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Paul Auster


USA flag (1947 - )

Paul Auster was born in Newark, New Jersey, in 1947 to middle class parents. After attending Columbia University he lived in France for four years. Since returning to America in 1974, he has published poems, essays, novels and translations.
 
Series
New York Trilogy
1. City of Glass (1985)
2. Ghosts (1986)
3. The Locked Room (1986)
The New York Trilogy (omnibus) (1987)
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