La invención de la soledad

La invención de la soledad➳ [Reading] ➶ La invención de la soledad By Paul Auster ➩ – Oaklandjobs.co.uk Una ma ana de enero de , Paul Auster se enter de que su padre hab a muerto Y comenz a escribir La invenci n de la soledad que, como dice l, fue el comienzo de todo Entre la memoria, el ajuste de cuent Una ma ana de enero de , de la Epub á Paul Auster se enter de que su padre hab a muerto Y comenz a escribir La invenci n de la soledad que, como dice l, fue el comienzo de todo Entre la memoria, el ajuste de cuentas y la investigaci n de la novela familiar , esta obra germinal de todo el edificio literario austeriano que multiplica en enigmas diversos el gran enigma de la paternidad , se divide en dos partes En Retrato de un hombre invisible , se nos descubre el misterio de un asesinato ocurrido en La invención MOBI :¼ la familia sesenta a os antes, un episodio que permite sospechar las claves del fr o y distante car cter del padre muerto En El libro de la memoria , Auster encadena la reflexi n acerca de su papel de hijo con su propia paternidad y la soledad orfandad del escritor. The Invention of Solitude, Paul AusterThe Invention of Solitude is Paul Auster s first memoir, published in the year 1982 The book is divided into two separate parts, Portrait of an Invisible Man, which concerns the sudden death of Auster s father, and The Book of Memory, in which Auster delivers his personal opinions concerning subjects such as coincidence, fate, and solitude, subjects that have become trademarks of Auster s works 2009 The Invention of Solitude, Paul AusterThe Invention of Solitude is Paul Auster s first memoir, published in the year 1982 The book is divided into two separate parts, Portrait of an Invisible Man, which concerns the sudden death of Auster s father, and The Book of Memory, in which Auster delivers his personal opinions concerning subjects such as coincidence, fate, and solitude, subjects that have become trademarks of Auster s works 2009 1387 252 20 1982 A game of two halves first half excellent second half poor.The first part, Portrait of an Invisible Man, is written shortly after the death of his father and is the author s account of his recollections of the man and his rather distant relationship with him Sometimes sad but also amusing in parts, I found this part of the book interesting, enlightening and as always with Auster superbly written.The second part, The Book of Memory, is supposed to be a reflection of the author as a father to A game of two halves first half excellent second half poor.The first part, Portrait of an Invisible Man, is written shortly after the death of his father and is the author s account of his recollections of the man and his rather distant relationship with him Sometimes sad but also amusing in parts, I found this part of the book interesting, enlightening and as always with Auster superbly written.The second part, The Book of Memory, is supposed to be a reflection of the author as a father to his son Daniel This I found hard work In fact it degenerates quickly into what feels like a random series of anecdotes and quotes from other writers I must admit that I gave up trying to plough my way through these ramblings Paul Auster s book was mentioned in something else I was reading I liked the title, so I made a note of it in my day planner to put on hold at the library The older I get, theI realize that there s no point in assuring yourself that you ll remember something chances are, you won t It s better to make a note of it before it fades completely from your mind The first part, Portrait of an Invisible Man was fascinating the second part, The Book of Memory, not so much.You know what the fi Paul Auster s book was mentioned in something else I was reading I liked the title, so I made a note of it in my day planner to put on hold at the library The older I get, theI realize that there s no point in assuring yourself that you ll remember something chances are, you won t It s better to make a note of it before it fades completely from your mind The first part, Portrait of an Invisible Man was fascinating the second part, The Book of Memory, not so much.You know what the first part was like It was a clear portrait of his father, who died unexpectedly and what you get from reading it is that they had a complicated relationship where a lot of things were unsaid and that, while there was none of that closeness that all parents should have with their children, you got the sense that this was a man, who even after his father was gone, continued to find some sort of connection to him, so he could better understand why he was the way he was.It sort of made me think about how some of us have relationships like that where we love someone because we have to but, whether we can ever bring ourselves to admit out loud, we know secretly that, in our hearts, we would probably never choose to have this person in our lives.In one part, he writes about his father s emotional distance In the back of my mind a desire to do something extraordinary, to impress him with an act of heroic proportions Thealoof he was, the higher the stakes became for me, Auster writes.As they walked to the car after Auster had played baseball terribly, his father absently told him that he did well and when Auster protested, his father replied that you couldn t do well every time It was not that he was trying to encourage me Nor was he trying to be unkind Rather, he was saying what one says on such occasions, as if automatically They were the right words to say, and yet they were delivered without feeling, an exercise in decorum The passage made me think about how it s been often said that the flip side of love isn t hate, but indifference and how, weirdly enough, that message was hammered home when I watched the brilliant Argentine film, The Secret In Their Eyes which actually made me rethink my views on the death penalty.Life in prison in complete solitude where the prison guards don t talk to you and there s no TV to watch, no interaction with other prisoners, no access to books but enough food to keep you alive maybe that is the worst punishment we could ever inflict on convicted prisoners.But I digress.Anyways the second part of the book was called The Book of Memory and it was sort of pretentious.I studied journalism and I appreciate a well written article, so that s always been the style of writing I like best writing that s simple and clear and tells a story without any bells and whistles I have always like Paul Auster s novels and thought I would give his autobiographical meditation on memory, The Invention of Solitude, a try My interest was also attracted to this work because the first section concerns his relationship with his father, a topic that always intrigues me I had a powerful and unforgettable father that shaped my life in ways I probably still don t entirely understand In the end, I found this book rewarding Auster s portrayal of a father who was largely a pose I have always like Paul Auster s novels and thought I would give his autobiographical meditation on memory, The Invention of Solitude, a try My interest was also attracted to this work because the first section concerns his relationship with his father, a topic that always intrigues me I had a powerful and unforgettable father that shaped my life in ways I probably still don t entirely understand In the end, I found this book rewarding Auster s portrayal of a father who was largely a pose, never fully there for anyone, is unforgettable and deeply troubling However, Auster s impressive erudition, obsession with coincidence upon which many of his novels are built , and compulsion to go for the enigmatic, sometimes paradoxical, truth eventually began to wear me down Auster is cultured and smart, that I will never dispute, but if I want a traumatized search for the paradoxes of truth, I will go back to one of Auster s favorites, Pascal s Pens es, where the game of philosophy is being played for somewhat higher stakes Granted, the first section dealing with the death of his father was nothing short of amazing I loved it as have most who have read it and felt it necessary to say something about their personal experience And yes, the second section, The Book of Memory did focus on his son Daniel and I think he used Daniel as a conduit in which to enable his own act of recollection The second section dealt with his marriage and divorce from his first wife, his time living in France, the mirrors and rhymes of Granted, the first section dealing with the death of his father was nothing short of amazing I loved it as have most who have read it and felt it necessary to say something about their personal experience And yes, the second section, The Book of Memory did focus on his son Daniel and I think he used Daniel as a conduit in which to enable his own act of recollection The second section dealt with his marriage and divorce from his first wife, his time living in France, the mirrors and rhymes of his life that seemed to be reflectedoften than not The section bogged down on me early but only because I believed Auster might resort to a pitiful voice I have heard in some of his later works, that being too much involved in the sentimental and his even acting silly about it at times But that wasn t the case at all It was philosophically moving, it was based on memory and recollection, it was a vehicle in which he could try his hand at writing something besides poems and translations Auster was learning for himself on the page what it meant to be a writer He was saving himself He was looking for the uncanny in his life, the unheimliche, and he quoted Freud and others in the process of his demonstrating to us his seriousness in getting to the bottom of this writing craft From Wikipedia The uncanny Ger Das Unheimliche the opposite of what is familiar is a Freudian concept of an instance where something can be familiar, yet foreign at the same time, resulting in a feeling of it being uncomfortably strange or uncomfortably familiar Because the uncanny is familiar, yet strange, it often creates cognitive dissonance within the experiencing subject due to the paradoxical nature of being attracted to, yet repulsed by an object at the same time This cognitive dissonance often leads to an outright rejection of the object, as one would rather reject than rationalize.I was wrong about my thinking the second section of this book was of measure less than the first It was a very good memoir, an important attempt for Auster in which to begin his long, literary accomplishment We should all wish to be so lucky Two parts Portrait of an invisible man, a meditation about his father upon his father s death, and The Book of Memory, which is a kind of abstract meditation about memory, language, solitude, writing, story and fatherhood, in part based on his own young son Daniel with no mention of Lydia Davis, Daniel s mother This is a book about fatherhood, so it s about men and seeing yourself in your father and your son, to see the old man in the face of a child, and vice versa The first section is Two parts Portrait of an invisible man, a meditation about his father upon his father s death, and The Book of Memory, which is a kind of abstract meditation about memory, language, solitude, writing, story and fatherhood, in part based on his own young son Daniel with no mention of Lydia Davis, Daniel s mother This is a book about fatherhood, so it s about men and seeing yourself in your father and your son, to see the old man in the face of a child, and vice versa The first section isnarrative, about His Dad who he never really was close to, who was distant as many fathers seem to be to sons, whose life was shaped by the murder of his own father The second section is less narrative,fragments Auster is also the son of Kafka, in a sense, in the darkness present here This is my second reading of this text and I have always struggled to read the second section, though how hard he is on his father is also tough to read at times Very meta fictional in approach, reflective about the nature of the process of memory and language 3.5 5A Paul This is a memoir told in two parts the first half dealing with Auster trying to come to terms with his father s death and seemingly nonexistent existence, and the second half dealing with Auster s experiences as father himself I loved the first half and would give it 5 stars Auster s account of trying to find an identity for his father might be the best of the author s writing that I ve read The second half, though, had no connection for me, felt too experimental and nonlinear, and detracted This is a memoir told in two parts the first half dealing with Auster trying to come to terms with his father s death and seemingly nonexistent existence, and the second half dealing with Auster s experiences as father himself I loved the first half and would give it 5 stars Auster s account of trying to find an identity for his father might be the best of the author s writing that I ve read The second half, though, had no connection for me, felt too experimental and nonlinear, and detracted from the overall book I don t entirely know what to say or how to describe this book Rather I ll just state that in the end the only reaction I had was that I had just read something beautiful. it makes you feel like the writer isn t writing his words on a blank sheet of paper, it s like he s writing directly in your soul.

La invención de la soledad MOBI ô de la  Epub á
  • Paperback
  • 245 pages
  • La invención de la soledad
  • Paul Auster
  • Spanish
  • 01 September 2017
  • 8433920979