Paul Auster’s Winter Journal

Given pages enough, and time, how would you organize the story of your life? Would you begin sensibly, that is to say, chronologically, from infancy into adulthood? Or would you perhaps single out the most impactful moments, the most important […]

Paul Auster’s Mr. Vertigo

Paul Auster’s Mr. Vertigo begins audaciously, testing our credulity: “I was twelve years old the first time I walked on water.” Are we to take this as a metaphor, a reference to Christ, or a simple declaration of fact? Auster, […]