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Paul Auster - Bibliographical resources

Publié par Clifford Armion le 13/02/2009
A critical bibliography, list of online resources, and Paul Auster's prose and fiction.

Critical Bibliography

Although a significant number of essays, articles, dissertations and books have been written on Paul Auster's work, most of them focus on the earlier period of his writing career, up to the mid-1990s. The inscription of Moon Palace on the CAPESand Agrégation in 1995 saw a number of publications on that specific novel by French scholars. Very little academic papers exist on The Brooklyn Follies (it features peripherally  in C. Quarré-Roger's book). Annick Duperray's 2003 book is an excellent concise introduction to Auster's work, though it is restricted to a few texts only. The collection of articles she edited for Actes Sud in 1995 remains an essential reference too.

Amfreville, Marc. "Le trauma et l'absence de relation: Oracle Night et The invention of Solitude de Paul Auster" in La relation, eds. V. Broqua, E. Valle and T. Weets. Paris : Houdiard, 2008.

Barone, Dennis. Beyond the Red Notebook: Essays on Paul Auster. Philadelphia, University of Pensylvania Press, 1995.

Brown, Mark. Paul Auster. Manchester, New York, Manchester University Press, 2007.

Bloom, Harold (ed.). Paul Auster. Philadelphie, Chelsea House, 2004.

Brendan, Martin. Paul Auster's Postmodernity. New York, Routledge, 2008.

Chénetier, Marc. Paul Auster as the Wizard of Odds. Paris, Didier, 1996.

De Cortanze, Gérard. Paul Auster's New York. Paris, Livre de Poche, 2004.

Duperray, Annick. Paul Auster : Les ambiguïtés de la négation. Paris, Belin, 2003. (lire le compte-rendu qu'en a fait François Gavillon sur E-rea)

---. L'œuvre de Paul Auster. Approches et lectures plurielles. Arles, Actes Sud/ Université de Provence, 1995.

Pesso-Miquel, Catherine. Toiles trouées et déserts lunaires dans Moon Palace de Paul Auster. Paris, Presses de la Sorbonne nouvelle, 1996.

Quarré Roger, Catherine. Paul Auster. L'enchanteur désenchanté. Paris, Publibook, 2006.

On the Internet

Paul Auster, The Definitive website: http://www.paulauster.co.uk

A comprehensive website offering general information and many links on Auster's work.

The website includes a full section on The Brooklyn Follies.

It also provides a great number of links to book reviews, among which:

- "The Music of Chance" by Walter Kirn in The New York Times Book Review:

- "A Sublime Soap-Opera, with Brooklyn on Stage" by Paul Kafka-Gibbons in The Boston Globe:

Listen to Paul Auster on NPR

Paul Auster: 'The Brooklyn Follies':  An 8-minute conversation with Paul Auster about The Brooklyn Follies on America's prime national radio network.

Academic articles

Paul Auster's Prose and Fiction

This section lists Auster's main prose works. It is not fully comprehensive as it excludes some of he earlier plays and essays.

Prose and Essays

The Art of Hunger and Other Essays. London: The Menard Press, 1982.

The Invention of Solitude, New York: Sun Press, 1982.

The Art of Hunger, Essays, Prefaces, Interviews. Los Angeles: Sun and Moon Press, 1998.

Mr Vertigo. New York: Viking, 1994

The Red Notebook (True Stories, Prefaces and Interviews). London: Faber and Faber, 1995.

Hand to Mouth. A Chronicle of early Failure. New York: Henry Holt, 1997.

True Tales of American Life (ed.) London: Faber and Faber, 2001.


The New York Trilogy. London: Faber and Faber, 1987.

In the Country of Last Things. New York: Viking, 1987.

Moon Palace. New York: Viking: 1989.

The Music of Chance. New York: Viking, 1990

Leviathan, New York: Viking, 1992.

Timbuktu. London: Faber and Faber, 1999

The Book of Illusions. New York: Henry Holt, 2002.

Oracle Night, New York: Henry Holt, 2003..

The Brooklyn Follies. London, Faber and Faber, 2005.

Travels in the Scriptorium, New York: Henry Holt, 2007.

Man in the Dark. New York: Henry Holt, 2008.


The Music of Chance, 1993.

Smoke, 1995.

Blue in the Face, 1997.

Lulu on the Bridge, 1998. The feature film was also directed by Paul Auster.

The Inner Life of Martin Frost, 2007.


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"Paul Auster - Bibliographical resources", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), février 2009. Consulté le 21/02/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/litterature/litterature-americaine/dossier-paul-auster/paul-auster-bibliographical-resources