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Timbuktu: Auster, Paul
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Timbuktu

Auster, Paul

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ISBN 10: 0571191975 / ISBN 13: 9780571191970
Editorial: Faber and Faber, London, 1999
Usado Hard Cover
Librería: bluemanbooks (Ludlow, Reino Unido) Cantidad: 1
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This is a true UK first edition / first printing, with the full numberline 24681097531 on the copyright page. A very nice copy. The jacket is in Fine condition. Not price-clipped. The book is in Near-Fine condition (it has a lean to the book block). Overall, a great copy of this witty novel in which Mr Bones, a dog, is the main character. By the acclaimed American author of 'Moon Palace' and 'The New York Trilogy'. We protect all our books with a removable plastic cover, and send them with care. N° de ref. de la librería 000818

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Mr Bones is the canine sidekick and confidant of Willy G. Christmas, a brilliant but troubled poet-saint from Brooklyn. Together they sally forth in search of Willy's beloved high-school teacher, who years ago knew him in his previous incarnation as William Gurevitch, son of Polish war refugees.

Críticas: "What was a poor dog to do?": This story of contemporary America--from the poet- wanderer's life on the streets to the world of "two-car garages, home-improvement loans, and neo-Renaissance shopping malls"--is told from the point of view of a "four-leg", Mr. Bones.

Following his critically acclaimed The New York Trilogy and The Invention of Solitude, Paul Auster's new novel is a sad and witty saga of a dog's life. With the imminent demise of his first master, Willy G. Christmas--on his way to "Timbuktu"--Mr Bones faces an uncertain future as a "lost" dog, an ownerless dog, a homeless dog.

Timbuktu is a tale of what happens, before and after Willy's death: the dilemmas of ethics and affection, of a man and a dog in search of love and friendship. In Mr Bones' dreams, Willy comes back, exhorting, advising, allegorising: "People get treated like dogs, too, my friend, and sometimes they have to sleep in barns and meadows because there's nowhere else for them to go." Like Mom-san, Willy's mother, "hunted ... down like a dog" in Warsaw. The connection is crucial to the novel; its sustained, but discreet, reflection on the vicissitudes of human--and canine--love and hate. --Vicky Lebeau

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Título: Timbuktu

Editorial: Faber and Faber, London

Año de publicación: 1999

Encuadernación: Hard Cover

Edición: First Edition

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