By Brendan Martin
This publication focuses upon the literary and autobiographical writings of yank novelist Paul Auster, investigating his literary postmodernity when it comes to a whole diversity of his writings. Martin addresses Auster’s evocation of a number of postmodern notions, corresponding to the duplicitous artwork of self-invention, the position of likelihood and contingency, authorial authenticity and responsibility, city dislocation, and the predominance of duality.
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