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Oracle Night

By Paul Auster

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| Paperback | 9780571216994

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Several months into his recovery from a near-fatal illness, thirty-four-year-old novelist Sidney Orr enters a stationery shop in the Cobble Hill section of Brooklyn and buys a blue notebook. It is September 18, 1982, and for the next nine days Or Continue

Several months into his recovery from a near-fatal illness, thirty-four-year-old novelist Sidney Orr enters a stationery shop in the Cobble Hill section of Brooklyn and buys a blue notebook. It is September 18, 1982, and for the next nine days Orr will live under the spell of this blank book, trapped inside a world of eerie premonitions and bewildering events that threaten to destroy his marriage and undermine his faith in reality.

Why does his wife suddenly break down in tears in the backseat of a taxi just hours after Sidney begins writing in the notebook? Why does M.R. Chang, the owner of the stationery shop, precipitously shut down his business the next day? What are the connections between a 1938 Warsaw telephone directory and a lost novel in which the hero can predict the future? At what point does animosity explode into violence? To what degree is forgiveness the ultimate expression of love?

Paul Auster's mesmerizing eleventh novel reads like an old-fashioned ghost story. But there are no ghosts in this book -- only flesh-and-blood human beings, wandering through the haunted realms of everyday life. At once a meditation on the nature of time and a journey through the labyrinth of one man's imagination, Oracle Night is a narrative tour de force that confirms Auster's reputation as one of the boldest, most original writers at work in America today.

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    il pensiero è vero se lo esprimi in parole... e questo lo rendono "vero"

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    Vincè said on Jul 8, 2014 | Add your feedback

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    -P.60

    梭羅曾寫道,屋子裡有三張座椅,一張給自己,另一張給朋友,第三張給其他人,艾德說,我房裡只有一張椅子給自己,把床算進去,勉強有個座椅給朋友,但這裡可容不下其他人,我開計程車時已經受夠了。

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    Angus said on Dec 30, 2013 | Add your feedback

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    un gustazo leerlo

    Quizas no sea la mejor historia de él pero la manera como ha desarrollado la trama. y como. dice las cosas consigue un efecto sorprendente, una novela dentro de otra novela.

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    Marvell said on Dec 11, 2013 | Add your feedback

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    Sempre incredibile la narrativa di Auster. Immaginifico, intenso, accattivante, con una fantastica capacità di fondere i piani narrativi, con una serie di metaromanzi (un romanzo che parla di uno scrittore che scrive un romanzo che parla di un editor ...(continue)

    Sempre incredibile la narrativa di Auster. Immaginifico, intenso, accattivante, con una fantastica capacità di fondere i piani narrativi, con una serie di metaromanzi (un romanzo che parla di uno scrittore che scrive un romanzo che parla di un editor che si trova alle prese con un romanzo. Geniale) che si giustappongono come specchi che riflettono l’un l’altro l’animo dei protagonisti. Protagonisti che in questo romanzo sono, rispetto ad altre opere (più orientate al realismo fantastico), maggiormente agganciate alla realtà, anche nei percorsi psicologici compiuti.

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    Perferobdura said on Oct 2, 2013 | 2 feedbacks

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