The Brooklyn Follies has ratings and reviews. Fatima said: اوایل فکر میکردم چون کتاب در مورد مرد شصت ساله ای که اتفاقا سرطان هم داره هست ، ا. “A charming, beguiling story about the terrible beauty of families and the redemptive power of love Auster’s writing is packed with surprises.” ―USA Today. For three decades Paul Auster has been the most “European” of American authors. His cerebral, detached, tricksome novels have earned him.

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When Nathan tells us that he came to Brooklyn to die, we know that he is going to turn around and find a way to live. The protagonist and narrator is a man named Nathan Glass, a 60 year old ex-insurance salesman, who went through lung cancer and has recently became a divorcee, has sort of given up on life and wants to calmly wait it out until its end, spending the savings he has attained. As Nathan recovers his soul through immersion in their lives, Auster meditates on the theme of sanctuary in American literature, from Hawthorne to Poe to Thoreau, infusing the novel’s picaresque with touches of romanticism, Southern gothic and utopian yearning.

I was just a wee undergraduate back then. I have not read other works by Paul Auster but have become a fast fan, after this novel. Auser to Read Currently Reading Read.

The Brooklyn Follies by Paul Auster. I was just ten years old, but I can still remember the exact moment when the idea occurred to me, the exact moment when I found the name. It makes everything one just read seem less important and more important at the same time.


As it was this book was auser so bland, and glib and waste of time.

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Auster employs tough-guy talk and funny, believable stories of folly in his search for brookyln and goodness. Tom’s boss is the colorful and char Nathan Glass has come to Brooklyn to die.

Sep 04, Oriana rated it it was ok Shelves: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Return to Book Page.

We’re referring to what? A reader must work very hard at getting to the bottom of every scene–if not of every paragraph–in order to make the story come to life. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. It’s not as bad as all that. Auster’s fiction has occasionally been criticised for its implausibility and the same complaint can be levelled against The Brooklyn Follies.

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Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Moon Palace Contemporary American Fiction. Eventually he comes to terms with his lot in life, realizing his past foibles and trying his best to live his life for the moment, in auzter more loving, open and honest manner. There’s a recurring joke early on about Glass and his long-lost nephew Tom Wood sharing similarly weird surnames.

Nov 23, Allan rated it really liked it Shelves: Jackie Chan’s 10 Best Films. He and Nathan share long conversations about the nature of things, their enthusiasm imbued with desperation. Familiar, flllies, is the questionable narrator, and the metafictional play the book Nathan is writing is austet, but not wholly, the book that we are reading. Tom has seemingly given up on life and has resigned himself to a string of meaningless jobs as he waits for his life to change. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.


January 15, 1: A good choice to spend several hours, involved in the life of an everyman, his aspirations, dreams, brooklny, failures and hopes.

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This was one lousy book. Glass with his cancer auser remission, Wood with “the collapse of his most cherished ambitions” to finish an English graduate degree, and an New England inn owner Glass and Wood both eventually meet who is struggling with the loss of his wife.

Adam McKay’s gonzo Dick Cheney biopic satire, Vice, won’t be compared to Shakespeare, but it shares the Bard’s disinterest in supervillains’ motivations.

Somehow, Auster is asking us to skip that whole part in between failure and others loving us, where we feel shame, embarrassment, and pain in the face of our missteps. A mere indulgence it winds up being, though.

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While browsing the area, Nathan Wood encounters his newhew, Tom, once a promising academician, now a former cab driver follkes a current used book store employee. There is nothing wrong with being anxious about humankind’s ignorance and impotence, but Auster can be too eager to shoehorn in reminders about the randomness of fate, and the effects this has on everyday people.

Paul Auster US publication date: References to the US election to bind the sense of alienation and lack of agency to the wider sociopolitical spectrum of contemporary America?

This was my first Paul Auster novel.