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The Book of Illusions-SIGNED FIRST PRINTING

Auster, Paul

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ISBN 10: 0571212131 / ISBN 13: 9780571212132
Editorial: Faber, London, 2002
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Fine first printing in fine dustwrapper which has very minmal shelfwear to the top edge. Full number string to copyright page. Signed by the author, without inscription, to the title page. N° de ref. de la librería 002912

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One man's obsession with the mysterious life of a silent film star takes him on a journey into a shadow-world of lies, illusions, and unexpected love. After losing his wife and young sons in a plane crash, Vermont professor David Zimmer spends his waking hours mired in grief. Then, watching television one night, he stumbles upon a lost film by silent comedian Hector Mann, and remembers how to laugh . . . Mann was a comic genius, in trademark white suit and fluttering black moustache. But one morning in 1929 he walked out of his house and was never heard from again. Zimmer's obsession with Mann drives him to publish a study of his work; whereupon he receives a letter postmarked New Mexico, supposedly written by Mann's wife, and inviting him to visit the great Mann himself. Can Hector Mann be alive? Zimmer cannot decide - until a strange woman appears on his doorstep and makes the decision for him, changing his life forever. Written with breath-taking urgency and precision, this stunning novel plunges the reader into a universe in which the comic and the tragic, the real and the imagined, the violent and the tender dissolve into one another.

Críticas: ' In short, The Book of Illusions is a stunning feat of imagination and likely the best book that Auster has written.' -- Financial Times

' The Book of Illusions is a masterpiece of storytelling - an astounding portrait of grief, as well as a convincing treatise on the redemptive power of art and laughter.' -- Time Out

'An elegant and enthralling new summit in Paul Auster's art.' -- Jonathan Lethem

'It is the kind of dexterity that has been delighting Auster's readership since his acclaimed 1987 debut The New York Trilogy...' -- Guardian

'This brilliant novel is compulsively told, by a narrator one imagines typing at night with a glass of bourbon to hand . . .' -- Spectator

'Through all its dark and delightful twists and turns, The Book of Illusions is suffused with warmth and illuminated by its narrator's hard-won wisdom.' -- Peter Carey

(Auster's) novels are worldy, finely tuned, elegant, knowingly self-referential. -- Observer, 28 September 2002

A stunning feat of imagination and likely the best book that Auster has written. -- Financial Times, 28 September 2002

This brilliant novel is compulsively told, spilled out, almost, by a narrator one imagines typing at night with a glass of bourbon to hand. -- Spectator, 3 October 2002

a masterpiece of storytelling - an astounding portrait of grief, as well as a convincing treatise on the redemptive power of art and laughter. -- Time Out, 25 September 2002

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Título: The Book of Illusions-SIGNED FIRST PRINTING

Editorial: Faber, London

Año de publicación: 2002

Encuadernación: Hardback

Condición del libro: Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Fine

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author

Edición: First Edition.

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