Friday, May 26

The New York Trilogy - Paul Auster (1986)

Wikipedia - "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 particular form of postmodern detective fiction which still uses well-known elements of the detective novel (the classical and hardboiled varieties, for example) but also creates a new form that links 'the traditional features of the genre with the experimental, metafictional and ironic features of postmodernism.' A 2006 reissue by Penguin Books is fronted by new pulp magazine-style covers by comic book illustrator Art Spiegelman. ..."
Pseudo-Intellectual Reviews
The New Canon: The Best in Fiction Since 1985
An Examination of the Identity of Author and Character and Their Relationship Within the Narrative Structure of Paul Auster's New York Trilogy
[PDF] The New York Trilogy (City of Glass) - Chapter 8