought him further world attention. Auster's trilogy broke ground in its mix of serious fictional techniques and detective and mystery genres. Geoffrey O'Brien of the Village Voice wrote: "The New York Trilogy are novels of desire: the desire to write a detective novel, to read one, to inhabit it....By turning the mystery novel inside out, Auster may have initiated a whole new round of storytelling."
This new edition will delight readers and collectors of Auster's work.
The New York Trilogy is the series that made New York Times-bestselling author Paul Auster a renowned writer of metafiction and a special sort of genre-rebelling detective fiction which the New York Review of Books has called one of the most distinctive niches in contemporary literature.” Moving at the breathless pace of a thriller, these uniquely stylized detective novels include City of Glass in which Quinn, a mystery writer, receives an ominous phone call in the middle of the night. Hes drawn into the streets of New York, onto an elusive case thats more puzzling and more deeply-layered than anything he might have written himself. In Ghosts, Blue, a mentee of Brown, is hired by White to spy on Black from a window on Orange Street. Once Blue starts stalking Black, he finds his subject on a similar mission. In The Locked Room, Fanshawe has disappeared, leaving behind his wife and baby and nothing but a cache of novels, plays, and poems.
This Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition includes an introduction from author and professor Luc Sante, as well as a pulp novel-inspired cover from Art Spiegelman, Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic artist of Maus and In the Shadow of No Towers.
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.
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 behind his wife and 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?
About the Author
Paul Auster's novels include Brooklyn Follies, Oracle Night, and In the Country of Last Things, as well as two memoirs, a collection of essays, a volume of poems, and the screenplays for several films. His work has been translated into over 30 languages.
Art Spiegelman is a cartoonist who first came to attention in the early 1980s as editor of the magazine Raw. His books include the Pulitzer Prize-winning Holocaust story Maus, Maus II, and In the Shadow of No Towers. He lives in New York City with his wife and two children.
Luc Sante teaches writing and the history of photography at Bard College. His books include Low Life, Evidence, and The Factory of Facts.
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The Locked Room
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