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by Paul Auster

  • ISBN: 0786296429
  • Category: Genre Fiction
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Paul Auster
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Thorndike Pr; Large Print edition (July 5, 2007)
  • Pages: 185
  • ePub book: 1264 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1491 kb
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  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 894

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Travels in the Scriptorium is an extremely skimpy book - it's less than 150 pages long - yet its purpose seems to be. .

Travels in the Scriptorium is an extremely skimpy book - it's less than 150 pages long - yet its purpose seems to be to prove that the inside of Auster's skull can become extremely crowded at times. The manuscript on the desk (which we're encouraged to believe is the book we're currently reading) is supposedly written by NR Fanshawe. Auster-spotters will recognise this as the enigmatic author from The New York Trilogy who is trailed by a private detective named Quinn, who has in turn been mistaken for a novelist called Paul Auster.

Paul Auster is the bestselling author of The Brooklyn Follies, Oracle Night, and The Book of Illusions, among many other works

Paul Auster is the bestselling author of The Brooklyn Follies, Oracle Night, and The Book of Illusions, among many other works. In 2006 he was awarded the Prince of Asturias Prize for Literature and inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters. I wouldn't recommend Travels In the Scriptorium as a first read for someone new to Auster, but to those loyal Auster fans, it was a real delight for reasons you'll notice almost immediately.

Travels in the Scriptorium is a novel by Paul Auster first published in 2007. Elements from most past Auster novels all converge in this book: every character other than the protagonist, Mr. Blank, is taken from a previous novel, with yet more characters mentioned peripherally. An old man is disoriented within an unknown chamber and has no memory about who he is or how he has arrived there

Travels in the Scriptorium book. Both chilling and poignant, Travels in the Scriptorium is vintage Auster: mysterious texts, fluid identities, a hidden past, and, somewhere, an obscure tormentor

Travels in the Scriptorium book. Both chilling and poignant, Travels in the Scriptorium is vintage Auster: mysterious texts, fluid identities, a hidden past, and, somewhere, an obscure tormentor. And yet, as we discover during one day in the life of Mr. Blank, his world is not so different from our ow.

Paul Auster TRAVELS IN THE SCRIPTORIUM. There are a number of objects in the room, and on each one a strip of white tape has been affixed to the surface, bearing a single word written out in block letters. On the bedside table, for example, the word is table. THE OLD MAN sits on the edge of the narrow bed, palms spread out on his knees, head down, staring at the floor. On the lamp, the word is LAMP. Even on the wall, which is not strictly speaking an object, there is a strip of tape that reads wall.

Paul Auster was born on February 3, 1947, in Newark, New Jersey . in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University. In addition to his career as a writer, Auster has been a census taker, tutor, merchant seaman, little-league baseball coach, and a telephone operator. He started his writing career as a translator. He soon gained popularity for the detective novels that make up his New York Trilogy. Travels in the Scriptorium Thorndike Basic Series Thorndike Press large print basic series.

Dark" (September 2008) [ Paul Auster's next novel, 'Man in the Dark', is due to be published by Henry Holt in the US.Travels in the Scriptorium. An old man sits in a room, with a single door and window, a bed, a desk and a chair.

Dark" (September 2008) ]. Poetry. Each day he awakes with no memory, unsure of whether or not he is locked into the room.

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Travels in the Scriptorium. Determining that he is locked in, the man-identified only as Mr. Blank-begins reading a manuscript he finds on the desk, the story of another prisoner, set in an alternate world the man doesn’t recognize. Nevertheless, the pages seem to have been left for him, along with a haunting set of photographs.

In Travels in the Scriptorium (2007), elderly Mr. Blank wakes in an unfamiliar cell, with no memory of who he is or how he got there.

One of America’s greatest novelists dazzlingly reinvents the coming-of-age story in his most passionate and surprising book to date. Sinuously constructed in four interlocking parts, Paul Auster’s fifteenth novel opens in New York City in the spring of 1967, when twenty-year-old Adam Walker, an aspiring poet and student at Columbia University, meets the enigmatic Frenchman Rudolf Born and his silent and seductive girfriend, Margot. In Travels in the Scriptorium (2007), elderly Mr.

EX - Library book with all the usual stamps and markings. Slight shelf wear. Pages are clean and binding is tight.

Comments

Pooker Pooker
Here's the thing: if you've been reading Paul Auster for a long time, you're going to love Travels In the Scriptorium because it was written for you. Meaning, this little devil is so full of Easter eggs from Auster's past works that longtime readers will have a field day.

Because I've read many of Auster's works, it's hard for me to disassociate what I've read before and look at Travels In the Scriptorium objectively as a stand-alone project. If I were going to recommend this book to new Auster readers, I would say it is once again a captivating story that makes expert use of metafiction. Auster often submits stories-within-stories in his writings, and Travels In the Scriptorium is no exception. Furthermore, Auster explores his classic themes of isolation, identity, and self-analysis.

To the experienced Auster fan, I would say that yes, while Auster once again presents a story-within-a-story, and while he once again delves into ideas of isolation and ambiguous identity, he does so in a fresh, enjoyable manner. I compare Auster's talent to that of Michael Jordan. Sure, when Jordan played, there came a time when we'd seen most of it all before, yet we still couldn't take our eyes off of him because he made each dunk, each three-pointer, and each cross-over a thing of beauty, something far and away better than anything anyone else could ever hope to do.

Such is Auster. I've read all of these themes before and seen most of the techniques, but he makes it all seem original with each new outing. Consequently, though I won't spoil the book, Travels In the Scriptorium covers new metafictional ground for Auster, and I think if anyone deserves to try something like what occurs in this book, it's Auster.

I wouldn't recommend Travels In the Scriptorium as a first read for someone new to Auster, but to those loyal Auster fans, it was a real delight for reasons you'll notice almost immediately.

~Scott William Foley, author of The Imagination's Provocation: Volume I
Pumpit Pumpit
The New-York trilogy' and 'The music of chance' are a part of the best novels I ever read. In these novels imagination becomes reality, leading to psychological chaos and loss of identity in a meaningless world. Disappointed by novels like 'The Book of Illusions' and the 'Brooklyn Follies'. They suffered from long-windedness and a rather insipid plot not to mention a tendency to banality. Just as I almost removed his name from my list of favorite writers, he publishes 'Travels in the Scriptorium'.

Are we back in the days of ' Music of Chance'?. I believe not. There is more social engagement , but above all there is more sense of absurdity. It is as if the author wants to create more distance between him and the reader, as if he wants to be alone with his characters. In 'The Music of Chance', the sense of the absurd was already very strong but there was a total social disengagement.

A word or to about the principal characters. An old man finds himself in a small room. A miniature camera is planted in the ceiling right above him and a few microphones are also hidden. The camera takes one picture after the other of the old man ( Big Brother is watching.) He knows nothing: where is he? why? Who is he? Is this a prison? Or a psychiatric hospital? He has a strong sense of guilt but at the same time he feels that he is the victim of an injustice.

Then there is Anna. Anna is... is what? Well we don't know exactly. Is she a nurse? An angel? A Guardian Angel maybe? Is she family? In any case she is always very kind and helpful. For an unknown reason she gives him three different pills every morning along with his breakfast.
"I'm not sick!" "It's for your treatment". Ah, his treatment! Anna says she loves the old man and she wants a kiss on her lips. Mystifying, isn't it?

The story is build upon what several people wrote down during their stay in a similar room - or the same room ? - the moment in time is also different. Are the manuscripts written by one person or more? (In a medieval abbey, the room where some of the monks copied their manuscripts was called a scriptorium. You could "travel" from one desk to the other.)

I gave this novel five stars because this is Paul Auster at his best. He writes with a sense of humor about people. These people are trying to make the best of it, living in a hostile, cruel or indifferent world.
huckman huckman
quick read, sat down and was done in a few hours. auster is the best at telling a story within another story and travels is no exception. the book could have had a thousand endings and auster has the nerve to leave his readers wondering...great as always
Mitynarit Mitynarit
Like all of Auster's novels, this is also one of a kind. Unpredictable and constantly inventive.
Mr.mclav Mr.mclav
Sorry Paul, but it was boring, annoying, and frustrating. If that is what you were going for, shame on you. It was a book full of questions, with a main character so helpless I just wanted to fling the book into the trash but then i'd be responsible for the unreturned book fee. It got nowhere fast and the ending was pretty horrible. Waste of time. At least it wasn't that long.